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Are there high traffic areas in your home that you want to protect?  A great solution for wear and tear on high traffic hardwood floors or carpets is to cover them with area or throw rugs.  There are so many colours, fabrics and options to choose from, that area rugs can not only protect and prolong the life of your flooring, but can make a huge difference in the appearance of your home.  However, this begs the question, how do you care for the throw or area rugs so that they continue to look good?!?  It can be done.  These suggestions might help:

Start by picking the right carpet

While it can be fun to choose an area rug just based on the colours and look, it is very important to select the right materials.  These rugs can make a bold, elegant, fun or vibrant statement in your home, but they need to be made of the right stuff as well.  Look for carpets that are durable and long lasting.  It doesn’t help to buy a beautiful throw rug to protect your floors and have it looking worn and frayed quickly.  Talk to professionals and look for wool or nylon materials that are long lasting.

Set your home up for success

No matter what carpet or material you choose, if they are becoming heavily soiled they will wear more quickly and be difficult to keep clean.  By limiting the amount of dirt and dust that gets on them, you can extend their life.  Use mats at your entry and doorways to stop dirt tracking into the home.  Buying good quality mats for all or your entryways that keep shoes and feet clean can be a big part of keeping the rest of your flooring looking fresh and beautiful.

Protect your investment

It is easier to clean most area rugs if they have a protective finish applied to them.  Ask a professional firm like Icebirds Cleaning Solutions for a free quote on protecting your investment.

Vacuum regularly

This simple and easy step can go a long way towards protecting your rugs and carpets.  By vacuuming regularly, you keep dirt, dust and other contaminants from settling in and adhering to your rugs.  A quick spot vacuum of high traffic areas takes only a few minutes and will both improve the appearance and extend the life of your carpets.  In addition, frequent vacuuming can reduce pollens, dust and other agents that decrease your air quality.

Clean up spills ASAP

Accidents happen!  Because they are in high traffic areas, your area rugs and throw rugs are likely to get spilled on.  The sooner you clean up any spills the better.  Most spills, if cleaned immediately leave no staining or residue.  If you do experience a spill that is difficult to clean, consider calling in the professionals at Icebirds Cleaning Solutions.  Our experienced team can remove most stains quickly and efficiently.

With a little planning and regular vacuuming, you can keep your area rugs looking great for a very long time.  Having them periodically professionally cleaned will also ensure they look their best.  The experts at Icebirds Cleaning Solutions can give you advice on caring for all of your flooring and can provide you with advice to keep your carpets and rugs clean and beautiful!

90 DAY ACCIDENT WARRANTY

At Icebirds Cleaning Solutions in Kelowna, we offer a 90-day unparalleled warranty. Not only do we guarantee our workmanship,  but if you have an accident that results in soiling of the surface we cleaned within 90 days, we will come and clean it up at no additional charge!

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