Rugs serve an essential purpose in a home – they break the pattern on the floor and cover up imperfections in carpet or tile. They also do a great job at reducing noise and are much more comfortable to walk on than tile.
They require cleaning, just like carpets, in order to look good and last a long time. A rug doesn’t really serve its purpose of bringing the room together if it’s dirty and smelly. Thankfully, a professional rug cleaning service by H-Town Steam can clean your rug to make it look great.
Rugs are a great centerpiece to a room or can serve to cover up imperfections in tile or stains on the carpet. However, they can hold a lot of dirt, bacteria, and even mold in their fibers.
This is because of the fibers in your rug that trap a lot of dirt and bacteria over time
Dirt in a rug is difficult to fully remove. Vacuuming will remove some of the surface-level dirt, but the dirt deep inside the rug will stay until it’s removed during a professional cleaning.
Mold in a carpet is uncommon, but it can become an issue if the rug is in a damp area. A damp rug can breed mold as it will grow directly on the fibers. It is nearly impossible to remove on your own without damaging the rug.
Now, all this dirt, bacteria, and mold in a rug can pose a health problem. For one, it’s dirty and not something you really want in your house. The problem arises, however, when the rug is disturbed (ie. when vacuuming) and all those contaminants fly into the air.
We’re talking about the same air that you’re meant to breathe. Have you ever had a scratchy throat or watery eyes after vacuuming your rug? That could be from all of the dust, bacteria, and sometimes even mold that collects deep in your rug.
The lifespan of a rug varies depending on its quality. A high-quality rug can last for hundreds of years with proper maintenance and cleaning.
By cleaning the rug regularly, you’ll be able to increase its lifespan considerably. The reason that a consistently-cleaned rug will last significantly longer is that by cleaning the rug, you’ll be able to keep the fibers strong and intact.
Regularly cleaning a rug will also make removing any stains from it much easier. It takes much longer to remove stains that are years old, compared to stains that are a few days or weeks old.
H-Town Steam Can Clean Your Rug in Your Home or at Our Warehouse
Rugs are portable – they can easily be rolled up and moved to another location. This means that when H-Town Steam cleans your rug, it does not necessarily have to be done in your home.
Our technicians can roll up your rug, take it to our warehouse here in Spring, and clean it there if you like.
It makes no difference in the cleaning process. Your rug will be cleaned properly no matter where we clean it. It’s sometimes nice not to worry about the drying process if you choose to have your rug cleaned in your home.
How Often Do You Need to Clean Your Rug?
Homeowners are often confused about how often they should clean their rugs. The general rule is that rug cleaning should be done every 12 months. The buildup of dust and dirt within a rug can become problematic after the six-month mark.
Your rug can even potentially become permanently damaged if it’s left dirty for too long. This most often happens when mold or mildew has taken over the rug, which is common here in Spring. Of course, it can be removed, but the rug may still be damaged even after the mold has been removed.
If you have pets that shed or pets that go indoors and outdoors, then you should strongly consider having your rug cleaned every three months. Dog and cat hair can become embedded deep in your rug, which can damage it over time.
The bigger issue is that dogs and cats aren’t particularly clean. They go outside and can bring in dust, dirt, bugs, and other contaminants which can end up on your rug. And things get even worse if your pet has an accident on your rug.
Due to that, 12 months is the maximum amount of time you should go between rug cleanings. You risk permanently damaging your rug if you go too long between cleans.
H-Town Steam Uses Hot Water Extraction to Clean Rugs
There are many different methods to clean a rug, but not all methods are equal in terms of effectiveness. Cleaning your rug with a brush and chemicals purchased at a hardware store won’t do much.
You can even potentially damage your rug if you clean it using the wrong method. The best case if you clean your rug using the wrong method is it ends up looking half-clean.
H-Town Steam uses hot water extraction to clean rugs because it’s the best process for cleaning rugs.
This process involves using specialized machinery that shoots hot water mixed with a special cleaning agent at your rug with high pressure. The high pressure ensures that the fibers in the rug are thoroughly cleaned. This is how we’re able to disrupt all of the dirt in the rug.
The dirty water is then extracted from the rug using a high-powered vacuum. The end result is a clean rug free of dirt, harmful bacteria, mold, and mildew. When we’re done with it, your rug will look like it did when you bought it – perfectly clean.
H-Town Steam is a family-owned business offering the best rug cleaning services in Spring, TX. We have the experience, training, and knowledge to clean any rug properly. Contact us today to see how great H-Town Steam can make your rug.
You have questions and we have answers!
The price of a rug cleaning will be determined by the size of the rug. On average you can expect to pay between $50 and $350. This is for rugs between 4×8 and 6×10. This comes out to about $1.25 and $8 per square foot.
Yes! All of our chemicals are safe for your family, loved ones and pets. In fact, they will even help your rugs smell and feel fresher for longer!