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Tips on How to Care for your Oriental and Area Rugs

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Tips on How to Care for your Oriental and Area Rugs

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Rotation – To insure even wear, your rug should be rotated once a year. Depending on the traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years.

Varying the Pathways – When furniture is placed on the rug, it creates a natural pathway that is used frequently. Move the furniture on the rug so walkways are changed. This will stop the damage of a wear pattern in just one place.

VacuumingOriental and Area rugs, like most carpeting, should be vacuumed on a regular basis to remove dirt and restore life to the fibers. Be sure not to vacuum the fringe with your beater bar! Use the end of a vacuum hose from a canister vacuum.

Shags and other longer-pile rugs – These types of rugs can get caught in the rotating beater bar of your vacuum cleaner. It’s best to use an attachment without one or flip the rug over and vacuum the bottom.

Padding – A quality pad used under your rug helps protect it from dirt, wear and slippage.

Washing – Having your Heirloom Oriental and Area rugs professionally cleaned by Area Rug Cleaning Company will ensure it is done properly and with care to protect your investment.

Tell Us About Your Experience | Submit Review In Customer Lobby

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Tell Us About Your Experience | Submit Review In Customer Lobby

We love hearing from our customers and wouldn’t want to miss the chance to improve our services.  The process is simple and it only takes a few minutes of your time. Click Here to leave a review in Customer Lobby for Area Rug Cleaning Company and tell us a little bit about your experience.  We would appreciate your feedback!

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Tub Washing vs. Top Cleaning?? | Area Rug Cleaning Ann Arbor MI

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Tub Washing vs. Top Cleaning?? | Area Rug Cleaning Ann Arbor MI

What makes Area Rug Cleaning Company‘s immersion system better?

The Centrum Force Wash Tub and Centrifuge Technology!

Like today’s new energy efficient washing machines, the effectiveness of this new equipment is based on the principles of gentle tumbling, dwell time and extremely fast spin cycles that produce thorough cleaning with less moisture going into the dryer. An added bonus is that less cleaning agents are required, resulting in easier rinsing, softer fiber and more brilliant colors.

Customer Review | Area Rug Cleaning Company Ann Arbor MI

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Customer Review | Area Rug Cleaning Company Ann Arbor MI

screen shot 2016-07-13 at 8.47.47 amKay D. said on May 23, 2016 in Customer Lobby:

Very thorough, professional cleaning

I was happy and quite pleased with Area Rug Cleaning Co., and I expect to use them again. They cleaned a handmade area rug of mine, and also decontaminated it because my cat had vomited on the rug. I was impressed by the technique they used to clean the rug–a complete immersion in the tub. Besides the cleaning, I also purchased a rug pad through them that was cut to fit. The only reason why I gave them four stars is because I think they were very good, but expensive.

At Area Rug Cleaning Company, we appreciate the feedback and strive to provide the best quality rug cleaning services.

5 Ways To Get Your Home Ready For Summer | Rug Cleaning Ann Arbor MI

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on 5 Ways To Get Your Home Ready For Summer | Rug Cleaning Ann Arbor MI

screen shot 2016-07-13 at 9.00.43 amOnce spring cleaning is done, you’ve probably put the bleach away and your rugs have been cleaned by a professional rug cleaner. Now that the temperature is rising, it’s time to get the home ready to enjoy in warm weather!

1) Get a professional tune up on your air conditioning unit(s) at least once a year. The last thing you want is for your A/C to go out when those high temperatures hit. A professional can check for damage or leaks and make sure your equipment is running as efficiently as possible. Make sure clean filters are installed in your heating or cooling systems as well.

2) Clean your ceiling and portable fans for maximum efficiency and minimum dust. Turn off your fans when they are not in use and when you leave the house.

3) Replace heavy curtains with a lighter material. Consider window tinting or plantings that can create more shade on areas that get the most sun.

4) Clean your windows inside and out, and check for any damage to the glass. Rinse window screens, and check for damage. Replace weather stripping if necessary. Keep the cool air in and the hot air out!

5) Check all of your outside hoses for leaks and repair or replace, if necessary. Adjust sprinklers and watering time. This is a good time to make sure you don’t have any sprinkler leaks and to reposition sprinkler heads to make sure you are not wasting water on walls, sidewalks, or the driveway. During the summer the best time to water is in the late evening, after the sun has gone down, or early morning, when the air is the most cool.

What Pets Bring Into Our Homes and Leave On Our Carpets and Rugs

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on What Pets Bring Into Our Homes and Leave On Our Carpets and Rugs

We all love our pets, but do you know what they bring into your home?

Saliva: A dog has at Least 20 species of bacteria in its mouth. All of these bacteria are left behind when your pet slobbers on your upholstery or rugs.
Pet waste: There are 20 million fecal coliform bacteria in a single gram of pet waste – urine or feces! These bacteria remain on rugs even after you clean up the waste.
Dander: An estimated 30 million Americans are allergic to animals with pet dander being the main cause! Simply vacuuming may not get rid of all of the allergens.
Dirt: Studies show that dirt carries many different forms of bacteria and a square foot of carpet can harbor up to 1 pound of dirt! Our rug cleaning system will deep clean your rugs, removing the places bacteria can hide.

