Area rugs are a great way to add color and style to your home, but they can be tough to keep clean. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on the best ways to clean your area rug so that it looks its best.
Gather your supplies
You will need:
– A vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment
– A mild detergent
– A bucket of warm water
– A clean, dry towel
Start by vacuuming your area rug to remove any surface dirt and debris. Be sure to use the soft brush attachment to avoid damaging the fibers. Next, mix a mild detergent with warm water in the bucket and gently scrub the rug with a clean sponge. Rinse the rug thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue. Finally, blot the rug dry with the towel.
Vacuum your rug
If you have a vacuum with good suction, you can vacuum your rug to remove any dirt or debris. Just be sure to use the correct attachment for your vacuum so you don’t damage the rug.
Spot clean any stains
If your area rug has any stains, it is important to spot clean them as soon as possible. The longer a stain sits on your rug, the harder it will be to remove. To spot clean a stain, first identify the type of stain and then select the appropriate cleaning solution. Once you have applied the cleaning solution, use a clean white cloth to blot the stain. Continue blotting until the stain is gone and then rinse the area with cold water. Allow the area to dry completely before vacuuming.
Shampoo your rug
When it comes to cleaning your area rug, one of the best methods is to shampoo it. This will help to loosen any dirt and grime that has become embedded in the fibers of the rug. You will need to rent or purchase a Rug Doctor or similar machine in order to do this. Be sure to follow the instructions that come with the machine in order to avoid damaging your rug.
Let the rug dry completely
After you’ve vacuumed and shampooed your area rug, it’s important to let it dry completely before putting it back in its place. This can take several hours, or even overnight, depending on the type of rug and the weather conditions. Once the rug is dry, give it a final vacuum to fluff up the fibers and remove any remaining dirt or residue.
If you have a vacuum with a beater bar, use it on the rug to loosen any deeply embedded dirt. If you don’t have a vacuum with a beater bar, you can rent one from a hardware or grocery store.
Enjoy your clean rug!
Assuming you have already read the article on how to clean an area rug, here are a few tips on how to enjoy your newly cleaned rug. Make sure to vacuum regularly, as this will help to keep the dirt and dust from settling into the fibers of the rug. When vacuuming, be sure to go over each section several times to ensure that all of the dirt and dust has been removed. In addition, try to avoid walking on the rug with dirty shoes, as this can also lead to dirt and dust buildup. If you spill something on the rug, be sure to clean it up right away to prevent any stains from setting in. With proper care and cleaning, your area rug should last for many years to come!