Area Rug Care and Maintenance Recommendations

The following are instructions for care and handling of your rug.  If these are followed your rug will remain in great condition for many years.
It is highly recommended that you vacuum your rug once a week. If your rug has fringes, be careful when vacuuming. Do not vacuum the fringes as they may pull. Vacuuming the rug regularly helps avoid moth problems.  If your rug is shag, do not use a vacuum with a beater bar as damage can occur to the rug.  To protect your floor beneath, always use a pad.
If anything is to spill on the rug make sure that you remove it quickly by using a damp paper towel. Do not drag the towel along the stained area, just tapping the area will suffice. Then you can use a spoon to retract the excess spillage. If in any case the spillage is a dark liquid, such as coffee, wine, soda, etc., use a moist towel with soap and water. Do not leave the rug wet as it may form mildew and could cause the rug to rot.
Do not expose the rug to sunlight on a regular basis. Too much sunlight causes the colors to fade which in turn creates unevenness in the colors of the rug.  It is recommended that you rotate your rug, ¼ turn, at least once per month if it receives direct sunlight to help even out the damage caused by the ultra violet light.
For true professional cleaning we suggest that you contact an expert cleaning company.  In our area Woodard Rug and Drapery are one of the oldest and most reputable companies for this type of work.

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