An Owner’s Guide to Area Rugs Care


SchaferRugYou’ll be surprised to learn how much dirt vacuums miss, and how simple it is to resolve that problem.

The pitch was simple. Back in the 1950s, a vacuum salesman would come to the door, spill dirt on an area rug, and ask the lady of the house to clean it with her vacuum. Then he would load a fresh bag into his model, run it over the “clean” area rug, and open the bag to reveal what it had picked up. Frequently that was all he needed to seal the deal. Had the salesman reversed the order, however, using his vacuum first, the results might have been the same (gasp). Often the problem wasn’t the old vacuum. It was the fact that once dirt goes into an area rug, it doesn’t easily come out.

Keeping your Area Rug Clean

Limit how much dirt gets into area rugs in the first place (sorry for stating the obvious). Declare a shoes-off rule.

Frequent vacuuming is the only way to keep grit and grime from becoming embedded. Having a vacuum that’s easy and efficient to use is crucial. Spend the bulk of cleaning time where dirt collects: a dozen passes of the vacuum on area rugs within a few feet of outside doors, eight passes in high-traffic areas like area rugs in hallways, and four passes elsewhere. Where area rugs have not been regularly and thoroughly cleaned, double the passes for three months.

The safest, easiest, and most effective deep-cleaning solution for area rugs is to have them rolled up and taken away for cleaning. Let our experienced staff bring out the color and vibrancy hidden deep within your fine floor coverings. We’ll clean and refresh them with a professional touch. Once again, you’ll admire the richness of your quality floor coverings and how they enhance your home.

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