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Common Rug Cleaning Questions Answered

Jul 21, 2022 | Area Rug Cleaning

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Area and Oriental rugs are carefully crafted, and you might be wondering how to properly care for them so they last a lifetime. Even if you have an area rug that is not an antique, it can still act as the centerpiece of a room. No matter the type of rug you have, it’s important to find rug cleaning technicians who can provide the care your rug needs.

The rug cleaning technicians at Revive Chem-Dry are here to provide the services you need so your area rugs look their best over the years. Our cutting-edge cleaning techniques and expertise with rugs of all types will not only help preserve your rug and make your home a healthier, cleaner place.

Curious about what our rug cleaning process looks like, or have specific questions regarding care for your rug? You can count on our team to provide the answers you’re looking for. Take a look at some of the questions we commonly receive regarding rug cleaning below.


Your Rug Cleaning Questions Answered

What should I do if there is a pet accident on my rug?

If you have pets in the house, accidents are all but inevitable. The key is to know what to do in the crucial moments following your discovery of the accident.

First, focus on absorbing as much of the liquid as possible using white towels or tissue. Be sure to avoid rubbing the rug, and never reach for a conventional spot remover, which could permanently alter the colors of your rug. Finally, call your local Chem-Dry experts to request specialized rug cleaning services that can effectively remove evidence of pet accidents in a gentle manner.

What are the causes of dye bleeding in rugs?

Dyes can bleed, fade or weaken for a number of reasons:

Improperly washing rugs
Exposure to pet urine
Excessive sunlight
Fumes from certain chemicals
The use of stain removers containing bleach
Rugs produced with defective dyes, inadequate dying methods, or after-market coloring may also experience bleeding.

How can I increase the lifespan of my rug?

Rugs should be vacuumed regularly, especially if they are placed in high-traffic areas. Much of the soil that ends up between rug fibers are composed of dry particulate matter. This dirt and dust can have a sandpaper-like effect on rugs, accelerating the process of wear and tear.

When you take the time to vacuum your rug on a regular basis, you can prevent the vulnerable fibers from being worn down by excessive amounts of dry soil and thus lengthen its life. Additionally, having your rug cleaned by Chem-Dry professionals will get rid of dirt and dust beyond the reach of your vacuum, further increasing its longevity.

How should I prepare for a rug cleaning visit?

Preparing for a visit from Revive Chem-Dry and our rug cleaning experts won’t take long, but it will help expedite the process. Begin by removing clutter and any light furniture in the area, as your rug cleaner will vacuum before initiating the cleaning process.

Then, make a mental note of any stains or flaws you want the technician to pay extra attention to. Next, if you have pets, be sure to put them in another room or in the yard so the technician can work without distractions. Finally, make a clear path from your driveway to the door and from the door to your rug to promote safe and efficient cleaning.

Do you have any other rug cleaning questions on your mind? Reach out to a rug cleaning expert technician in your local area by calling (587) 210-2125 today!