Tips for Maintaining your Rug

Dear Francine,

I have just moved in with my mother who, at the age of 89, needs a little more help around the house than usual. Since moving back home, I must have forgotten about her fondness for decorative rugs, as there are a number of rugs in my home and neither she nor I are completely sure how best to care for them. How often should they be cleaned? Do rugs need to be beaten or is that just something you see in old movies? My mother and I have been following your blog with great interest, so we were hoping you could help us out.

-Mother’s Not So Little Helper

Thank you for getting in touch, MNSLH. With Mother’s Day recently behind us, you have probably been doing a lot of nice things for your mom around the house.

Now, to answer your questions, rug maintenance can be a little tricky. You are going to want to trust the professionals to do a cleaning of your rugs every six to twelve months to have them looking their best. This is certainly something all of us at Sparkling Clean Services would be happy to help you with. Outside of professional maintenance of your rugs, you are going to want to do a weekly vacuuming of the rugs to keep them free of crumbs, hair, and other small bits of detritus. As for more serious cleanings, you would want to try on your own, remember that not all rugs are the same and you should follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions very closely if you want to try cleaning the rugs yourself.

Aside from regular vacuuming, we recommend you trust the professionals to treat give your rugs the most thorough and appropriate cleanings for their make. Sparkling Clean Services offers Dry Foam Cleanings and we cover carpet cleaning in Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton, Ancaster, and surrounding areas. Dry Foam is one of the fastest, easiest, and safest methods to keep all of your furniture looking as good as new. Rugs, carpets, mattresses—you name it, Sparkling Clean can get it done! Call us at (905) 549-9994 for a free estimate on your next cleaning. We are happy to answer any of your questions, whether you want to reach us by phone or coming here to Ask Francine.

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