Basic Rug Care

Basic Rug Care With Golden State Chem-Dry of Upland/Rancho

Rugs deserve the same care as wall-to-wall carpet and, in some cases, require special attention.

  • Washing rugs : If your rug is small enough to fit in your washer, and the label says “machine washable”, shake the rug outside first and then put it in the washing machine at the recommended temperature. Use warm water (90 to 105 degrees) and a mild detergent. Tumble your rug dry at the lowest heat setting.
  • Beating larger rugs : If your larger rug is easy to pick up and carry, shake it outside first; then put it over a clothesline and beat itj, just like Grandma used to do. Next, take the rug inside and vacuum it. If the label says to dry clean only, then roll it up and take it to a professional rug cleaner. Save yourself ┬átime by calling first to see if the cleaner does rug cleaning, many do not. Trust your rugs of all types with Golden State Chem-Dry of Upland/Rancho‘s technicians who have been trained as an Area Rug Expert for off-site cleaning.
  • Vacuuming area rugs : Area rugs with fringe require special technique. Use gentle suction and start from the center of the carpet, vacuuming toward the fringe and being careful not to catch the strands in the beater bar. Lift the carpet edge to vacuum beneath the fringe.
  • Caring for Oriental, Turkish or Persian rugs : Clean imported rugs according to your carpet manufacturer’s specifications or bring in a professional cleaning service. Be gentle with fringe. For heirloom-type rugs, you need professionals. Call Golden State Chem-Dry of Upland/Rancho at (909) 982-9999 to learn more about Expert Area Rug cleaning services.