Having clean area rugs is more than just healthy for your family and pets. It can also prolong the life of the rugs. If you have just purchased your area rugs, you already realize the expense involved in doing so. But even if you have not just done this, you probably realize the benefits of keeping your rugs clean. Rugs add both beauty and value to your home if they are well maintained. Cleaning them helps to keep your home free of allergens and odors as well. As a general rule, rug cleaning by a professional, certified firm such as Cleaner Carpets & Surfaces should take place about once per year. For extreme heavy traffic areas, steam cleaning may be required more often. Proper, professional cleaning will not leave a sticky residue behind and can be done as many times per year as needed. Keep in mind that many stain resistant warranties require professional steam cleaning every two years. Professional cleaning removes the damaging soil in traffic area that vacuuming has not been able to remove.
Have children or pets? Because rugs collect allergens, bacteria and chemicals in their fibers and kids or pets are low to the ground, it’s healthier for them if you keep these areas as irritant-free as possible. This is also the guideline for rooms frequented by people with strong dust mite allergies. Having your rugs, carpeting and bed linens treated with an all-natural anti-allergen treatment is also recommended. Ask our friendly and knowledgeable carpet cleaners about these treatments when the visit you home to clean your carpets and rugs.
Cleaner Carpets & Surfaces equation for clean rugs:
Vacuum (number of kids + number of pets) times per week + professional cleaning by Cleaner Carpets & Surfaces one to two times per year at least = The cleanest rugs and carpets in the Salt Lake valley!
Here are a few tips on rug cleaning and carpet stain removal:
The best rug cleaning is always preventive. Taking proper care and maintaining your area rugs' cleanliness will help you save money in the long run.
Never rub rashly and carelessly at a carpet or rug stain, this may only cause it to smear and become permanent. Also, doing this will weaken the fiber causing your rug to wear out quicker.
Stains that are not treated will often reappear at the surface of your area rug or carpet. You may have thought you've cleaned the stain, but soon after you'll see the same spot making its way to the surface of your rug. To prevent this, cover the stain with a thick cloth and weigh down with something overnight, allowing the cloth to absorb the stain, then clean as usual. If the stain reappears to be severe, call Cleaner Carpets & Surfaces immediately.
Never use an iron or hair dryer to dry a carpet or rug stain, this will only seal the stain permanently on your rug.
Make sure to steam clean your carpet as often as needed. To have a clean carpet, you need to have it cleaned by a professional carpet cleaner. Cleaner Carpets & Surfaces is Salt Lake City's best and most often referred professional carpet rug and hard surface cleaner for both homes and businesses.
Watch for spills and take care of them quickly to maintain a clean carpet. Just using water on a spill will help most spills. And, if that doesn't work, expand your search. You can also use a mixture of water and vinegar to help you keep the stains out. Taking immediate action can help to prevent spills from becoming stains leaving you with a clean rug.