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Properly Caring For A Persian Rug

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Persian rugs are durable and include deep colors and intricate patterns to display in your home or place of business. If you are interested in purchasing one of these aesthetically-pleasing rugs, you need to know how to properly care for it so its appearance remains pristine. Because Persian rugs are made of wool, they require specific maintenance steps. Here are ways to keep your rug looking its best for years to come.

Remove Loose Debris Using Careful Tactics

When dirt is left behind on a Persian rug, can become pressed into its fibers, making it difficult to remove in its entirety. For this reason, it is best to clean your rug as a part of your floor-cleaning routine. Avoid running a vacuum cleaner over your rug as this could lead to the unweaving of the material and the possibility of snags. Instead, use the attachment portion of your vacuum and remove dirt by holding the attachment slightly above the rug rather than pushing it down into it. If possible, avoid walking on your Persian rug while you have shoes on. This will prolong the amount of time necessary between cleaning sessions.

Protect Your Rug Against Fading

The coloring of a Persian rug fades over time, however, keeping it vibrant is possible if you avoid walking on it altogether. Some people display Persian rugs on walls rather than placing them on floors. Avoid placing a Persian rug anywhere where direct sunlight hits it. This fades the fabric, and a splotchy appearance may occur on the rug depending on the number of shadows present versus the amount of light projected on it. Flip your Persian rug over a few times a year. This helps keep wear and fading at bay, even throughout the material of the rug.

Remove Spills To Avoid Staining

If you happen to spill something on your Persian rug, time is of the essence to avoid staining the material. Use a clean towel to blot the area of the spill. Press the material down firmly and do not rub it into the fabric of the carpet as this can cause pilling or snagging to occur. Dip another clean towel into a bowl of water with a bit of dish detergent mixed in. Blot the area with this soapy solution. Use another dry towel to blot away the soapy water from the rug.

If you are worried about compromising the appearance of your rug, contact a professional Persian rug cleaning service for assistance.