HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY RUG PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED?
HOW OFTEN DO OTHERS HAVE THEIR RUG CLEANED?
The Short Answer:
Every 1-3 Years
The Real Answer:
The Long Answer:
Scott tells our customers “We need to clean to the soil condition of the rug and each rug is different, just as each home is different.”
For example, a 9×12 machine made Polypropylene rug in the main living room of a home with kids and pets may need to be cleaned more frequently than a 9×12 hand knotted wool rug under a dining table in a home with no kids or pets, who only lives in AZ for half of the year.
What we caution is that even if there are not visible stains or heavy traffic patterns, it is important to stay within that 1-3 year window because of the dirt and dry soil alone. Wool is STRONG, can take a lot of wear and hold a significant amount of dry soil before it is visible to us. Lack of proper and regular dusting will cause fiber damage even to well made hand knotted rugs.
Scott Gwilliam explains how often rugs should be professionally cleaned.
For a visual, please watch this video:
The best thing you can do?
VACUUM regularly and maybe even take the rug outside once in awhile to airdust it with your leaf blower.
What are RED FLAGS that it is time for a cleaning?
Heavy soiling, traffic patterns are starting to appear when furniture is moved away, pet damage, tough stains that can’t be treated at home, it has been 1-3 years since cleaned.
WHAT IF MY MY RUG NEEDS TO BE CLEANED ONCE PER YEAR OR MORE FREQUENTLY?
The most common scenarios that we see are listed below…
Pet Damage or frequent pet urine.
Don’t worry- we see this every day. In most cases, we have good cleaning results if the rug has not been neglected for too long. Click HERE for our pet urine video.
A light colored rug in a high traffic area.
This will obviously show soiling and traffic areas sooner. Rugs with a light color palette may be best in low traffic areas and we recommend Fiber Protector treatment prior to use.
A delicate fiber rug such as Rayon/Viscose.
Lower performing fibers such as Viscose cannot handle the daily wear, foot traffic or spills than a rug made of tough synthetic fibers or wool which is the toughest of them all. We recommend delicate fiber rugs to be placed in very low traffic areas, avoid spills, and have them treated with Fiber Protector prior to use. Click HERE to watch our Viscose video and call us with questions on how to care for them.
QUESTIONS? Call us or Text photos to (602) 350-4083