It would be very expensive to clean your rug every time you thought it needed cleaning. This is why it is much easier, more time efficient and less expensive (if you take quality into consideration) if you get your area rug professionally cleaned. For professional rug cleaning in the Greater Toronto Area check out Persian Rug Cleaning Toronto. Our 10,000 sq.ft. fully equipped cleaning factory allows us to clean all types of area rugs and we are the best in Canada at rug cleaning. If you still wish to clean your own area rugs, you can do a quick rug cleaning job at home or at the laundry if you have a small rug.
Some people clean their rugs at the local laundry because they think that it is easier and cheaper but in fact; the opposite is true. It could be just as easy to clean your rug yourself at home. It may even be quicker at home. The type of material used in the rug will determine how long you need to clean it and how much it would cost to get the right chemicals. For example: cleaning wool rugs is much more expensive than cleaning synthetic rugs. It is recommended that you clean your rug every 3 months. In cases where there are pets and/or children then it may need to be cleansed more often. Cleaning your rug often provides more hygiene for the home and for your family. Vacuuming should be done at least once per week but preferably twice per week especially if there are children or pets present. Vacuuming should also be accompanied by a shampoo monthly or at least bi-monthly.
A thorough cleaning must also be done to get any dirt or grime that has been embedded inside the rug for an extended period of time. Remember, vacuuming and shampooing doesn’t always get all the grease, oil and dirt out of the very deep sections of the carpet. Using a liquid shampoo should be avoided at all costs because it tends to blotch and leave stains after cleaning. And it is really hard to get out. A dry shampoo, on the other hand, is ideal because it doesn’t cause blotching and it is also available in most department stores.
The best solution; however, is a steam cleaner as it uses water vapour to clean and it doesn’t get the rug wet or use chemicals that could leave stains. The cheapest and quite effective method is to mix half a cup of vinegar with 3 gallons of water. It helps remove the dry shampoo quite easily as vinegar is a great solvent. If you don’t want to bother cleaning your own area rugs, because as you can see it is a lot of work, especially if you plan to do it every 3 months, then it is always a good idea and a lot more stress free to send your dirty rugs to your local rug cleaners and we will clean them better than you can imagine. After all this is what we do every day and with our state-of-the-art equipment, materials and know-how it is impossible for you to clean your rugs as good as we will.