The EPA recommends that homes with pets have their rugs and carpets professionally cleaned every 3 to 6 months for the most effective cleaning and removal of pet hair, odors, dander, and dirt or soil.

The service Area Rug Cleaning Company provides is to break down the urine elements in the textile and clean it out. We do this by using products supplied by Centrum Force® LLC. The difference between Area Rug Cleaning Company & other “rug cleaners” is our specialized equipment that safely & gently cleans your valued treasure, while removing pet stains and odor.

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Customer Review | Area Rug Cleaning Company Ann Arbor MI

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Customer Review | Area Rug Cleaning Company Ann Arbor MI

screen shot 2016-07-13 at 8.47.47 amSusan M. said on Mar 08, 2016 in Customer Lobby:

We have used their services for about 15 years in two different houses and have always been pleased. They have cleaned wall to wall carpets and small and large area rugs in our home. When we were doing some construction, they took away all the rugs, cleaned and stored them. We are always pleased with the staff, the service and the results.

At Area Rug Cleaning Company, we appreciate the feedback and strive to provide the best quality rug cleaning services.

Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality | Rug Cleaning

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality | Rug Cleaning

The indoor air quality in your home may be affecting your health and the health of your family members. Being that, the average time a person spends indoors is 90% and indoor air quality is much worse than outdoor air quality these days. Regular housecleaning can help improve your home’s air quality. Rug cleaning is one good example of helping with indoor air quality, as the rugs in your home act as natural air filters so they must be kept clean.

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It’s Time For Spring Cleaning! | Treat Your Rugs To A Professional Clean

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on It’s Time For Spring Cleaning! | Treat Your Rugs To A Professional Clean

area rug cleaningSpring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer. It is an opportunity to throw open the windows, let some fresh air in, and make our homes clean, happy and efficient spaces. The tips below outline basic techniques that will help you clean almost every surface in your home.

Dust Your Home Thoroughly: This includes hard-to-reach places, such as the tops of ceiling fans, bookshelves and cabinets. Always work from the top of a room down.

Wipe Walls and Trim: Use a vacuum to remove dust and then wipe walls and trim with a microfiber cloth dampened with water and mild dishwashing liquid. Use a solvent-free degreaser to work on stubborn spots, especially those in the kitchen.

Wash Window Screens: Using warm water and a mild dishwashing liquid, scrub each screen with a brush; rinse thoroughly.

Work Window Treatments: Wipe wooden blinds with a damp cloth; warm water mixed with a mild dishwashing liquid is safe for metal and vinyl blinds.

Clean Upholstered Furnishings: Take cushions outside and gently beat them by hand to remove dust. Use a vacuum’s upholstery and crevice tools to clean under seat cushions. This will prep also the fabric for a professional upholstery cleaning.

Have Hard Surfaces Cleaned: Tile, stone, and grout will eventually deteriorate without proper maintenance. Using a professional will ensure that you are taking all the right steps when cleaning tile & stone and using only the best products to protect your investment by keeping it properly maintained and attractive.

Carpet and Rug Cleaning: Leave this task to the professionals. Improper cleaning can cause mold and damage that cannot be undone. A professional carpet and rug cleaning will also save time for the other tasks at hand.

Wax Wooden Furniture: Wipe surfaces with a soft cloth dampened with water and mild dishwashing liquid. Apply paste wax, such as Butcher’s wax, a few feet at a time with a cotton rag folded into a square pad. Let wax dry; buff with a clean cloth.

Clean Hardwood Floors: Hardwood floors become dull and dirty over time just like carpet. A professional cleaning will bring back the shine and extend the life of your floors.

Ensure Fire Safety: Change batteries in smoke detectors (this should be done twice a year), and make sure units are free of dust. Teach everyone in your household how to use a fire extinguisher, and review escape plans.

Area Rug Cleaning Company cares for the finest to the most basic rugs from around the world. We will pick-up and bring your rugs back to our special cleaning facility where they will go through our thorough cleaning process for maximum soil and spot removal.

Customer Review | Area Rug Cleaning Company

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Customer Review | Area Rug Cleaning Company

area rug cleaningChuck S. said on Mar 05, 2016 in Customer Lobby:

We inherited a large (9’x12′) wool area rug in 2013. The rug had been in a house for roughly 40 years and subjected to many exposures including dinner parties, farm life and dogs, to name a few. Although occasionally spot cleaned, the rug was is pretty rough shape. Due to the quality and our desire to use the rug in our home we searched for the best business to do the cleaning, We were very impressed with the experience at The Area Rug Cleaning Company. The rug was picked up at our home and, upon request, we were called with an evaluation as to the results we should expect from their service. We were advised that, due to it’s condition, the rug would be clean but not all stains would be removed. We were very pleasantly surprised when the rug was delivered back to our home within the time promised. Bottom line – the rug came out much better than we anticipated and it now adorns our home in a highly visible area. We receive many compliments. I would definitely recommend The Area Rug Cleaning Company!

At Area Rug Cleaning Company, we appreciate the feedback and strive to provide the best quality rug cleaning services.

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