Basic Rug Care

Basic Rug Care in North Concord

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

  • Washing rugs : If your smaller rug needs cleaning, the easiest way is to clean it yourself. Check the label on your rugs to be sure that it specifies that it is able to be washed in your washing machine. Once you have shaken the rug outside, then put it in your washing machine at the recommended temperature. Generally, most rugs require a mild detergent and warm water between 90 and 105 degrees. Finally, tumble dry your rug at the lowest heat setting possible.
  • Beating larger rugs : If your larger rug is easy to pick up, shake it outside first; then put it over a large railing or clothesline and beat it. Next, take the rug inside and vacuum it thoroughly. If the label recommends that your larger rug be dry cleaned then call on the rug cleaning specialists at Prestige Chem-Dry in North Concord to have your rug professionally cleaned. Trust your larger rugs of all types with the expert Prestige Chem-Dry technicians 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. Use a gentle suction with your vacuum and start from the center of the rug, vacuuming toward the fringe while also being careful to not catch the strands in the beater bar. Then lift the edge of the rug to vacuum undereneath the fringe.
  • Caring for Oriental, Turkish or Persian rugs : Clean your valuable imported rugs according to the rug manufacturer’s specifications or bring in our professional cleaning services. Always be gentle with the fringe. For heirloom-type rugs, you need to call our professional cleaners. Call Prestige Chem-Dry in North Concord, NC at (980) 255-8555 to learn more about our Expert Area Rug cleaning services and how we can best serve your rug cleaning needs.