Rugs add warmth, color, and texture to a variety of different rooms—especially those with hardwood or tile floors. The perfect area rug at the right price point can be difficult to find. That’s why it can be really frustrating when they wear down or get stained. 

 

It may seem like pets and area rugs don’t go together. However, there are a few simple tricks to help maintain and protect your rugs against tough stains—like pet urine and odors

 

Here’s how to take care of a variety of different area rugs, even if you have pets in the home! 

 

Oriental Rugs

Oriental rugs tend to be delicate antiques and require extra care to be cleaned and maintained properly. Place a nylon screen on top of oriental rugs before vacuuming. If stains occur, it’s recommended to leave your oriental rugs in the hands of a professional rug cleaning expert in Waipahu, Hawaii.

 

Pile Rugs

This type of rug is similar to the wall-to-wall carpeting you see in the average home. Regularly vacuum and spot clean your pile rugs. Additionally, be sure to schedule professional rug cleanings at least once each year to remove bacteria, pet urine, odors, and stains. 

 

Wool Rugs

Vacuuming wool rugs twice a week, and shaking them out weekly, can help keep them clean and fresh. It also helps with shedding! Enlist the help of a professional area rug cleaner to remove stains from these delicate fibers. 

 

Natural Fiber Rugs

Natural fiber rugs are eco-friendly and made from plant-based materials like jute, seagrass, or sisal. These natural fibers are delicate and need to be cleaned using minimal moisture. Avoid steam cleaning, excess water, and harsh cleaning shampoos. Vacuum these rugs regularly and use a natural fiber stain cleaner. We also recommend you have these rugs professionally cleaned every year.

 

Sheepskin Rugs

Sprinkle a small amount of talcum powder on stains, let it sit overnight, then shake out the powder. Repeat as necessary until the stain is gone. 

 

Flat Weave Rugs

These are low maintenance rugs and are fairly easy to clean. Shake them out weekly to remove pet hair and other particles. Vacuum flat weave rugs often. Some can only be dry cleaned. If that’s the case, make sure you have a professional clean your area rugs for you. 

 

Pet Urine Cleaning and Rug Cleaning in Waipahu, Hawaii 

No matter the type of rug you have in your home, Chem-Dry in Honolulu helps keep them fresh, clean, and bacteria-free. Fully enjoy both the pets and the rugs in your home with help from Malama ‘Aina Chem-Dry! 

 

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