Welcome back to our blog here at Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners. This is part two of our blog series about the importance of professional rug cleaning. If you’ve ever gotten your rug cleaned by a professional rug cleaner before, you know what an amazing difference it can make. Although daily vacuuming and dusting are important to prevent dust and grime from building up on your rug, it isn’t the only thing you should be doing to preserve your rug. The thing is, there are so many types of oriental rugs out there and depending on which one(s) you own could mean an entirely different cleaning process. Keep reading to learn more.
There’s no doubt that getting your rugs cleaned will improve the comfort of your home. Think about it, how often do you walk into a dirty room only to think, “I’m not comfortable here.” And I’m not just talking about clutter and being disorganized. Living in a dusty or dirty environment doesn’t just impact you physically, it actually makes it less enjoyable to be in your home. This is one of the reasons cleaning up regularly can be so satisfying. Because many of us put off cleaning too long to the point where are homes are a disaster and once that load is finally lifted off of us, it feels like physically removing stress from our bodies.
This is no different when it comes to rug cleaning. Most of us have nice rugs in our living rooms or family rooms, areas of our home that we spend a lot of time in. But how are you supposed to enjoy it when you know how dirty it really is or that it hasn’t been properly cleaned in years. This issue is often amplified for someone who enjoys having company over often because they know their guests won’t enjoy being in their home as much as if the rugs were actually clean. Dirt deep within the fibers of the rug may not be as noticeable at first glance but stains will be immediately noticeable to anyone who sees them.
But rug cleaning isn’t just about looks. In addition to the visual degradation that comes with staining, rugs also collect foul odors over time which can be equally disturbing for family members and guests alike. The problem is, when you try to vacuum or clean out these odors yourself, they always seem to come back. And using normal household cleaning products to treat it can lead to permanent damage to your rug. Do yourself a favor and contact a professional rug cleaner so that you can start feeling comfortable in your own home again.
If you read our previous blog series you know all about the impact rug and carpet cleaning can have on the health and safety of your home. But don’t confuse carpet cleaning with rug care. You’re not going to want to call your carpet cleaner to clean your rug and you shouldn’t call your rug cleaner to clean your carpet. Although they can be a somewhat similar process, they aren’t the same.
With that being said, having your rug professionally cleaned will help you maintain great indoor air quality in your home. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, even in urban environments, indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor air quality. The reason for this is that allergens are able to dissipate when they’re outside, however, inside, they get trapped in the carpet and rugs, then get recirculated throughout the home by your HVAC system. Many homeowners don’t realize this because it’s not something typically thought of as a hazard. However, if anyone in your home has asthma or seasonal allergies, this could be a major issue. And remember, if you have small children who like to spend time on the floor, this issue is much worse for them. Since they’re closer to the ground, they’re breathing in even more of these allergens. If you have a small child, you need to be extra cautious about how you clean your rugs and carpet and how frequently you do it.
Although vacuuming and dusting is a good way to prevent dust and dirt from getting embedded deep within your carpet, it’s not going to remove stains and dirt that are already in your rug. Allergens and pollutants are often dragged in from outside and trapped in the rug. Since your home is a contained environment, they aren’t able to escape before they get embedded within the carpet or rug. And the dust and dirt that does stay in the air will just get recirculated through your HVAC system unless you open your windows several times a day.
You should try to get in the habit of vacuuming, dusting, replacing your air filter, and opening windows regularly. This will help prevent harmful allergens from clinging to your carpet, however, inevitably, you will need to get a professional cleaning done on your rugs. You should plan on calling your local oriental rug cleaner every couple months to a year to have it professionally cleaned. However, when they come over to clean it, make sure to ask them about some helpful tips on cleaning your specific type of rug — no rug is created equal!
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These are just a few of the main reasons to give Fred Remmers a call for all your rug cleaning, restoration, and preservation needs. Contact us today.