How to Clean Your Area Rug This Holiday Season

Nov 4, 2022 | Area Rug Cleaning

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The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. But they can also be a time for stress and cleaning! If you’re like most homeowners, you’ll want to make sure your home is clean and ready for all the guests who will be coming over. These six area rug cleaning tips will help make your job a little bit easier!

Tip #1: Deal with Stains Immediately

You can always go into a panic when liquid or sticky substances come in contact with your rug, but it’s important to get started right away so you don’t damage the material further. Quickly moving will mitigate some harmful effects of stain-causing products before they bond too deeply and seep through the backing!

Tip #2: No Scrubbing or Rubbing

We’ve all been there. You spill tomato sauce on your white shirt or chocolate ice cream on your area rug. Your first instinct is to start rubbing at the stain, but resist the urge! Rubbing will only push the pigment deeper into the fibers, making it harder to remove. Instead, carefully blot or press a clean cloth against the affected area to soak up as much of the stain as possible. 

Tip #3: Avoid Certain Cloths 

The best way to keep your patterned area rugs clean is by using white cotton cloths. If you use a colored towel to remove a stain, the dye in it may transfer onto other items. Then leave behind an even dirtier-looking mess! Using a white cloth will ensure your carpet will stay the same color when the stain is removed. 

Tip #4: Remedy Burn Stains

Fire and heat are known to do a lot of damage, but luckily there’s still hope for your rug. First, identify where the stain is located—is it near one edge or another? If so then you can be sure that only those upper fibers will need trimming; just make sure not to cut off any other parts! Once all burnt bits have been removed with cosmetic scissors, you can brush away the stain using rubbing alcohol (or club soda) along these affected regions until they turn back into the beautiful fabric again

Tip #5: Schedule Area Rug Cleaning

The spots on your rug may be a sign that it needs professional area rug cleaning. Chem-Dry technicians are trained professionals who can remove deep-set dirt and grime, which causes them to show stains or similar marks.

Tip #6: Call a Professional

The Chem-Dry team specializes in removing stubborn stains from rugs, so don’t risk making a wrong move trying to get out those pesky spots. After carefully dabbing the spot with a white cloth and absorbing excess liquid, call us right away for quick removal services!

No one wants their holiday season to be ruined by a stressful cleaning job. But with our six easy tips, you can make sure your home is clean and ready for all the holiday guests! And if you’re looking for more help, our team of experts is always here to provide top-notch area rug cleaning and other cleaning services. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the holidays!

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