Picture this scenario: you go to an art show in the Sydney area, not expecting to make any purchases and merely hoping to admire some great pieces. At the show, however, a beautiful and hand-knotted Oriental rug catches you eye. The price tag is steep, but you’ve been looking for a gorgeous decorative for your home’s living room or library, and this piece fits the bill perfectly. You decide you have to have the carpet, and you pay the artist a handsome sum to take it home with you.
Needless to say, now that you’ve invested a lot of money in a decorative rug, you want to make sure that it stays beautiful forever. Unfortunately, stains from spills, dust, dirt or other debris can all work to damage your rug and take some of the lustre away from its appearance. How can you maintain your Oriental rug to prevent long-term damage or staining? From knowing the best place to find rug cleaning in the Eastern Suburbs or the Hills District to knowing how to treat stains quickly, the steps below will help you care for your rug and prolong its life.
Four Tips for Keeping an Oriental Rug Clean and Well-Maintained
- Vacuum regularly: Vacuuming your oriental rug once per week will help to keep a lot of the dust, dirt and debris from being ground deep down into the carpet. The deeper dust and debris gets into your carpet, the more damage it can cause and the more difficult it can be to remove.
- Know how to react to stains: Some stains build up gradually over time, and there isn’t much you can do to ‘react’ to them. In a situation where someone spill a beverage on your oriental rug, though—be it wine, juice or any other liquid—you need to know how to spring into action. Essentially, the longer you wait to treat the stain, the deeper into your carpet’s fibres it will sink. Immediately after the spill, get a hand towel and soak it in warm water. Use the towel to pat and blot the rug to soak up as much of the stain as possible. Carbonated water, baking soda or vinegar can all help make this process more successful.
- When addressing a stain, don’t rub the carpet: When you notice a stain, follow the directions above (get a warm, wet towel and blot the stain) rather than trying to rub the stain away. Rubbing at the stain, even with a wet towel, will just grind the stain deeper into the carpet—and can damage some of the rug’s fibres, too.
- Schedule professional rug cleaning in the Inner West or Northern Beaches: Whether you can’t seem to remove a stain or just feel like your rug has started to look a bit less splendid lately, having a professional rug cleaning company on your speed dial is a good idea. At ChemDry Hills Carpet Cleaning, we provide premium rug cleaning in the Hills District, Inner West, Northern Beaches, and the Eastern Suburbs.
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If you are ready to hire professional rug cleaners in the Northern beaches area or would simply like to have ChemDry’s number stored in your phone for future use, please note that you can reach us on 9627 2255. Get in touch today to schedule an appointment.