Vacuum rugs regularly. Set the vacuum height gauge to its highest setting, as some powerful vacuums may damage the pile, bound edges or corners of your rug. Do not pull loose yarns; trim with scissors. It is normal for new rugs to shed fibers. Frequent vacuuming will aid in eliminating excess loose fibers. The shedding will diminish with regular wear and vacuuming. Blot spills immediately. Spot clean with mild soap and water.