Carpets can be cheap or expensive purchases, either way they’re bound to get worn out with time and may need to be replaced soon. There are many things you can do to prolong this with proper care and maintenance. Rug maintenance depends on their size, material and construction. The basic tips for taking care of carpets would include; proper storage- during heavy winter, make sure to clean them properly, wrap it up and store away as such climate change can cause damage; carpets must be regularly vacuumed and cleaned; they also can be dry cleaned if appropriate, usually they will have a label which would say if they are to be hand-washed or dry cleaned, a Moroccan flat weave rug maybe placed in a mesh laundry bag and be machine washable; if you have a pet at home and their hair accumulates on the rug, it must be brushed vigorously using a stiff clothes brush or a utility brush; rotate the carpet regularly to makes sure it wears out evenly; if there is a spill, attend to it immediately- if it’s water, blot out the water with paper towels or clean white cloth and dry it out with a hand dryer, if it’s food or drinks, wipe with paper towel, rinse the stain with cold water, use shampoo or detergent-white vinegar-water solution, sponge the area again and dry, for pet stains with urine, stools, or vomit use a commercial enzymatic cleaner to get rid of the odour and stain.
Cheap outdoor rugs must also be maintained properly by; storing it when it’s not in use; proper cleaning at least once a month using dish soap and water and scrubbing using a large nylon brush and rinsing with a hose on a sloped surface to get all the dirt away; drying both sides of the rug in sunlight to prevent mould growth and removing moss regularly with bleach or a diluted vinegar-water mixture and scrubbing with a brush.Carpet care also depends largely on the type of material used such as Acrylic, Bamboo, Nylon Polyester, Polypropylene and sisal. Most common material used is synthetic and they are usually bright in colour, lightweight, quick to get wet and quick to dry, but natural carpets have a great texture and durability and cannot be exposed to a lot of moisture as synthetic materials, so one must know the type of the carpet before cleaning them and a professional’s guidance would be invaluable. There are many carpet cleaning services that could help you with it.