Basic Rug Care

Basic Rug Care

Rugs deserve the same care as wall-to-wall carpet and, in some cases, require special attention.

  • Washing rugs : If you have a smaller rug that needs to be cleaned, check to be sure that the label specifies that it is machine washable. If so, shake the rug outside first and then put it in your washing machine with a mild detergent and at the recommended temperature, which is typically warm water between 90 and 105 degrees. Tumble dry your rug at the lowest heat setting available.
  • Beating larger rugs : If your larger rug is easy to pick up, shake it outside first; then put it over a clothesline and beat it. Next, take the rug inside and vacuum it thoroughly. If the label recommends that the rug be dry cleaned, then save yourself time and aggravation by calling the rug cleaning professionals at Prestige Chem-Dry. Trust your rugs of all types with the technicians at Prestige Chem-Dry in Kannapolis, NC who have been trained as Area Rug Experts for all off-site cleaning.
  • Vacuuming area rugs : Area rugs with fringe require a special cleaning technique. While using a gentle suction with your vacuum, start from the center of the rug, while vacuuming toward the fringe and also being careful to not catch the strands in the beater bar. Then lift the edge of the rug to vacuum underneath the fringe.
  • Caring for Oriental, Turkish or Persian rugs : Clean your valuable imported rugs according to your carpet manufacturer’s specifications or bring in Prestige Chem-Dry‘s professional rug cleaning services. When handling your rug, always be gentle with the fringe. For heirloom-type rugs, you will likely need our professionals. Call Prestige Chem-Dry of Kannapolis, NC at (980) 255-8555 to learn more about Expert Area Rug cleaning services and how it can benefit the area rugs in your home.