The Biggest Air Filter in Your Home
Your rug acts just like an air filter in your home. In fact, when someone walks on your rug without taking their shoes off, or you let your pet in from outside, all of that dirt gets collected by your rug. It is also constantly trapping airborne pollutants like dust, pollen, and other debris. These pollutants can cause you or your family to get sick, or they can aggravate an existing illness. All of these pollutants and particles filter to the base of the rug fibers, and cannot be vacuumed up with your normal vacuum.
Just How Dirty is Your Rug?
Everyday use is naturally going to cause your rug to get dirty. Things like pet or food stains are inevitable. Food is frequently dropped on rugs, especially in the kitchen and dining room. And even after wiping it up, the bacteria can live on your rug for weeks. Your rug could also contain other unwanted substances, such as: pollen grains, pet hair or urine, dead skin cells, bacteria, dirt, dust mites, or volatile organic compounds.
Furthermore, if you do not clean your rug regularly it could contain up to 2,000 dust mites per square inch. This means that an 8 foot by 10 foot rug could have over half a million dust mites. With all of this getting trapped in your rug, making sure it is clean becomes extremely important. If you do not clean you rug regularly, it could be up to 4,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat within just two years.
Proper Rug Cleaning
Accordingly, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you have your rug cleaned every six months. You should not use dry cleaners or steam cleaners – these companies do not know how to care for your oriental rug. Genuine oriental rugs have natural oils in their fibers that keep them lustrous and flexible. Harsh chemicals or steam strip those natural oils resulting in drying or breakage of the rug’s fibers. At Khazai Oriental Rugs Outlet (KORO), we have five generations of experience with Oriental rugs and are the experts in this field. KORO offers professional cleaning and restoration that brings out the richness and softness of the wool, while also extending the life of your rug.