Regular vacuuming will extend the life of your rug and contribute to maintaining its great appearance.
Vacuuming should be proportional to the amount of soiling to which the rug is subjected – the more adults, children, and pets you have walking and playing on the carpet, the more often you are advised to vacuum.
For the average household, it is good practice to vacuum daily in high traffic areas such as hallways, near entrances, or busy living spaces and 2 or 3 times a week for the rest of your home.
For a thorough vacuum do three or four passes in each direction (North-South and East-West).
As a general rule, it is advised to use an upright, brush-assisted vacuum for cut pile and suction only vacuum cleaner on loop pile carpet and rugs.
- Vacuuming Rugs – Like most carpeting, rugs should be vacuumed at least weekly to remove dry soil, lint, and hair. If in an entryway, vacuum more often. Be cautious not to vacuum the fringe with your brush bar! Use the end of a vacuum hose from a canister vacuum. Every few months turn the rug face down on a clean, dry smooth surface and vacuum to vibrate out the embedded dry soil.
- Rotation – To ensure even wear, your rug should be rotated. Depending on the traffic, the rotation may vary from every six months to once a year.
If you vacuum frequently but your rug is still in need of a good clean, call for a free consult today!