How to Clean Your Rugs Professionally

Whenever you buy a rug, you are investing in something for long term. Whether the reason behind the purchase is monetary and/or aesthetic, it becomes necessary for everyone to keep their rugs looking fresh and plush. Here is the list of things you should do for keeping any of the area rugs, contemporary rugs, modern rugs and runner rugs clean and new for a long time.


For distributing the wear of your rug you must rotate (replace or turn your carpet) at least five times a year.

No need to put your rugs in the areas having high traffic such a front of a door. Always put your rugs to one side of the room.

If you are using rug protectors that are made from heavy woven canvas or plastic strips. But keep one thing in mind that this method can give hazardous results.

Never walk on the rugs wearing a heel especially stilettos, as it can create unnecessary holes in the rug that can cause extreme damage.

Always use castor cups under heavy furniture as it can easily avoid permanent indentation on fiber. Always reposition your furniture.

Never keep your rugs directly in the sunlight as it can cause damage to your rug. It can use fading and premature aging and it can make your rugs silent.

If you can’t avoid these things than you should rotate your rugs twice a month. Yes, it is not so effective on fading but instead, it will create everything more, unvarying colors as it fades.

If we neglect these things then a rug will show ultimate wear from dirt on the surface of rugs which will settle down into the pile and accumulate? You can use the vacuum in the direction of pile and accumulation to avoid the spreading of dirt and lifting damage. You must take care while vacuuming the edges and the fringes (We don’t recommend to do vacuum at fringes) and no need to use the beater bar attachment. These attachments can worsen previously damages areas and tear away loose fibers.

Take one end of the rug in your hand and walk over it to the other end and leaving the rug upside down, it will straighten tangled fringes. If some fringes remain twisted no need to brush or comb them rather you can simply shake the rug.

Antique carpets are more susceptible to the insects as they are not made from silk and wool.

You should check thoroughly for webbing, holes and insect dropping under your contemporary rugs for at least twice a year.

If you still found any of these problems simple vacuum the both sides of the rugs, you can use the upholstery attachments with the nozzle covered with a piece of nylon stocking. Repeat this activity once or twice a week for at least six weeks and for safety’s sake, inspect other areas of the house carefully.

If your carpet is torn or damaged, it contains holes or loose fringes, Oriental Designer Rugs provides quality services to help your carpet look new again!

Author: orientaldesigner

Hi, I am Vineet Golchha from Atlanta, GA. I am owner of Oriental Designer Rugs Company in Atlanta and we provide all types of area rugs and rugs services like rug cleaning, repair and restoration. For more detail 404-367-0001 or

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