Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean sponge or cloth. Rinse with water from garden hose. Lift off ground to dry thoroughly. Rug pad recommended for carpet and hard surfaces both indoors and outdoors. For vacuuming, use a vacuum cleaner without beater bar or one where you can set the bar to the highest pile setting. If your vacuum has variable power settings, set on low. Vacuum full length of the rug, turn and repeat to the next area, rather than back and forth motion.