Common Rug Cleaning Questions Answered

Oct 4, 2022 | Area Rug Cleaning, Cleaning With Pets, Pet Urine Removal Treatment

spacious room with red and blue area rug and couches

If you have intricate, carefully crafted area rugs in your home, you might be wondering the best way to clean them without damaging their delicate fibers. Even if you have area rugs that aren’t vintage, they still serve as a focal point in your home. It’s critical to find area rug cleaners that can give your rugs the attention they need.

The rug cleaning technicians from North Star Chem-Dry are here to provide the services you need so your area rugs can look their best over the many years they anchor your home’s decor. Our cutting-edge cleaning techniques and expertise with rugs of all types will not only help preserve your rug but also make your home a healthier, cleaner place.

Curious about what our rug cleaning process looks like, or have specific questions regarding care for your rug? Here are some questions we are commonly asked about professional rug cleaning. The answers from our technicians will help you properly care for your rugs. 


Your Rug Cleaning Questions Answered 


What should I do if there is a pet accident on my rug?

If you have pets in your home, accidents are bound to happen. The key is to know what to do after finding the accident.

First, focus on absorbing as much of the urine as possible using white towels or tissues. Avoid rubbing the rug, and never reach for a conventional spot remover, which could permanently alter the colors of your rug. Finally, call your local Chem-Dry to request specialized rug cleaning services that can effectively remove evidence of pet accidents without harming your rug. 

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?

Vacuuming your rugs regularly, especially if they’re in high-traffic areas can help preserve their vibrant colors and extend their life. When dirt becomes compacted within the fibers of your rugs, it can have a sandpaper-like effect on your rugs, shortening their lifespan. Additionally, having your rug cleaned by North Star 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. 

Do you have any other rug cleaning questions on your mind? Reach out to a rug cleaning technician in your local area by calling (651) 333-3602 today!

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