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  1. KNOW YOR RUG – What kind of yarn, what kind of backing and special instructions from the manufacturer.
  2. ROTATE YOUR RUG – And the life of high traffic areas can be elongated or preserved.
  3. AVOID THE SUN – Limit your rug’s exposure to direct sunlight to prevent fading. Keep blinds closed when the room is not in use.
  4. MANAGE SHEDDING – Vacuum 1-2 times a week initially. Do not pull on stray loops, always cut them back to size.
  5. PROTECT YOUR RUG FROM FURNITURE – Use protectors on the feet of furniture to prevent large divots or damage to the pile. Also, ensure legs are clean before placing on the rug.
  6. VACUUM REGULARLY – Vacuuming your rug will extend the life and beaty of your rug significantly (every 1 to 2 weeks is ideal, more often for high traffic). Make sure to use a vacuum that can cater to the pile of the rug: if you have high pile rug it could be damaged by a vacuum on a low pile setting, at the same time, if you have a low pile rug, a high pile setting will not really clean your rug.
  7. REMOVE PET HAIR – If there is stubborn pet hair or dirt, there are a few tools you can use to get rid of it without damaging the rug, such as a carpet brush, a carper rake or a standard squeegee tool, generally used for glass and mirrors.
  8. STAIN AND SPILL TRIAGE – Quickly blot up the spill using a clean cloth. Do not rub, this can press the spill further into the fibers and increase the likelihood that it will stain. Scrape up semi sold spills with a thin spoon. As it dries, vacuum it up.
  9. SCHEDULE REGULAR PROFESSIONAL CLEANINGS - Professional cleaning from Eco Valley Chem-Dry is the best way to ensure a long life of your rug. Our technicians at Eco Valley Chem-Dry can reverse a lot of the day-to-day damage that life can do to your rugs!