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Five tips for Making Your Rugs Last Longer

Written by Cathy on October 1, 2014
Rugs and carpets should last several years before needing replaced. If you want to make sure that your treasured rug lasts for as long as possible, try these simple tips that will prolong their life.

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1. Wear Shoes Outside Only
Get into the habit of removing your shoes before you come indoors. This will stop you from accidentally tracking dirt into the carpet. Dirt has a habit of working its way through the fiber of your rugs and carpet and damaging the backing. The less dirt you bring in from the outside, the better.
2. Vacuum Regularly
Vacuum clean your carpet on a regular basis – at least twice a week, more often for high traffic areas. It may take 2-3 passes to fully clean your rug.
3. Spot clean your rugs
If you accidentally spill something on a rug, blot it up immediately and then clean it. The longer you allow the spillage to remain on the rug, the more likely it will turn into a persistent stain. Remove spills by blotting up the liquid, misting on some detergent, and blotting it clean. Repeat the process two or three times for best results.
4. Avoid putting Heavy furniture on rugs.
Prevent wear and tear by not placing furniture on rugs. This is especially important with deep-pile rugs, which can show signs of wear quickly. Fluff the rug periodically to breathe life back into flattened fibers.
5. Professionally clean your Rugs
If you have an expensive, treasured rug, get it professionally cleaned at least once every two years. This will help to prolong the life of the rug. Professional cleaners know which solutions to use on different fabrics, and will make sure that your rug comes back looking as good as new, without any damage to the fibers or the backing.

Magic Rug Cleaners

39665 Entrepreneur Ln,

Ste B,

Palm Desert, CA 92211

Phone. 760-340-4301

Email. magicrugcleaners@yahoo.com