Hot Tip #7
“What’s the best way to take care of fine area rugs and beautiful orientals?”
As I’ve said before in this booklet, regular vacuuming can add years to the life of all carpets and rugs.
But here’s a tip you may not know about rugs and orientals.
1. Take the rug out of your house to a clean spot on the garage floor or out on the patio. Put down an old bed-sheet if you can’t find a clean enough spot.
2. Lay the rug face-down and, using an upright model, vacuum the rug’s back side for several minutes! Be sure the height adjustment on the upright is set for the short-pile setting to create enough vibrating action.
3. Turn the rug back to see the dirt that’s been vibrated onto the floor/sheet!
4. Run the vacuum again on the good side to pick up the pile and get rid of the surface dust.