How Rug Cleaning Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

June 14, 2023

mom reads book to children while sitting on rugIf your home smells musty or if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms that seem to have no other cause, dirty rugs may be to blame. There’s an often-overlooked relationship between the rugs or carpets in your home and indoor air quality. Without understanding this relationship, homeowners often forgo rug cleaning and endure poor indoor air quality as a result.

Understanding Why Frequent Rug Cleaning Is So Important

Rugs perform a number of roles within your home, from spicing up your decor to providing a soft foundation for bare feet. However, they also trap dust and other airborne pollutants, keeping many of these particles from circulating in the air you breathe. 

Over time, your rugs can accumulate so much dust that they can no longer do their job well. This will lead to more and more irritating particles filling the air, resulting in musty smells that won’t go away with conventional cleaning. It can also open up the potential for allergic reactions and worrisome respiratory symptoms.

Why Professional Rug Cleaning is Important

Of course, cleaning the rugs in your home is easier said than done when you’re going it alone. While you may vacuum frequently, this step will only catch the surface layer of dirt and grime. Unfortunately, there will still be deep-set dust compacted against the backing of the rug that remains beyond the reach of even the strongest vacuums.

Once you realize that your rugs need to be deep cleaned, you may be tempted to try out some DIY methods. From using handy items like vinegar and baking soda to drenching your rugs in a carpet shampoo or other cleaning solution, these methods are often less than effective. Worse, they can ruin the intricate dye patterns and delicate fibers of certain types of rugs. 

Whether your rug is an heirloom that’s been passed down for generations, a souvenir from a memorable trip, or simply an investment you want to protect, it’s always best to turn to a professional rug cleaning team to ensure it is cared for in a gentle but effective manner.

How Chem-Dry Can Make a Difference

At Chem-Dry, we understand the unique concerns that come with rug cleaning. But we can successfully and carefully clean your oriental and area rugs thanks to our experience and access to professional tools. We work with specialized equipment that is selected according to the textiles and dyes used within the rug in question. That way, whether you have a rug made of synthetic fabrics, wool, silk, or cotton, you can be confident we will choose an approach that protects its integrity.

Because we need to take an up-close look at your rug before making this decision, we will conduct an analysis prior to the cleaning process. Our trained specialists will search for vulnerable areas, stains, pet accidents, and other concerns in order to determine the best cleaning method for your unique rug. 

Finally, we will provide a deep cleaning for your rug that gets rid of dirt, dust, and non-living allergens all while preserving the beautiful color pattern and weave that makes your rug special. You’ll be left with a fresh-feeling rug whose vibrancy has been restored, as well better indoor air quality in your home.

Interested in learning more about our rug cleaning services? Call (800) CHEM-DRY today to connect with a Chem-Dry technician in your local neighborhood!