When choosing an area rug for your living space, a shag or high pile rug might be enticing. They are cozy and soft under your feet. This type of rug can be challenging to keep clean, however. Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning is here to talk about what you need to do to clean and care for your shag or high pile area rugs.
Is Vacuuming the Best Option for Long, Shaggy or High Pile Rugs?
No matter what type of rug you have in your home, you need to keep it clean. The first step in doing this is vacuuming. Is this the best option for shag rugs though? No matter how careful you are, whether you aren’t allowing food or drink near your rug, or no shoes allowed in the space, dirt and other debris accumulate in the fibers of your rug. For many rugs, you would just vacuum it all up and you are done. When you have a shag rug or high pile rug, vacuuming isn’t always the best thing to do. If the pile is too high, it can cause issues with your vacuum and get caught in the beater bar as the vacuum tries to work. When it comes to getting rid of the dirt and debris in your high pile rug, it needs a good, old fashioned beating. Take your rug outside and give it a good shake. You can purchase rug beaters to help you get rid of the dirt and dust that settles into the fibers of your rug.
How to Clean Spots & Stains on Rugs
When spills happen, the sooner they are cleaned up the better. You don’t want them to settle into the fibers of your shag rug, because the pile is so high, it can be incredibly difficult to remove the stain. The best option for cleaning up spills on your own, is by spot cleaning. Make sure you are using the appropriate cleaner for the stain and do a spot test before beginning treatment. If you are at all unsure of how to clean your rug, it is best to leave it to professionals.
Shag & High Pile Rugs Aren’t for Everyone
When choosing the right rug for your space, shag or high pile rugs might not be the right choice for you. If you have children and are looking for a rug for their space, this might not be your best choice. You will be looking for a rug that can be easily vacuumed and easily cleaned. Shag rugs can be difficult to keep clean because of the high pile. You also shouldn’t put a high pile rug in high traffic areas that are going to be subject to more dirt and debris from wear and tear. Shag rugs aren’t for everyone or for every space. Choose your rug carefully.
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If you have a shag rug that is proving difficult to clean, don’t hesitate to call Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning for help. With the right tools and experience, your shag rug will be clean in no time. Call us today!