To ensure lasting quality, steps must be taken during care and cleaning to protect the durability of your rug. High powered vacuums can pull out of the back of rugs, causing sprouts and a generally unattractive appearance. To counter this effect, place your vacuum starting at the edge of the rug, using a low setting and high elevation, or if possible, use hand held attachments when cleaning. Over time, fibers will unavoidably begin to weaken. When this occurs, yarn will poke out from the edges of your rug. In order to prevent pulling, it is crucial that you do not pull the yarn out, but rather, cut these weak fibers using scissors to maintain the impeccable quality of your Surya rug. If spills occur, it is crucial that you immediately tend to the area, blotting it with a towel to remove the moisture and to prevent any stain from setting.