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Learn more about how to properly care for your rugs.

area rug careBasic Tips for Rug Cleaning & Care

At the very least, rugs deserve the same care as wall-to-wall carpet. In many cases, they require special attention.

  • Washing small rugs : If you own a small rug with a label that says “machine washable”, shake the rug outside first and then put it in the washing machine at the recommended temperature. Use warm water (90 to 105 degrees) and a mild detergent. Tumble your rug dry at the lowest heat setting.
  • Beating larger rugs : Larger rugs that can’t be washed in a home machine need to be shaken and beat outside. Just place the rug over a clothesline and get your workout for the day. Most people think they’re done after that, but you’ll still need to take the rug inside and vacuum it. If the label says dry clean only, then roll it up and take it to a professional rug cleaner. Save time and aggravation by calling first to see if the cleaner does rug cleaning, many do not. You can also trust your rugs of all types with Delta Chem-Dry technicians who have been trained as an Area Rug Expert for off-site cleaning.
  • Vacuuming area rugs : Area rugs with fringe require special technique. When vacuuming, apply gentle suction and start from the center of the carpet, vacuuming toward the fringe while being careful not to catch the strands in the beater bar. Lift the carpet edge to vacuum beneath the fringe.
  • Caring for Oriental, Turkish or Persian rugs : Clean imported rugs according to your carpet manufacturer’s specifications or bring in a professional cleaning service. Be gentle with fringe. For heirloom-type rugs, you need professionals. Call Delta Chem-Dry of San Fernando Valley today to learn more!
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