With the upcoming warmer weather, this can only mean backyard barbecues, pool parties, and other festivities for your friends and family. All these activities may lead to spills on your Oriental rugs, and you’ll need to find a local area rug cleaning company to help you keep your rugs in tip top shape. Royal Oriental Rugs in Sarasota offers the best in hand cleaning and repairing, while also offering free pickup and delivery to certain locations. Read on to find out how you can help prevent those spills from even happening to your rugs.
Prevention Goes A Long Way
Will you be able to stop every spill that may occur during all your home’s festivities? Most likely not, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to prevent them from happening anyway. Even if you were able to stop one spill from happening, that’s better than nothing, right? Just being aware of the potential mess-makers in the home, like children and pets or your clumsy Uncle Murray, can help you avoid some simple yet devastating spills that can happen. Spraying some stain repellant onto your chairs and cushions can help, as well as having inexpensive plastic tablecloths on all the tables and even the counters. This can allow for a quick clean-up before the spill carries onto the floor, and potentially your Oriental rugs, hopefully eliminating the need for area rug cleaning. Although it isn’t a bad idea to also have some stain remover on hand for if and when the spills occur. Providing plenty of paper plates, napkins and coasters throughout your home in various food areas will help remind people to use them, which may seem like a no-brainer to some, but for others, grabbing a quick chip with dip without a plate, may seem like a no-brainer as well.
Spills on Oriental Rugs
Another way to avoid many spills in the house is to hold your party completely outdoors. If you’re hosting a barbecue anyway, most of the party-goers are going to be gathering outside anyway, and you can easily corral others outdoors too. That doesn’t mean that no one will be inside at any given time, but it can help decrease foot traffic within your home and keep most of the food outdoors, away from your rugs. Of course, even with the best intentions, spills still happen, and being prepared for that can help alleviate any stress during the party once you discover a spill. Your first reaction may be to scrub the daylights out of the spot, especially if you don’t know how long the stain has been sitting there. Although it’s a common solution, it may not be right for your Oriental rugs, which are strong but don’t do well with harsh chemicals often found in most stain remover products. It’s better to recognize what it is that spilled onto your rug, and figure out what works best to clean it. You may recall a few basic stains and the area rug cleaning methods best used, but for more random food items such as barbecue sauce or mustard, you may not remember those. If need be, even Google the spills and cleanup methods to ensure you aren’t using any products that are too harsh for your rugs to clean up the spills. It’s always better to err on the side of caution than to go full force into scrubbing and spraying products into the rug.
Trust The Professionals
If the stain didn’t come all the way out, it may be time to seek professional cleaning services as well. Most Oriental rugs will need a yearly cleaning, if not more, to maintain the rug’s fibers and natural softness. Depending on the amount of foot traffic your rugs see, they could need two or more cleanings a year to stay stain free and luxurious. If you already know it’s been a while since the last time the rugs were professionally cleaned, you can plan your parties around that time frame as well, knowing that spills may happen and it’s going to get cleaned anyway.
Do you have spills on your Oriental rugs that just won’t go away? A professional clean by Royal Oriental Rugs can help! Located in Sarasota, we offer free pickup and delivery in certain areas, and also offer a pet odor removal service to leave your rugs fresh, clean, and vibrant. Call us today!