Vancouver Carpet Cleaning: Caring for Expensive or Antique RugsApril 26th, 2018 | by Angelo | 0
As a Vancouver carpet cleaning company, the team at Angelo’s FabriClean knows that area rugs are more than just sound dampeners and foot warmers, they’re investments. And keeping them in superb shape requires both time and effort. While hiring a professional rug cleaner is always a safe bet, frequent visits can become expensive. However, there’s plenty that can be done to maintain a rug between cleanings.
Vacuuming might seem tedious, especially if there’s no visible dirt. However, area rugs need to be cleaned at least once a week. Even if debris can’t be seen, ground in dirt can wear away at carpet fibres, causing them to fray and break. This can seriously impact both the beauty and life of an area rug.
Rotate the rug, just like a mattress. Hair should be brushed out, following the natural nap of the fibres. And if the rug is small and manageable, there’s no reason that it can’t be shaken out outside. A good shake works well on most rugs, except Oriental, which should be vacuumed using an upholstery attachment.
There are a few handy tricks that can be used on speciality rugs. Sheepskin, for example, can be cleaned using talcum powder. Just shake some powder onto the rug and brush it through the fur. Then shake off outside. For braided rugs, a commercial cleaning solution will do the trick (remember to spot test first). Lay the rug on a hard surface with a blanket underneath. Then sponge and rub the cleaning solution into the rug. Rinse with warm water and let the rug dry on the blanket.
For handmade or antique rugs, place a nylon screen on top before vacuuming with an upholstery attachment. Do not use a beater. The objective is to suction the dirt away with least amount of contact possible.
When it’s time to call in the professionals, the team at Angelo's Carpet Cleaning understand how to provide expert care for all kinds of expensive and antique rugs. These rugs are taken to a workshop where they are analyzed in order to assess the best cleaning procedure.
To learn more about professionally cleaning area rugs in Vancouver, contact the team at Angelo's Carpet Cleaning today. With over 25 years of experience, they can help clean and prolong the life of all your beautiful area rugs.