Check the threads of the rug from both front and back to see if there are any breaks or cuts. Also check to see if any repairs have been done, if so, if they were properly executed. Check the pile for holes, stains and Moth damage, especially in older rugs. Examine the colors for running by wiping a damp cloth firmly over the rug.
How do I determine when it is time to clean my rug?
This is how you determine if it’s time to clean your rug:
* Your hand will become dirty when you rub your palm on the rug for a few seconds.
* If your rug has four odor when you kneel down to smells it.
* When you lift the area rug corner and vigorously shake it up and down once or twice, a dust cloud will be forming.
* With the rug facing up, fold a corner of the rug back, away from the pile, to expose the base of the fibers. You need to have your area rug professionally cleaned if there is dirt deep down in the pile.