The Do’s & Don’t’s of Rug Care

by | Jun 15, 2021 | Blog, How To

Help Your Rug Live Its’ Best Life!

Area rugs have a special way of adding style and personality to your living space. Just like any other
home investment, rugs need special attention so they can continue living as eye-catchers rather than
eyesores.
Here are the Dos and Don’ts that every rug wants you to follow so they can shine brighter
and last longer!

Area Rug Cleaning

Do: Find out what material your rug is made out of to determine its unique care needs.
Don’t: Toss your rug care tag! Save it as a reference for specific cleaning and repairing techniques
beyond the standard maintenance routine.

Do: Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. Dirt and dust enjoy living within rug fibers as if they pay rent. Send them
packing with weekly or bi-weekly vacuum sessions. Remember to vacuum the area beneath your rugs
also, dirt can easily fall through!
Don’t: Vacuum your rug’s precious fringe edges! A vacuum’s intense force can ruin them.

Do: Use carpet sweepers, brushes, or rakes to remove dirt from areas that can’t be cleaned with a
vacuum.
Don’t: Use beater bar vacuums. They stretch rug fibers and damage them in the long run.

Do: Rotate your rugs 2-3 times a year to preserve an even wear, especially if furniture sits on them.
Don’t: Place your indoor rugs near windows or areas that are exposed to heavy moisture. Direct sunlight
can lead to color fading while humidity can cause rugs to age faster.

Do: Have your rugs professionally cleaned every 1-2 years to maintain freshness.
Don’t: Wait for rug discoloration or fiber degradation to occur before calling the pros at EcoClean.

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Now, what about the classic milk spill? Or when spaghetti night turns into rug stain night? Or the family
kitten uses your rug as a litter box? Let’s talk stain removal.

Be sure to have EcoClean’s Unchained Carpet Stain and Urine Remover stocked in your cabinet.
Purchase a bottle at the EcoClean store (10225 IH 35 N, San Antonio, TX 78233). Safe for families and
furbabies, Unchained is a rug lifesaver that tackles tough stains in a few easy steps:
*The use of gloves and PPE is highly recommended *
● Remove any solids.
● Blot with a clean cloth. Never scrub!
● Mist Unchained over stained area.
● Blot again.
● Repeat as needed.

For harder-to-clean stains or general maintenance, call the EcoClean team – your top-quality rug cleaning resource.
Don’t let a damaged or discolored rug cause a headache, let us help!

Book a rug restoration appointment