Area rugs care & maintenance

Area rugs can add a lot of personality to any room in your home or business. At Univeral Carpet, we have a wide variety of styles, colors, shapes, and sizes available for you to pick from. We can deliver the rug to your location and be sure that it is properly placed where you want it to go. Afterward, it will be up to you to understand how to properly care for the rug to be sure that it lasts and continues to look great for many years to come.

Area rug cleaning tips

Taking care of most types of area rug materials is fairly simple and straight-forward. Be sure that you are vacuuming the rug regularly to extend its life, and to prevent the build-up of dirt, dust, and debris. This is especially important if the rug is placed next to an entryway where people may be tracking in a lot of grime from the outdoors. If the rug is reversible, be sure that you are vacuuming each side of it to prevent irregular wear and tear.

It is important that you clean up food and drink spills immediately when they happen with specially-designed stain removers that are made for the materials in the rug that you have. Be sure that excess water used when removing the spill is dried properly to prevent it from ruining the floor below.

It will also be helpful to brush out pet hair from the rug. This can be done using a stiff brush, and you should comb in the direction of the nap of the rug. Often times, even with regular vacuuming, pet hair can be left behind. This can cause your rug to become discolored over time, or cause problems for people in your home who suffer from allergies.

You should also turn your rug at least one time per year. This can prevent extra stress being applied to the rug, especially if it is close to an entrance, or if it is in a spot of direct sunlight from a window.

If the rug is small enough, you can also shake it out to remove stubborn dirt and grime that may have built-up.

Professional carpet cleaning will be recommended for the rug at least once a year for a thorough, deep-cleaning.

To learn more about caring for your area rug, please feel free to give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.