Your Rug Cleaning Questions Answered

Apr 19, 2022 | Area Rug Cleaning

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We know you care about your rugs. Maybe you spent hours picking the perfect area rug to tie your home decor together, or maybe it was an heirloom from your grandmother. No matter the background story behind your rug, it’s important and you want the best care for it so it can last and look amazing for years to come.

Lucky for you, the rug cleaning technicians from All Brite Chem-Dry are here to provide the services you need so your area rugs can look their best. Our cutting-edge cleaning techniques and expertise with rugs of all types will not only help preserve your rug but also make your home a healthier, cleaner place.

Curious about what our rug cleaning process looks like, or have specific questions regarding care for your rug? You can count on our team to provide the answers you’re looking for. Take a look at some of the questions we commonly receive regarding rug cleaning below.

Your Rug Cleaning Questions Answered

Oh no, my pet had an accident on the rug! What do I do?

Some pet owners are embarrassed to ask this question, but the truth is it happens to most pet owners at some point or another. If you know how to treat the stain, you can save your rug and avoid an embarrassing stain and odor.

You will want to act as soon as you discover the spot. First, focus on absorbing as much of the liquid as possible using white towels or tissue. Blot the area instead of rubbing the rug. Don’t use a conventional spot remover–especially if you haven’t tried it on a test spot of your rug–because they could permanently alter the colors of your rug. When you have removed as much as you can, call All Brite Chem-Dry’s expert rug cleaners in Indianapolis to request specialized rug cleaning services that can effectively remove evidence of pet accidents in a gentle manner.

Why are the colors in my rug bleeding?

If you have noticed that the patterns in your rug have become muddied or faded, you’re probably wondering what happened and how to avoid it. Dyes can bleed, fade or weaken for a number of reasons:

  • Improperly washing rugs
  • Exposure to pet urine
  • Excessive sunlight
  • Fumes from certain chemicals
  • Certain stain removers or other cleaners
  • Rugs produced with defective dyes, inadequate dying methods, or after-market coloring may also experience bleeding.

One of the best ways to prevent your rug’s dye from bleeding is to be sure to only have your rugs cleaned by rug cleaning experts. Standard carpet cleaners and home cleaning solutions pose a risk to your rug’s beautiful colors.

How should I care for my rug between cleanings?

Rugs should be vacuumed regularly, especially if they are placed in high-traffic areas. Much of the soil that ends up between rug fibers is composed of dry particulate matter. This dirt and dust can have a sandpaper-like effect on rugs, accelerating the process of wear and tear.

Rotating your rugs can help reduce the wear and tear rugs receive in certain areas and make your rugs last longer. For instance, think about a rug in a living room. It probably receives the most foot traffic in front of the couch, and that area may wear out faster. If you rotate the rug, you can help spread out that wear so one area doesn’t wear out faster than the others.

How should I prepare for a rug cleaning visit?

Preparing for a visit from an All Brite Chem-Dry rug cleaning expert won’t take long, but it will help expedite the process. Begin by removing clutter and any light furniture in the area. There is no need to vacuum, as your rug cleaner will vacuum before initiating the cleaning process. If you have furry friends, you will want to make sure that they are secured in a separate area of the house or yard for the duration of the cleaning.

Then, make a note of any stains or flaws you want the technician to pay extra attention to. It’s especially important to let your cleaner know if there are any pet stains that will require extra cleaning.  Finally, make a clear path from your driveway to the door and from the door to your rug. Make sure there is room for the technician to park near your home.

Do you have any other rug cleaning questions on your mind? Reach out to a rug cleaning expert technician in Indianapolis by calling (317) 843-9400 today!

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