Some may think that shag carpeting when out the door with the 1970’s, but they would be wrong. From area rugs to conversation pieces to wall-to-wall carpeting, shag carpeting is alive and well. It does, however, take a little extra care to keep it looking its best.
Learn How to Care for Your Shag Carpeting
Carpet needs to be vacuumed, but you do need to take some care with shag carpeting. The beater bar on your vacuum needs to be in an off position before you start. Also, do make sure that the brushes will not come into actual contact with the rug. Actually, all you want is the suction action to draw the dirt up into the vacuum.
If the brushes come into contact with your shag carpeting, they can cause the fibers to become fuzzy or cause pilling which in turn will make your carpet look old and tired – the last two things you want.
A second option to help keep your shag carpeting looking its best is to use a grooming rake. It looks like it sounds, but it is made for carpets and not leaves.
Steam cleaning is also needed at least once a year to remove deep dirt and pollens and dust mites. Even if your carpet looks clean, it can be hiding all sorts of nasty things deep in its piles.
You can do the steam cleaning yourself, but bringing in a professional that is trained in how to properly clean all types of carpets – including shag carpeting – is often the best idea. They will have the equipment and professional grade cleaners that are needed to keep your carpets looking new and smelling fresh.
Connect with Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
Whether you have room after room of shag carpeting or any other type, give the professionals at Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care a call today. We can help you find the right way to keep all of your carpets and rugs looking their best.