The Importance of Regularly Cleaning Your Rugs

The Importance of Regularly Cleaning Your Rugs

For the most part, rugs have piled surfaces that make them feel soft and help them stand apart from the other, firmer pieces of décor in your home. However, with their benefits comes a need for a certain level of care. Those same fibers that impart a lush feel to the rugs can also trap and absorb filth. The following three points highlight the importance of regularly cleaning your rugs for aesthetic and sanitary reasons.

Maintains a Good Condition

Though you cannot simply wash or wipe a rug as you would with clothes or smooth surfaces, a rug’s condition and appearance still benefit from periodic cleaning. Daily pressure and abrasion from foot traffic can combine with loose dirt to mat down and deteriorate the fibers. Cleaning your rug will get its pile upright again. Furthermore, you may spill drinks or drop food on your rug at times. Left alone, these can cause enduring stains that wreck the rug’s once immaculate appearance. Cleaning your rug immediately when it becomes soiled will remove those blotches before they have a chance to set in.

Stops Mold Growth

Moisture can get trapped between the piles of a rug, especially when the air is humid. Combine this with the warm, sheltered environment the rug provides, and you can see why mold has the potential to grow there. Worse yet, it can spread undetected in a rug when the rug’s colors obscure the mold. Cleaning your rug will ensure you remove the moisture from within so that mold can’t take root there.

Removes Bacteria and Allergens

In a similar vein, the removal of bacteria and allergens is an additional component of the importance of regularly cleaning your rugs. Tiny particles of dust, dirt, spores, and other debris may settle inside the fibers when you carry them in on your clothes or bags and when they enter through open windows and doors. Bacteria may find their way to your rug along those paths, too. When enough of these small allergens accumulate, you may start to show symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, a runny nose, and/or watery eyes, based on how your body reacts to them. By cleaning your rug, you can kill and remove the bacteria and allergens stuck there, allowing you to live comfortably.

Since you know how pivotal it is to clean your rugs, you can now get your first rug or attain another one for your home without drawbacks. Choose from the range of styles we have here at Boutique Rugs, which includes contemporary, geometric, and bohemian-style rugs, just to name a few.


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