Your rug area may bring the room together, but it also takes a beating, from foot traffic to pets and spills. Vacuuming isn’t enough to get your rug clean. Unless your rug is gigantic or extremely delicate, there’s no need to hire a professional for this task. Once you know how to clean a carpet, this project is one you can easily take on yourself. Here is the guide for you on how to refresh those well-worn rugs, so they look as good as they did when you first unrolled them.
Determine Whether You Should DIY It
Assess your rug before you plan to wash it at home. Choose professional cleans for antique carpets, Persian rugs, and other delicate pieces as these kinds of rugs are expensive to replace, so it pays to invest in their care to keep them in great shape. You should clean the carpets only when they are visibly dirty or have an odor.
The benefit of cleaning rugs at home is you’ll have peace of mind knowing what types of cleaners are being used on your carpets, the knowledge that’s increasingly important to many, especially for them who has young children at home or chemical sensitivities skins.
- Rug shampoo
- Soft-bristled brush
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Rubber gloves
Here are some easy steps you can follow and clean the rug at home.
Vacuum The Rug
- Vacuum the rug on both sides to remove Dirt and Debris. Use the brush attachment to get any stray hairs.
Mix A Cleaner
Mix a cleaner in a bucket, follow the direction shown on the bottle for mixing. You can also use a mild part of dish detergent with warm water. Don’t use hot water it can shrink the rug or cause fading
Do A Colour Test
Test your solution on the corner of the carpet to make sure it is colorfast before you start scrubbing. Make sure the cleaner doesn’t cause the colors to run. If the color doesn’t bleed, it’s safe to move on to the next step.
Wash the rug with the help of a sponge or brush. Apply a lather of shampoo or detergent for deep cleaning into the carpet. Let the solution sit on the rug and keep it for several minutes before rinsing.
Rinse The Rug
Rinse the rug with a garden hose, make sure the water is clear of soap suds, and runoff the water is clear.
Remove Excess Water
You can use the wet dry vacuum cleaner if you have one, or you can use a squeegee in the direction of the nap and get rid of excess water.
Lay The Rug Dry
Lay the rug flat to dry. First, set the top side is dry and then flip it over so the bottom can dry as well.
Set your rug to the room again and enjoy it!
Wash the rugs only when they look dirty. Make sure whether or not your carpet needs to be cleaned, pick up a corner of the rug and let it flop down onto the floor. If a little cloud of dust floats up, a cleaning is in order. Also, wash carpets when they are visibly dingy or have a noticeable foul smell. With regular cleaning, your rugs will serve healthiness to your family and home for many years.