Sunday, January 14, 2018

You Never Get the Last Bits of Dirt Out

Photo by Salt Water New England

6 comments:

  1. Here's a tip: once a year, turn the rug upside down and run a vacuum cleaner over the back. The beater bars will knock a surprising amount of dirt out of the rug. (Never run a vacuum over the top of the rug--the beater bars will damage the fibers.) This method will get the maximum amount of dirt out and prolong the life of your rug. You'll be delighted to see the colors brighten after you've finished.

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  2. The fringes always seem to take a beating.

    slf

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  3. Modern vacuum beater bars no longer damage rugs - put the height setting on high if you're concerned, or just use the hardwood floor tool, especially on fringe. Good idea though to vacuum the underside occasionally.

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  4. With the exception of when we entertain guests, we don't wear shoes in our house. This practice keeps the floors, carpeting, rugs very clean and cuts down on cleaning effort. --Holly in PA

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  5. No shoes here either, that practice alone makes for a much better living space. The Miele vacuum which is in my opinion one of the best, has a beater bar that only is powered by air, thus is not as abrasive as one that is electric powered. A good rug is so dense that dirt has a hard time finding its way into the depths of the rugs in the first place.

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