Fine things require sophisticated preservation techniques. Consider the techniques used for preserving fine wine. From temperature control rooms to special ways of positioning the bottles while they are in storage, people would go to no lengths to keep a fine bottle of wine preserved. The reason is not just because it was expensive. It is also because the person believes that this is something worth preserving and keeping artful. Then if it is true that a fine thing requires sophisticated preservation techniques, why would you use your average household vacuum cleaner on a fine rug?
For your fine rugs, make sure that you take it to the experts when it is time to clean it. Make sure that your rug cleaner is done by a company that values the rug in a similar way that you do. Your average household vacuum cleaner is going to damage your rug in the process of removing dirt from it. A vacuum cleaner does just what it sounds like: creates a vacuum. So it pulls and tugs upon the fibers of the rug. It creates tension upon the stitching on the rugs. It pulls out all of the detailed and intricate stitch work. In sum, it damages it. You may think that you are keeping your rug maintained by vacuuming it. In reality, you may be doing quite the opposite.
What then is your alternative? Go to a professional. Now, I do not necessarily mean to go to a professional that specializes specifically in rug cleaning. You could do that, and they would probably do a wonderful job. But be warned: You are going to get what you pay for. And you will pay a lot. You will get excellent work, but is there a better way to get excellent work without an exorbitant price tag? Luckily, there is. Go to your local upholstery cleaning company. The people that professionally clean your carpets and furniture can give you the same detailed and excellent work without the crazy price tag.
Make sure that you ask if they provide Chem Dry cleaning technology. The tides are turning in carpet cleaning, and this is going to be the next wave of cleaning technology that everyone will be using. There is a number of reasons why this is the case. First of all, it is a more environmentally friendly technique. It uses less water. As people are beginning to realize the importance of leaving a small footprint on the environment, they are becoming more concerned about water conservation. Chem Dry fits this bill. But it is also perfect for rug cleaning because it is gentle on the carpet or rug. Furthermore, it does not use much water, which means that there is a considerably lower chance of water damage. Instead of worrying about mildew and mold, you can rest easy knowing that your precious rug is going to be safe from becoming water logged and consequently getting moldy and full of mildew. You can get great preservation without paying top dollar.