Proper Rug Storage

When putting a rug into storage, one may be tempted to simply throw it into the back of the closet for another day. However, there are a couple of important steps to take in order to ensure the rug is still in good condition when you are ready to use it again.

Clean The Rug

Before storing the rug, you should always clean it thoroughly. This may entail different processes for different rugs. Generally, the first step is to vacuum your rug to remove any surface level dust, dirt, and crumbs. Sometimes, if the rug isn’t particularly dirty, this is all you may need to do. However, if the rug has gotten considerable use, such as being in a high traffic area of your home, it may be a good idea to steam clean it, use a dry shampoo, or even put it in the washing machine, depending on the material of the rug. Roy’s Carpet Cleaning offers professional rug cleaning services!

Check The Label

If the rug has one, check the label. It will let you know what the material of the rug is, as well as whether it is machine washable. If it is, simply throw it in the wash on the recommended settings and dry it. However, if your carpet is too big to wash, or made of a natural fiber, you will need to spot clean it with carpet cleaning foam and a cloth, or dry shampoo. After the cleaning process is done, if any liquid was used, it is important to make sure the carpet is completely dry before storing, as rolling a rug up with moisture can cause it to mold and mildew in storage.

Storing The Rug

Once the rug is properly cleaned and dried, it is time to store it. It is important to roll the rug rather than trying to fold it. Folding a rug can cause crease or cracks while rolling it keeps pressure off the rug and stores it safely.

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Is it time to store that old rug for another day but still need to clean it? Call Roy’s Carpet Cleaning today to get an estimate, or fill out our online contact form today!