How Often Should I Have My Oriental Rug Professionally Cleaned?
There is no one perfect answer to the question about how often one should have their Persian or Oriental rug professionally washed. However, the general recommendation is to have an Oriental rug professionally cleaned once every two years. This is important because a professional cleaning can dislodge dirt embedded deep in the pile of the rug - dirt that is not removed through regular vacuuming alone. If dirt particles are left deep in the pile for too long, the friction on the fibers can eventually wear them down weakening them and thereby shortening the life span of the rug. Of course, there are also hygienic reasons for having a rug professionally cleaned on a regular schedule - a clean rug is less likely to trigger allergic reactions in people. Lastly, a professionally cleaned rug will often look brighter than a soiled rug making so for aesthetic reasons, a regular professional cleaning schedule is recommended as well. Two years is just a guideline - if a Persian rug or Oriental rug is in a high traffic area such as an entry way or hallway, professional cleaning should be done even more often. Similarly, if a rug is in a less trafficked area, professional cleaning can be done every three years or so.
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