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3 Types of Rugs that Only a Professional Can Clean

In order to maintain quality and prolong the life of your carpet, you should opt for professional carpet cleaning. You may vacuum or shampoo your rugs yourself to remove crumbs or spills in between professional cleanings. However, there are some kinds of rugs that you should not clean on your own. Doing so may damage your rug or even ruin it completely. Usually, nylon and other synthetic blend fibers can be cleaned at home in between professional cleanings. Read on to learn about the types of rugs that require a professional rug cleaning service every time.

Check The Tag 

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Rugs come in many different types. As far as sizing, there are area rugs and wall-to-wall carpeting. Wall-to-wall carpeting covers the entire floor space, while area rugs are usually placed over hard flooring and can be moved and adjusted. 

Wall-to-wall carpeting can usually be cleaned at home between professional cleanings. However, periodic professional rug cleaning prolongs the life of this kind of carpet. When your area rug gets dirty or stained, check the care tag to see what kind of washing it requires. If it specifies that it requires professional rug cleaning, it’s safer to take it to an expert.

Natural Materials

Rugs come in many types of materials. Synthetic materials can typically be cleaned at home in between professional cleanings. Natural materials are more likely to require professional rug cleaning services every time. Similarly, wool, silk, and oriental rugs should be exclusively cleaned by a professional. These types of fibers are more delicate than synthetic materials and maybe damaged without special treatment. 

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Delicate Condition  

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In general, rugs that are newer are more durable, so they’re better able to withstand home cleanings. If you have a rug that is considered an antique or is otherwise in a delicate condition, it’s best to opt for a professional rug cleaning every time. Antique rugs are vulnerable to mishandling, and delicate rugs are easily damaged by vacuum cleaners. 

All in all, when it comes to fragile rugs or those designed for natural materials, hire a professional. By properly caring for your rugs now, you can ensure that they last for a long time. And the longer they look beautiful, the more money you’ll save in replacement costs. 

Even for rugs that don’t specifically require a professional cleaning service, professional cleanings should be the norm. Opting for a deep cleaning service will also save you time, so why not let the pros take care of it? 

Related Content: Why You Need to Have Your Area Rugs Professionally Cleaned at Least Once a Year

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Provide your home or business with the best maintenance and contact us today. At Legacy Carpet, we can help with all of your carpeting needs. 

Whether you’re in the market for a professional rug cleaning or an upgrade to your carpeting, we can help you keep your home or business carpeting looking clean, bright, and beautiful.  

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