carpet-300x300Picture this: you’re in the store browsing rugs when you see the most perfect white rug for your living room. You buy it with the promise that you’ll clean it as often as possible, and you won’t walk on it with dirty feet. Fast forward 5 years and you have a messy toddler and a full-grown dog trekking dirt through your whole house, and that pretty white rug isn’t looking so pretty anymore… But where can you turn for those ground-in, year-old stains that even the toughest DIY “magic carpet cleaner” won’t fix?

Stop scrubbing and check out a professional sofa and rug stain removal company. There are plenty of benefits to a DIY stain remover, and whenever they work, they’re definitely worth the effort. But dish detergent and vinegar can only go so far to restore your rug to brand-new condition. A professional company will have expertise in the field, as well as professional-grade equipment and more powerful cleaning solutions.

Cleaning companies ensure that your damaged white rug will be shining like new again after just one visit. But if you have a growing family even a brilliant clean can only last so long. Luckily, there is something you can do to protect your favorite rug while you’re having it cleaned.

Because stain protection is just as important (if not more important) than removing stains, most carpet and rug cleaning companies have solutions to extend the life of your carpet. Spill grape juice on your bright white rug? No problem. Many stain protectors allow liquids to simply bead up and be wiped clean from the carpet without soaking in. The great thing about these protective layers is that they don’t influence the quality or softness of your rug, so you can keep laying on it, walking on it and kneeling on it – but now you can spill on it too.

Some programs sound too good to be true, but they aren’t. There are companies that offer stain removal and protection for a really affordable price. Obviously no stain protection can last forever, but many times companies offer guarantees on their protection and cleaning services to ensure you’re completely satisfied every time.

Did you know? Some DIY treatments that seem mild can actually be doing a great deal of harm to your rug. How it’s made and what it’s made of are major factors for what cleaning supplies you’re safe to use. If you truly love it, get your rug cleaned by professionals who can do a great job without unknowingly doing damage to the fibers in your rug.

When it comes to stain removal, a DIY method can seem like the less expensive alternative, but it can end up costing you more in the long run. You can be doing serious damage to your rug, or you can be scrubbing for hours on end without seeing any result. Trust a professional to get your favorite rug back to its former glory. After all, it really ties the room together.