Carpets & Rugs


Carpet is a textile floor or stair covering made from thick woven fabric, typically consisting of an upper layer of soft ‘pile’ attached to a stiffer backing material underneath.

Rugs are similar to Carpet, except that a rug typically does not cover the entire area of the floor and can be removed for cleaning. Rug sizes can vary from small ‘throw’ rugs to larger ‘area’ rugs which can cover much larger areas of a room

Routine Care

Steam clean carpets

Dirt, dust, etc., that is left deep in carpet accelerates the wear on your carpet, sort of like little pieces of sandpaper.

Carpet also stores pollen and molds which can aggravate allergies.

Timing: March (yearly)

How To

Steam cleaning can be accomplished by hiring a professional, or you can “do-it-yourself” by renting a carpet steam cleaning machine from a supermarket, floor covering store, etc.


The benefits of this task are moderately high. Doing this task can help extend the useful life of your carpets, and if people in your house have respiratory problems, then this task becomes more important.


The cost of this task is moderately low, and will depend on the square yardage of carpet that you have in your home. You will need to rent a special steam cleaner or hire a professional carpet cleaner to do this task..


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