How to Care for Rugs Between Cleanings

Jun 10, 2024 | Area Rug Cleaning

area rug cleaning in Long Island, NY

If you own area rugs and regularly have them professionally cleaned, you might wonder if that’s all you need to do. While routine professional cleanings are crucial for the health and longevity of your area rugs, there are additional steps you can take between cleanings. Here’s what our area rug cleaning experts in Long Island, NY advise:

Regular Vacuuming

Set a schedule for vacuuming your rugs at least once a week. You may need to vacuum more frequently, especially if you have pets, kids, or high-traffic areas like entryways.

Stop Dirt Being Tracked Into Your Home

It’s easy to understand that one of the primary ways dirt makes its way into your home is through your shoes (likewise, pets also contribute to this). Avoid wearing shoes indoors to minimize dirt being brought in. Consider using shoe racks near entrances or providing house slippers for indoor use only.

Wear Socks

Wearing socks or slippers indoors is better for your carpets than wearing shoes. Feet have sweat and oils that can harm carpets, so clean socks can help protect them. Remember to change your socks after wearing shoes.

Rearrange Your Furniture 

A lot of folks like to change their furniture layout occasionally to give their home a new look. This not only benefits the overall energy flow (feng shui) but also helps distribute foot traffic across your rugs more evenly, reducing wear and tear in specific areas. If moving furniture isn’t an option, consider rotating your rugs regularly to prevent excessive wear in commonly walked-on spots, such as in front of furniture.

Act Quickly to Blot Spills

Spills are a common cause of stains on rugs. If something spills on your rug that could stain it, immediately blot the excess liquid with a white cloth or paper towel. Gently dab the area without scrubbing, as scrubbing can drive the stain deeper into the rug and cause damage.

Following these tips will maintain the cleanliness and condition of your rugs between professional cleanings by Carine Chem-Dry. To schedule your next rug cleaning in Long Island, NY, reach out to us at (631) 878-7088. We’re here to assist you!

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