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29 Nov

Rug Cleaning Hints and Tips

In order to extend the life of your rug it is important to know how to take care of your rug in between the professional cleans.  By following the hints and tips below, you will help to keep your rugs looking in pristine condition for many years.

  1. Flip your rug over and vacuum the back once a month with a rotator brush.  This will push any dirt trapped deep down in the rug towards the uppermost side of the rug, allowing the dirt to be vacuumed out when you turn the rug back over.
  2. Vacuuming the fringes or tassels on your rug can cause damage, so avoid vacuuming these areas.  Instead, they can simply be fluffed out by hand.
  3. Remember that carpet shampoos and sprays are made for synthetic wall to wall carpets and should never be used on rugs.  Instead, opt for a specialised rug shampoo.
  4. Any spills or stains should be dealt with as soon as they occur.  Blot or scrape the spill and avoid rubbing in circles as this can cause permanent damage to your rug.

Following these steps together with keeping a regular scheduled wash, clean, dry and santise of your rugs by a professional rug cleaner like South QLD Restoration will ensure that you get the best out of your rugs for many years to come.

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