How to Clean an Area Rug - On the House

How to Clean an Area Rug

By on October 22, 2014
tips on cleaning area rugs

Area rug care is different for rug size, construction, and yarn material. Be sure to read the carpet care instructions if they are attached to the rug for the best cleaning results.

Large rugs should be vacuumed regularly to remove dirt. Dirty rugs can wear out prematurely. Take care to not vacuum the fringe of your rug.

If your vacuum leaves pet hair, use a stiff brush to remove the hair, brushing in the direction of the nap of the rug.

Walk patterns and sunlight can wear on area rugs. Be sure to turn them once or twice a year to even out the wear.

Small rugs deserve at good weekly shaking. Take it outside and shake it or beat it vigorously to remove dirt and grit. Depending on the material, you may want to launder it regularly.

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