Spring Cleaning: 3 Ways To Take Care Of Your Persian Rug

As spring cleaning rolls around, make sure that you add taking care of your antique Persian rugs to your cleaning list. Here are a few ways you can take care of your rug this spring.

#1 Spot Clean Any Spills

The first thing that you need to do is get down and closely inspect your rug for any spills that may have gone unnoticed over the last couple of months. If you spot a stain, you are going to want to to use warm water on a wash cloth to blot at the stain. Hopefully this will help remove the stain from the carpet. If you can't remove the stain with just a wet rag, you are going to want to take it to a professional to be cleaned. Do not use any regular carpet cleaning products on your Persian rug; they could ruin the fibers of your rug.

#2 Wipe Away Dust

The second thing you need to do is remove the dust that can settle into the fibers. Even if you vacuum your rug, dust can still settle into the fibers over time. One way to remove the dust that is caught deep in the rug is beating. Another way to remove this dust is by taking and using either a soft cloth or sponge that is damp with cold water, and run it over the surface of your rug. You'll want to work top to bottom, left to right, to ensure that you clean the entire surface of your rug.

This should help remove dust from your rug that your vacuum cleaner doesn't pick up. Be sure to rinse out the cloth or sponge as you work; you don't want to transfer more dirt onto your Persian rug.

#3 Air Out Your Rug

At least twice a year, you should air out your rug. This will help ensure that any moisture that has gotten stuck in the fibers of your rug is able to dry out. If moisture gets stuck in your rug for too long, mold and mildew could grow in your rug fibers and completely ruin your rug.

You can hang your rug on the clothing line, or place it over the edge of the railing on your deck or a nearby fence. If the surface you are laying your rug over is rough, put down another cloth or blanket first.

Take care of your Persian rug this spring by clean up any misses spills, wiping away the dust and airing it out for a few hours outside.