Include Your Rugs When You Spring Clean!

As the buds bloom and daylight extends, spring inspires many of us to start on our annual spring cleaning spree. This season symbolises renewal and rejuvenation, prompting us to declutter and polish every nook and cranny of our homes.

Yet, amidst the flurry of cleaning wardrobes and scrubbing floors, an often-overlooked hero demands attention – your rugs.

Why Rug Cleaning Should Be on Your Spring Cleaning List:

Rugs add warmth, character, and style to our living spaces. From bold, eye-catching designs to subtle, decor-complementing hues, rugs bear the brunt of daily life, accumulating dust, spills, and everything in between. A thorough cleaning lifts their appearance and promotes a healthier living environment, free from allergens and dust mites.

The Hidden Benefits of Cleaning Your Rugs:

Nestled within the fibres of your rugs are invisible culprits – dust, allergens, and grime – compromising your indoor air quality and potentially your health. Regular rug cleaning isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s essential for extending the life of your rug and maintaining the cleanliness of your home environment.

DIY Rug Care Tips:

Before you call in the professionals, there are many simple but effective steps you can take to maintain your rugs:

  1. Vacuum with Care: Regular hoovering, including both sides of reversible rugs, removes surface dust and debris. Use a brush attachment to prevent damage to delicate fibres.
  2. Beat the dust Out: Take your rugs outdoors and hang them over a sturdy railing. Gently beat them to dislodge ingrained dirt.
  3. Spot Clean Spills: Tackle spills immediately by blotting with a damp cloth. Avoid rubbing to prevent the stain from settling deeper.
  4. Deodorise Naturally: Freshen your rugs with baking soda. Sprinkle, leave for an hour, then hoover off for a freshness boost.
  5. Consider Professional Cleaning: For deep cleaning or delicate rugs, professional services can safely rejuvenate your rug without risk of damage.

Wrapping Up Your Spring Clean with Fresh, Clean Rugs:

Incorporating your rugs into your spring cleaning routine enhances your home’s cleanliness and breathes new life into your living spaces. They play a pivotal role in making rooms feel cosy and inviting.

This spring, as you refresh your home, remember the foundation of your room’s comfort and style – your rugs. They deserve a renewal process just as much as any other part of your home. With freshly cleaned rugs, you’re ready to welcome the vibrant, brighter days of spring into a home that sparkles with cleanliness and vitality.

Happy spring cleaning!

FAQs About Rug Cleaning

1. Can I clean my area rugs at home?

Yes, many rugs can be cleaned at home using gentle detergent and water for spot cleaning, and you can even take some outside and beat to remove dust. However, you should let professionals clean them for delicate, antique, or valuable rugs to avoid damage.

2. How do I know if my rug needs professional cleaning?

If your rug is heavily soiled, has stubborn stains, or is made from delicate materials like silk or wool, it’s best to opt for professional cleaning. Additionally, if you’ve never had it professionally cleaned or it’s been several years, a professional cleaning can help extend its life.

3. What’s the difference between carpet and rug cleaning?

While the basic principles of cleaning are similar, rugs often require more specialised care due to their materials, construction, and dyes. Professional rug cleaners typically offer more customised cleaning methods and take precautions to protect sensitive fibres and dyes.

4. How often should rugs be professionally cleaned?

For most rugs, professional cleaning is recommended every 12 to 24 months. However, you may need to clean rugs more often in high-traffic areas or homes with pets or children to maintain their appearance and prolong their life.

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Written by Tracey Gilbey, Marketing and Admin Coordinator at Art of Clean.

For further advice or information on our Carpet and Soft Furnishing care, please do not hesitate to contact the Art of Clean team on 01223 901551 in Cambridge. Our services include Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, oriental and area Rug Cleaning, Curtain Cleaning, Patio, and Driveway Pressure washing, Leather Cleaning, Stone and Tile Floor Cleaning, and Wood Floor Sanding and Restoration. We also supply new flooring and carpets through our sister company Art of Flooring. Our Dry-Cleaning service is provided by Farthings Cambridge

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