Basic Rug Care

Basic Rug Care

Rugs deserve the same care as wall-to-wall carpet and, in some cases, require special attention.

  • Washing rugs : If your rug is small and the label specifies that it is safe to be machine washed, then shake your rug outside first and then put it in your washing machine with a mild detergent and at the recommended temperature, which is typically warm water between 90 and 105 degrees. Finally, tumble dry your rug at the lowest heat setting possible.
  • Beating larger rugs : If your larger rug is easy to pick up, try to shake it outdoors first; then put it over a clothesline or railing and beat it. Next, take the rug inside and vacuum it thoroughly. If the label recommends that it be dry cleaned then save yourself time and aggravation by calling the rug cleaning professionals at Century Chem-Dry to set up an appointment to get your larger area rugs deeply cleaned. Trust your rugs of all types with the certified technicians at Century Chem-Dry‘s in Colton, CA who have been trained as Area Rug Experts for all off-site cleaning.
  • Vacuuming area rugs : Area rugs with fringe tend to require a special cleaning technique. While using a gentle suction with your vacuum cleaner, start from the center of the rug and vacuum toward the fringe while also being careful to not catch the delicate strands in the beater bar. Next lift the edge of the rug to vacuum underneath it.
  • Caring for Oriental, Turkish or Persian rugs : Clean your valuable imported rugs according to the rug manufacturer’s specifications or bring in the professional rug cleaning services of Century Chem-Dry. When handling your imported rug, always be gentle with the fringe. For heirloom-type rugs, you will need our professionals. Call Century Chem-Dry in Colton, CA at (951) 247-1257 to learn more about our Expert Area Rug cleaning services and how they can benefit the rugs in your home.