If you need rug cleaning, you’re probably asking yourself – should I do it myself or hire a professional? Some might say there are pros and cons to either option. However, if you want the best chance at your rug getting clean and extending the life of the fibers, you should hire a professional. Professional rug cleaners like Expert Rug Spa have years of experience with different types of rugs and know which cleaning agents are most appropriate. If you aren’t convinced, here are a few more reasons why you may not want to do it yourself.

Should You Rent a Rug Cleaner?

We know it’s tempting to save money by completing DIY projects. However, rugs are delicate and easily damaged. One of the biggest issues with DIY rug cleaners is that they are designed for installed carpet. Almost all installed carpet across the country is synthetic (a type of plastic). The cleaning agents supplied with these machines have the wrong Ph for fine rugs and can damage the color or even the texture of the fibers.

Hiring a Professional Saves Time

Washing a rug might seem like an easy DIY task, but completing the job takes longer than you think. First, you need to clear a place outside to do it – preferably concrete, like your patio or driveway.  After cleaning that area, you must get the rug out from under the furniture and carry it outside. Now’s the easy part: hose the rug down with cold fresh water and watch the soil flow away. A soaking-wet wool rug can hold 8 times its weight in water.  A visit to the chiropractor will be in order after you find a place to hang the rug to dry. Hiring a professional rug cleaner can save you time and trouble. You can either have the cleaners come to your house, or you can drop your rugs off for in-plant cleaning.

Don’t Try Rug Cleaning Yourself If Drying Is a Concern

After cleaning, the rug must dry completely to prevent further damage. Rugs are different from carpet because they are made of different materials. Wool fibers take much longer to dry than regular carpet. If you do not provide a well-circulated place for drying, the base of the fibers stays damp. This attracts mold and mildew buildup in the rug, causing stains and odors.

If you have rugs that need to be professionally cleaned, Expert Rug Spa provides in-home or in-plant treatment services. We’ve been trusted in the Long Beach area for decades, and our team of experts is happy to help keep your area rugs vibrant for years. Visit our website or give us a call today at 562-222-3593.