Basic Rug Care

Basic Rug Care San Bernardino

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 “machine washable”, then shake the 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. Tumble dry your rug at the lowest heat setting possible.
  • Beating larger rugs : If your larger rug is easy to pick up, shake it outside first; then put it over a railing or clothesline and beat it. Next, take the rug inside and vacuum it thoroughly. If the label recommends that the rug only be dry cleaned, then save yourself time and frustration by calling the rug cleaning professionals at Century Chem-Dry first to set up an appointment to get your rug cleaned in the comfort of your own home. Trust your rugs of all types with the certified technicians at Century Chem-Dry in San Bernardino, CA who have been specially trained as Area Rug Experts for all off-site cleaning .
  • Vacuuming area rugs : Area rugs with fringe typically require a special cleaning technique. Use gentle suction with your vacuum and start from the center of the rug, vacuuming toward the fringe while being careful to not catch the strands in the beater bar. Then lift the edge of the rug to vacuum underneath the fringe.
  • Caring for Oriental, Turkish or Persian rugs : Clean your valuable imported rugs according to the rug manufacturer’s specifications or bring in a the professional cleaning services of Century Chem-Dry. When handling your rug, always be gentle with the fringe. For heirloom-type rugs, you will need our professionals. Call Century Chem-Dry in San Bernardino, CA at (951) 247-1257 to learn more about their Expert Area Rug cleaning services and how they can benefit the rugs in your home.