Are My Area Rugs Dirty Enough to Clean?
Are your area rugs dirty enough to clean? As soon as the sun starts to shine again in the Spring (especially after a long and cold winter) you may be quite certain that your carpets need to be cleaned. But what about that beautiful (or once beautiful) oriental or area rug? Often, their patterned and bright or dark colors may be harboring soil that may not be apparent at first glance.
What Types of Soil Should You Look For?
Your oriental and other area rugs are vulnerable to the same damage that salt and snow can cause to the underside of your cars. Pets and shoes can bring all that slush into the house. Additionally, homes are closed tight during the cold weather months and can pick up and store ordinary household and cooking odors. Even air fresheners and scented candle odors can add to the film that can land on the rugs.
The best way to determine if your rugs are dirty enough to clean is to make sure to look closely at both the back and the front of your area rugs for evidence of dirt (and moths and other insects as well). Separate the fibers and look down into the foundation. The time to clean an oriental or area rug is before it is saturated with soil. Gritty soil, especially, can abrade the foundation and break down the face pile.
The only way to prevent damage or further damage to the fibers and foundation of your oriental and area rugs is to have them thoroughly and professionally cleaned in a rug cleaning plant by rug cleaning professionals.
So, Are Your Area Rugs Dirty Enough to Clean?
If your oriental or area rug it is not obviously dirty, then thoroughly inspect it front and back. Area rugs should be cleaned every 3 to 5 years (more if they are subject to a lot of traffic). Thus, the answer to the question, “Are my rugs dirty enough to clean?” is “Yes,” if it has been more than 3-5 years since they were last cleaned!
They must be thoroughly dusted, cleaned on the front and the back, rinsed completely and hung to dry as quickly as possibly in a temperature-controlled drying room. An area rug cannot be cleaned properly on site in a home or business.
Why Contact ABC?
ABC Oriental Rug and Carpet Cleaning Co. has been cleaning rugs for more than 40 years in Ithaca and Tompkins County and surrounding areas. We have a full-service rug cleaning and repair plant on our premises.
We have recently expanded our free pick up and delivery rug service 60 miles to the North of Ithaca, now serving Onondaga County as well. Your rugs will be cleaned to perfection and, if you wish, repaired to our highest standards. Depending on the services needed, your rugs will be returned to you in approximately 1 week.
You can receive a price quote over the phone (607-272-1566) based on your knowledge of your rug and its measurements. We can answer any questions you may have about our cleaning and repair procedures. You may also contact us here. You may also fill out the form below and we will contact you.