The best way to clean area rugs

The best way to clean area rugs

Maintenance is necessary if you have home rugs that take on a lot of foot traffic. But what's the best way to clean your area rugs?

The good news is it's not as hard as you think, even in busy areas. Here are some tips to help you keep your rugs looking great for years.

Shake things up a bit

One of the most beneficial actions is also one of the simplest. If your rugs are a manageable size, take them outside and shake them off.

To remove dirt that seems to hang on, you can even hang large area rugs over a clothesline and beat them. This age-old method still works well today with hardy rugs.

A sprinkle of baking soda helps to neutralize any lingering odors. But be sure to do this before vacuuming.

Daily cleaning is a must

Daily cleaning can be essential to your routine in your busiest spaces because these rugs are often placed to pick up dirt and debris and trap it.

Sweeping can rid the rugs of surface dirt, which is then removed. For a larger rug, you might need a vacuum with a beater bar for the cleanest clean.

It's important to remember that you should never use beater bars to clean rugs with fringe. This can damage the fringe as well as the piece itself.

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Villa Carpets is a great place to find the flooring and services you need most. We are proud to offer our help no matter how large, or small your requirements are.

Please stop by our showroom in Metro Detroit, MI, any time for the best area rugs and information. From there, we provide home rugs to residents from:

  • Warren
  • Sterling Heights
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  • and Macomb Township