Did you know that experts recommend vacuuming at least one time per week? How are you doing with that? Running the vacuum on a consistent basis is a great start to keeping your rug and home clean, but the suction of a vacuum cannot handle the heavy lifting required for a truly clean rug. Perhaps you’ve used a spot-cleaning product to take on the spills and accidents on the area rug in your home or business. Again, that’s a great temporary treatment, but the wear and tear extend beyond an isolated mishap. Chances are that you’ve spent a high dollar on your rug and want to protect that investment. From Persian to Karastan rugs, the price point can be high. Let’s learn about what causes a rug to get dirty and what you can do about it to keep your floor decorations in their best and healthiest condition.

What Contributes to a Dirty Rug?

It’s not surprising to state that a rug gets dirty. Every spilled sticky beverage, visitor who keeps their shoes on, and four-legged creature in your space is adding to the build-up of dirt and bacteria in your rugs. Unwelcome bugs may take a liking to the warm comfort of your rug or feed on spilled food and beverages. Dirt, sand, and grime from outside will begin to de-color your rug and will even start tearing it apart with high foot traffic. Dust travels through your home or business and can settle in a rug. Plus, accidents happen. From spilled wine to animal urine, your area rug goes through a lot.

Why is Rug Cleaning so Important?

All of these factors contributing to a dirty rug ought to help you realize the significance of regular rug cleaning. The importance goes much further than a beautiful rug becoming dirty. The bigger issue lies in how the build-up is affecting you and the overall quality of your home or business.

General Air Quality

Your air quality will begin to decline as pollen, mold spores, and pet dander collect in the fibers of your rug. Maintaining air quality means a lot to someone who lives with allergies. Even if you’ve never had allergies, asthma, or health issues, exposure to unhealthy air particles can trigger complications. Regular professional carpet cleaning will help combat health issues. 

Removing Embedded Bugs

Have you ever heard someone say, “as snug as a bug in a rug?” The point is bugs find comfort in the warm protection of a rug. A lot of people are grossed out by bugs, especially the ones they can see. If you see a spider scurry across your floor, you smack it with a shoe (or run for cover). Even more so, there are smaller bugs that often go unseen that should also raise your concern. Bed bugs, fleas, and dust mites will be eliminated with a deep, expert clean. 

Extending Your Rugs Lifetime

Area rugs are not a cheap product, you know that if you own a Persian or Karastan rug. The hard work, fine attention to detail, and beautiful designs should be protected to extend the life of your aesthetic investment. Let us help you keep your floor furnishings healthy and in pristine condition. 

Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaner

Our services are focused on cleaning and restoration. The Cedar Rapids and Des Moines locations have drop-off and pick-up services available for rug cleaning. Arrangements can be made with our other locations across Iowa and in southern Minnesota ready to protect the rugs in your home or business. Share your needs with us to get the process started! We look forward to serving you.