How To Clean The Rug At Home

On September 1, 2018 by Preeti

Your rug area may bring the room together, but it also takes a beating, from foot traffic to pets and spills. Vacuuming just isn’t enough to get your rug totally 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 rug, 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 rugs only when they are visibly dirty or have an odour.

The benefit of cleaning rugs at home is you’ll have peace of mind knowing exactly what types of cleaners are being used on your rugs, knowledge that’s increasingly important to many. Especially for them who has young children at home or chemical sensitivities skins.

Required Tools:

  • Rug shampoo
  • Bucket
  • Sponge
  • Water
  • 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 rug to make sure it is colourfast before you start scrubbing. Make sure the cleaner doesn’t cause the colours to run. If the colour doesn’t bleed, it’s safe to move on to the next step.

Wash

Wash the rug with the help of a sponge or brush. Apply a lather of shampoo or detergent for deep cleaning into the rug. Let the solution to 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 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!

Final Words

Wash the rugs only when they look dirty. Make sure whether or not your rug 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 rugs 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.

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