DAILY CARE & MAINTENANCE
To keep your area rug looking its best, vacuum at least weekly (if not more often) to remove dirt and other debris from the rug. If your rug is not routinely vacuumed, then these dirt particles can work their way into your rug and damage it over time.
For shag rugs, please remember that the fabric could potentially wrap around vacuum beater bars. By disconnecting the beater bar of your vacuum cleaner, this can be avoided.
DEALING WITH AREA RUG SPILLS & STAINS
Even the most careful of area rug owners can fall victim to the occasional spill or stain. If you have children or pets, then you're even more likely. If this happens to you, there's no need to panic! If the spill is water-based, like coffee or juice, you'll want to blot it with a dry cloth, trying to absorb as much of the liquid as you can.
For more complex stains, you'll want to consult with your manufacturer's guidelines.