Common Rug Cleaning Questions Answered

Oct 3, 2022 | Area Rug Cleaning

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If your Persian or Oriental rug was carefully crafted and represents a special piece within your home, you may wonder how you can find someone with the right knowledge and expertise to clean it. Even if you have an area rug that is not an antique, it can still act as the centerpiece of a room. No matter the type of rug you have, it’s important to find rug cleaning technicians who can provide the care your rug needs. 

Here at CJ’s Chem-Dry, our skilled rug cleaning technicians provide the services you need so your area rugs can look their best over the many years they anchor your home’s decor. Our effective, yet gentle, rug cleaning process and expertise will help preserve your rugs and make your home a healthier, cleaner place. 

If you’re interested in learning more about how we clean rugs or have questions regarding the care of your rug, our team is here to help. Below are some frequently asked questions that may provide the answers you need.


Your Rug Cleaning Questions Answered

What should I do if my pet has an 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 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 the experts at CJ’s Chem-Dry to request a specialized rug cleaning service 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 if they are placed in high-traffic areas. Much of the soil that ends up between rug fibers are composed of dry particulate matter. This dirt and dust can have a sandpaper-like effect on rugs, accelerating the process of 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 Chem-Dry professionals will get rid of dirt and dust beyond the reach of your vacuum, further increasing its longevity. 

How should I prepare for a rug cleaning visit?

Preparing for a visit from a 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. 

Is there anything else you want to know about rug cleaning? Reach out to a rug cleaning technician in Andover by calling (763) 862-7862 today!

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