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Common Rug Cleaning Questions Answered

Jul 22, 2022 | Area Rug Cleaning

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Persian and Oriental rugs often have a special place in our homes and may even be a family heirloom. Because these rugs are often crafted with delicate material, you may be wondering who you can choose to give it the cleaning it requires without damaging it. Even if your home’s area rug in Lake Tahoe is not an antique, it can still hold tremendous value as the centerpiece of your home. No matter the type of rug that you own, it’s important to select a team of technicians who can provide you with the best area rug cleaning in Lake Tahoe.

The team of rug cleaning technicians from Chem-Dry of Lake Tahoe is here for you. We’ve helped many homeowners throughout the area, including Tahoe Donner, to experience rugs that look their best for many years to come. We bring an unparalleled level of rug cleaning expertise to the area with cutting edge technology and techniques from the Chem-Dry brand. All of this adds up to the best rug cleaning service in the area, as well as making your home in Lake Tahoe one that is cleaner and healthier.

By now you might be curious as to what our rug cleaning process might look like and how we’ll specially care for your rug. Our team is here to help you and provide you with the answers you might be looking for. Take a look at some of our most common rug cleaning questions below. If you have additional questions, just give us a call! We’d be happy to address any further questions you may have about our rug cleaning service in Lake Tahoe, including Truckee, Incline Village, Tahoe City, and Tahoe Donner.


Your Rug Cleaning Questions Answered

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

If you’re the proud owner of pets in your home, then you likely are no stranger to unexpected pet accidents on the carpet, upholstery, and possibly even your rug. To ensure the best outcome for your rugs in these moments, it’s critical that you are armed with the right arsenal of at-home stain fighting products and knowledge to effectively preserve your rugs after an accident has occurred.

First, focus on absorbing as much of the 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. Once you have done your best to absorb as much of the excess liquid as possible, give Chem-Dry of Lake Tahoe a call. Our specialized rug cleaning service is formulated to thoroughly remove any evidence of pet urine accidents in a careful manner that doesn’t damage the rug.


What are the causes of dye bleeding in rugs?

If you’re not careful enough, the dyes in your home’s area rug can 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. The rug cleaning process used by Chem-Dry of Lake Tahoe works to carefully preserve dye without causing any additional fading or damage. Because each area rug is unique, we strive to make our area rug cleaning process unique for each rug that we are entrusted to clean. We’ll carefully examine your rug’s composition and other special factors to provide the most gentle, yet thorough cleaning it can get.


How can I increase the lifespan of my rug?

Because rugs do such a great job of trapping dirt, dust, and other common household particles, they should be vacuumed regularly. This is especially important if the rugs are placed in high-traffic areas. Leaving dirt and other trapped soil in rugs for too long unchecked can have damaging effects. That’s because the trapped soil is 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 implement consistent vacuuming on your home’s rugs, you can save the vulnerable rug fibers from being worn down by trapped particles. This will in turn help lengthen the rug’s life and quality for many years to come. When you pair that with the professional rug cleaning service from Chem-Dry of Lake Tahoe, you’ll significantly boost the rug’s longevity. That’s because our rug cleaning process provides a more comprehensive cleaning experience that reaches deeper than a traditional vacuum cleaner would go.


How should I prepare for a rug cleaning visit?

When you’ve scheduled a professional rug cleaning appointment from Chem-Dry of Lake Tahoe, you can take several steps to best prepare your home to ensure we are able to do our best work. Begin by removing clutter and any light furniture in the area, as your rug cleaner will vacuum before initiating the cleaning process.

Take note of any stains or other spots on your rug that you would like us to pay extra attention to. While we will conduct an examination of your rug before we initiate any cleaning, at the end of the day you know your rug best and it will help our technicians to provide you with service that meets your specific needs.

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. 


Rug Cleaning in Lake Tahoe

Do you have any other rug cleaning questions on your mind? Reach out to a rug cleaning expert technician in Lake Tahoe by calling (530) 587-6138 today!

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