Rugs are expensive and delicate. Cleaning a rug is very different from cleaning any other piece of fabric. They are delicate and prone to irreversible damages if you do not clean them with care. Moreover, rugs cost a lot; you must preserve your investment. Without saying, upkeep and regular vacuuming, elimination of dust, bugs, and rapid handling of stains and spills are crucial to rug cleaning.
However, for valuable and subtle rugs made of wool or that are hand-knitted, a rug and carpet care professional such as Pure N Bright will likely be required.
Following is a step-by-step guide to clean a rug:
Maintaining a Clean Rug
1.Vacuum your rug periodically
2.Revolve the rug to balance out wear and tear
3.Roll rugs while moving and storing
4.Use diluted white vinegar to reinstate carpet tint and gloss
5.Sprinkle borax on the rug to eliminate insect plagues.
Treating Spots and Stains
1.Clean spots or stains the moment they appear
2.Blot the spillage and remove any solid debris by scraping.
3.Treat the rug according to the spill.
4.Use a fan to dry the rug.
Tips and Tricks:
1.Use a piece of white cotton to blot the spot.
2.Use a HEPA approved vacuum and filter bag
3.Purchasing a carpet cleaner/extractor if you don’t have one.
1.Do not vacuum fringe or tassels. They are too delicate to vacuum.
2.Do not soak the carpet, merely damp it
3.Do not force dry; let your carpet dry naturally.
4.Make sure no pets or children around when cleaning. Some disinfectants and cleaning agents are toxic.
5.Do not use carpet shampoo on a woollen rug.
6.Don not dry in the open sun.