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Why You Should Avoid a DIY Rug Cleaning

Feb 14, 2024 | Rug Cleaning

Why You Should Avoid a DIY Rug Cleaning

The average homeowner spends a lot of time and money on getting the perfect rug for their home. Even if was a souvenir or a family heirloom, chances are that rug means a lot to you. When it comes to any valuable thing, the last thing you to do is ruin it. So why would take a serious risk in cleaning your rug on your own? We aren’t just talking about the simple vacuuming, but we’re talking about the necessary deep cleaning every rug needs in order to extend its life. 

5 Risks of Cleaning Your Rugs on Your Own

The lack of proper tools, equipments, and knowledge can lead to a number of issues when it comes to DIY rug cleaning. We’ll list the most common issues and risks below to help you see exactly why you should choose a professional rug cleaner to handle your deep rug cleaning needs.

Dyes Running

Chances are you don’t know the exact dyes that are in your rug. If you’re reading this and didn’t know rugs typically contain dyes then you certainly shouldn’t be trying to deep clean the rug on your own. Getting the right cleaning solution to avoid running dyes will prove a difficult task in and of itself. When you use just any cleaner on rugs with special dyes, you risk the dyes running and bleeding together, completely ruining the beauty of your rug.

Accidental Color Change

Sore bought rug stain remover is famous for rug discoloration. Many cleaners and solutions will contain harsh chemicals, such as bleach, that while effective against stains in some cases, will prove devastating for your rug in most cases. As a result, the problem will become much worse than if you just hired a pro for rug stain removal in the first place.

Too Much Moisture

You may be using too much water which will ultimately end up sitting in your rug. It’s hard to tell exactly how much water is actually needed to remove dirt and grime in addition to the soap needed to clean. Soaking your rug and having that built up moisture creates a breeding ground for mold and mildew. In other words, you’ll be replacing your rug much sooner than expected.

Destroying the Delicate Fibers

Your rug is built up of many delicate fibers. The keyword there is delicate which in this case means they can be damaged easily. Scrubbing at the fabric in order to dislodge dust and dirt could completely destroy these fibers or, at the very least, impact their longevity.

Not Doing a Good Enough Job

To avoid damage, you may be tempted to Google something like gentle rug cleaning solutions. Unfortuantely, most gentle methods may not do the job you’re hoping. Thus your rug will continue to look and feel gross and dirty. Plus, the dirt that is left behind creates friction between the rug’s fibers and can cause further damage to its fibers. 

About L & J Chem-Dry’s Rug Cleaning in Long Island, NY

When you choose the team here at L & J Chem-Dry, you won’t have to worry about any of these rug cleaning risks. Instead, you can have the confidence that you’re taking the necessary steps to preserve the life and aesthetic appeal of your cherished rug.

Our team of local rug cleaners have experience with rugs of all types and will determine the best individual treatment for your specific rug. During an in-home rug analysis, we will identify the rug’s construction materials and weave style. Whether your rug is made with synthetic or natural materials, you can trust that our certified and fully trained specialists are prepared to give it the care it deserves.

Learn more about our trusted area and oriental rug cleaning services in Long Island today! Skip the risks of DIY cleaning; give us a ring today at (516) 774-4393 to deep clean your rugs.  

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