Why It’s a Good Idea to Clean Your Area Rugs

Image of a home living room with sofa, chairs and a shag area rug.

As we continue to remain at home as much as possible these days, many of us are thinking of ways that we can make sure our houses are as clean and safe. While pulling out the disinfectant and thoroughly wiping down surfaces such as kitchen counters, bathrooms, and doorknobs is a great place to start, the coronavirus and other germs could be lurking in other places around the house as well. This includes your rugs and other textiles.

Health Benefits to Cleaning Your Rugs

Due to the way they are constructed, the fibers in rugs trap things like dirt, dust, bacteria, and other germs. While a vacuum or even a store-rented rug cleaner can remove some of these contaminants that are close to the surface, only a professional cleaner has the skills and expertise necessary to give your rug the very deep clean necessary to remove harmful particles, including the coronavirus. A CDC study has provided evidence that the virus that causes Covid-19 can live on the bottoms of shoes, so it could potentially be transferred to your rug where it could affect your family. The best way to prevent this is to refrain from wearing shoes inside the house, but a rug cleaning is a good idea if you are concerned.

There are other health benefits to cleaning your rug, as well! Particles trapped in your rugs, especially things like crumbs, have the potential to attract bugs and other pests, which could be dangerous. Furthermore, things like dust and other germs in the rug could harm you and your family too. All of these factors are good reasons to have your rugs professionally cleaned regularly!

Other Benefits

Even once the pandemic has gone away, or if it is not a primary concern in your area, it is still a good idea to have your rugs professionally cleaned on a regular basis. In order to maintain the soft, inviting texture of your rugs, it is important to have them cleaned regularly so that the fibers are not damaged, leading to a scratchy feel. In general, regularly cleaning your rugs is an important way to maintain them and make sure they remain in good condition for as long as possible. Finally, if you or a family member spills something on your favorite rug, it’s a good idea to seek professional help rather than trying to deal with it yourself, as home remedies could cause permanent discoloration or other damage. 

Crest Advanced Dry Cleaners is taking careful measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus at each of our locations, and we offer free and contactless home pickup and delivery services for all of your dry cleaning needs. To learn more about these essential services, contact us today!