Taking Care of Your Rug
[separator top=”-55″ bottom=”10″ style=””]If you have a rug in your home you should be aware that rugs require cleaning and care just as wall to wall carpet does. This means you can take care of the rug yourself with spot cleaning and general day to day cleaning.
However, if you want your rug to be fresh and hygienic then you need to get in touch with our team at Best 1 Sunshine Coast Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control so we can give it a professional clean for you. The cleaning products we use at Best 1 are safe for use on all materials, including wool.
After vacuuming and treating your rug for stains we give it a thorough professional steam clean. All care is taken to ensure your rug is looking beautiful, spic and span at the final stage of our clean and ready to be walked or sat on.
In between professional cleans from our team at Best 1 Sunshine Coast Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control you might like to consider some of the following advice to keep your rug clean.
Basic rug care
Just as you need to with your carpet, be sure to give your rug a good vacuum regularly. Do both sides if it is a reversible one and if there are fringes on it don’t vacuum this part as you can damage it. If you have pets, use a stiff brush for removal.
If you try not to take your vacuum cleaner out every day or even every second day, smaller rugs are easily taken outside to be shaken off or strung up and beaten.
If your rug is made of a special material then you will need to follow the care instructions on the label. In the event that you wish to remove the label be sure to save it somewhere for you to refer to when you wish to clean the rug.
Try as you might, spillages and accidents do happen so here are a few of the common stains you may want advice on removing.
Soft drinks and alcohol, coffee and tea – warm water, white vinegar and a little detergent, apply and then blot away with absorbent paper or a clean cloth. For coffee and tea if the stain remains you might need to call our expert team for a spot clean and treatment.
Gum – remove as much gum as possible then apply ice cubes wrapped in plastic to the remainder. This will harden the gum so you can scrape off with a butter knife and then vacuum.
Vomit, faeces and urine – if you have children you could be all too familiar with these things ending up on your floor. Simply apply a soapy warm water solution and blot dry. You might like to use Biozet in this case as it breaks down the enzymes that cause odours.