You have an indoor/outdoor rug, but winter is coming. What should you do? Well, indoor/outdoor carpet is made to withstand extreme temperatures and weather. However, if you don’t plan on using the space during the winter, consider having it professionally cleaned and stored by Greenspring Rug Care. Keep reading to learn more about indoor/outdoor carpet, storage, and general maintenance.
Should I Leave My Indoor/Outdoor Rug Outside Year-Round?As we said, you can certainly leave your carpet outdoor all year long. After all, the synthetic material is made to withstand the elements. At the same time, why do that if you’re not going to put it to use? If you choose to clean and store the rug for the winter, you’ll get a more vibrant one to put on display when the weather warms. In doing so, you’ll also extend the carpet’s lifespan, which means you can enjoy it longer.
Can I Winterize My Carpet Myself?
Anyone can store their indoor/outdoor carpet themselves. We recommend you clean it carefully and allow it to dry completely so that no algae, moss, or mold begin to grow. Then, you’ll roll it up and protect it with a plastic cover using bungee cords to keep it in place. On the other hand, we recommend using our professional rug services if you want the rug professionally cleaned and stored.
We can pick up your indoor/outdoor carpet, provide professional rug cleaning, remove stains, perform repairs, and even restore color. Then, we safely store your rug on-site until you’re ready to reclaim it in the spring. If you want to extend the life of your carpet and protect your investment, this is a great option.
How Should I Maintain My Indoor/Outdoor Carpet?Outside of deep cleaning and winter storage, you can keep your indoor/outdoor rug looking lovely with a bit of routine maintenance. First, make sure to vacuum or rigorously shake the rug often to remove dust, dirt, and debris. Next, spot clean the rug when necessary. Spot cleaning addresses issues as they occur, and reduces stains in the long run.
When you do attempt to clean the rug yourself, consider using a mixture of vinegar and water or mild soap to clean the carpet. Avoid harsh chemicals, though. If you must clean the entire carpet, rinse it thoroughly with a garden hose after. Finally, allow both sides of the carpet to dry completely in the sun.
Who Can Help?
Greenspring Rug Care serves Baltimore, MD, and the surrounding area. If you’d like to know what our customers think of us, check out our reviews. Still have questions? Ask an expert. Finally, call (410) 667-RUGS to schedule an appointment or request service online.