The Best Way To Clean Area Rugs


Area rugs bring a unique style and texture to your home, and they also require special care and attention.

Here are the best ways to deep clean and remove stains from your precious area rugs.


Basic Area Rug Cleaning


While different materials require different care, the following routine maintenance can be used on just about any rug.


Regularly vacuum your area rugs. Dirt can wear your rugs down faster, which is why vacuuming them often is so important. Turn your vacuum settings down for shag rugs and avoid vacuuming any fringe.


Remove pet hair from your rugs with a brush. Vacuuming likely won’t be completely effective at removing pet hair from your rugs. Gently use a stiff brush to remove the hair each week.


Rotate your rugs several times each year. You likely walk on the same areas of your rug more than others. Rotate your rugs often to make sure they wear evenly.


Shake rugs weekly to remove dirt and other particles. Shake your rugs outdoors each week if possible, or at least every month.


Deep Cleaning Your Rugs


Before deep cleaning your rugs, be sure to check their label for specific care instructions. Some may require only spot cleaning or dry cleaning.


Try placing smaller, machine-washable rugs in the washing machine. Place them in a mesh bag first then wash it on a cold, gentle cycle. Hang the rug over a rack to dry.


Rug Stain Removal


If something is spilled on your rug, don’t rub the area—gently blot it instead. Next, try either a store-bought cleaning solution or make your own using 1 teaspoon dishwashing detergent, 1-quart warm water, and ¼ teaspoon white vinegar.

Test a small area of your rug with the cleaner first to make sure it doesn’t discolor or damage the rug fibers.


Area Rug Cleaning In Reno, Nevada


At Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada, we care about your rugs as much as you do. Trust us with your precious textiles throughout the Reno area.


Schedule your appointment for area rug cleaning in Reno, Nevada today!