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Ask an expert like RenCollection, not Google, how to care for your rug on a day-to-day basis. Protect the value of your rug by maintaining it properly.  These six tips will help keep your rug in great shape! A rug in good condition is worth more, whether you want to sell it some day or to pass it on as a family heirloom. And not only that, but if you take proper care of your rug, it will stay just as beautiful as the day you bought it.

Professional Cleaning

It is recommended you have your rug professionally cleaned by professional at least once a year.  If your rug is in a high-traffic area or has suffered stains or an unusual amount of dirt, have it done more often.  A professional cleaning removes dirt and debris you can’t see or get to.

Spot Cleaning and Pet Accidents

Clean up any spot up as soon as possible. Some will require professional cleaning as soon as possible, but with others it is possible to clean the spot and wait for your regularly scheduled rug cleaning.  See this post [link] for more information about spot cleaning.  In most cases a solution of white vinegar, water, and a mild, clear dish detergent will do the job.  For pet stains, another solution to try is 1 teaspoon of household ammonia to 1 cup of water. Some spot-cleaning solutions and other types of hardware store carpet cleaning products are not good for wool rugs.

Stay On Top of Repairs

Just as with your car, it is imperative to have repairs done as soon as you notice a problem. Protect the value of your Oriental rug by preventing small problems from becoming big problems.  Some repairs your rug might need could include fringe repair, patching, and even reweaving.

Vacuum Correctly

Do not use a vacuum with a beater bar. If you have a vacuum with a beater bar, either turn the beater bar off or use an attachment.  Make sure the height is adjustable so that the vacuum itself is not too close to the pile.  And do not vacuum the fringe!

Treat Sprouts Correctly

Sprouts are merely tufts of wool fiber that accumulate on top of the rug pile. The rough equivalent to a sweater “pilling.”  Don’t pull out sprouts. Use scissors to cut the sprouts the same length and the rest of the threads.

Do Not DIY

Aside from some spot cleaning and daily maintenance, relying on professionals to protect the value of your Oriental rug is the way to go.  Some damages from DIY rug projects can end up costing you more money to repair than if you paid a professional in the beginning.

If you keep these tips in mind, you will protect the value of your rug, and it will give you pleasure for many years.