Cleaning Rugs

Cleaning Rugs

Between rain, snow, mud and kids, keeping your rugs cleaned in your house, CAN be challenging! Can you imagine what lingers around on those entry rugs after you rub your dirty shoes all over them? Germs! Dust! Debris! Oh my! GROSS! So, your pretty fashionista rug is a bacteria bucket!! Here are a few tips and pointers for maximizing the life of these not-so-cheap rugs in our homes.

How to know if you rugs need deep cleaned?  If you answer yes to any of these questions, you probably need to get it to the cleaners!

1. Pick up corner of rug and kick backside. Do you see a cloud of dust?

2. Kneel down next to rug, rub your hand vigorously on the rug for 10 seconds. Cloud of dust?

3. With the pile facing UP fold part of the rug back upon itself so that the pile opens along a line of knots. Do you see dirty and debris hiding in the crevices?

Tips for rug care:

If you spill on a rug—blot, don’t rub.

Don’t ignore the backside of the area rug. Make sure you read the label for proper care. Ex. Wool rugs cannot be shampooed. It will ruin them.

Vacuum regularly. Use the suction feature and NOT the beater bar. Doing so will suck up fibers and will wear your rug faster. Who knew?

Get it professionally cleaned at In The Bag!

Area rugs should be professionally cleaned at least twice a year. Rugs that receive more traffic may need cleaning more frequent. In The Bag takes pride and makes sure every aspect is treated and cleaned to par! Currently, our punch card has rugs 20% off! Hurry, that special only lasts til 1/31/13.

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