Common Rug Cleaning Questions Answered

Jun 3, 2022 | Area Rug Cleaning

Common Rug Cleaning Questions Answered

Persian and Oriental rugs are carefully crafted and are beautiful additions to your home, With proper care, even delicate rugs can last a lifetime. No matter the type of rug you have, it’s important to find rug cleaning technicians who can deeply and gently clean and care for your rugs.

The rug specialists at Alamo Chem-Dry are skilled and trained to provide industry-leading rug cleaning services so your rugs can look their best over the years. 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

What should I do if there is a pet accident on my rug?

If you have pets in the house, accidents are all but inevitable. The key is to know what to do in the crucial moments following your discovery of the accident.

First, focus on absorbing as much of the liquid as possible using white towels or tissue. Be sure to avoid rubbing the rug, and never reach for a conventional spot remover, which could permanently alter the colors of your rug. Finally, call your local Chem-Dry experts to request specialized rug cleaning services that can effectively remove evidence of pet accidents in a gentle manner.

What are the causes of dye bleeding in rugs?

Dyes can bleed, fade or weaken for a number of reasons:

Improperly washing rugs
Exposure to pet urine
Excessive sunlight
Fumes from certain chemicals
The use of stain removers containing bleach
Rugs produced with defective dyes, inadequate dying methods, or after-market coloring may also experience bleeding.

How can I increase the lifespan of my rug?

Rugs should be vacuumed regularly, especially 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 wear and tear.

When you take the time to vacuum your rug on a regular basis, you can prevent the vulnerable fibers from being worn down by excessive amounts of dry soil and thus lengthen its life. Additionally, having your rug cleaned by Alamo Chem-Dry professionals will get rid of dirt and dust beyond the reach of your vacuum, further increasing its longevity and restoring its vibrant colors.

How should I prepare for a rug cleaning visit?

Preparing for a visit from an Alamo 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, as your rug cleaner will vacuum before initiating the cleaning process.

Then, make a mental note of any stains or flaws you want the technician to pay extra attention to. Next, if you have pets, be sure to put them in another room or in the yard so the technician can work without distractions. Finally, make a clear path from your driveway to the door and from the door to your rug to promote safe and efficient cleaning.

Do you have any other rug cleaning questions on your mind? Give Alamo Chem-Dry a call at (210) 741-9470. We are happy to answer any of your rug cleaning questions.