When is the last time you gave your area rugs in your home a good deep cleaning? As we near the end of summer, now is a great time to give your rugs a little TLC before fall sets in. Here are a few basic steps to make cleaning your rugs a snap!
Find a cleaning partner if you can, especially if you have large area rugs. This will help prevent injury and help navigate some of the awkward positions the rug will want to fall into when you are taking it outdoors.
Step One– Shake and Beat the Rug. Dirt will have embedded itself deeply into the fibers. Using a sturdy clothesline or porch railing, and vigorously shake the larger dirt particles free from the rug.
Step Two– Spot clean areas based on the type of material the rug is made from. Most rugs can be spot cleaned with a gentle solution of laundry detergent and water, but you will need to make sure that the rug is colorfast. Review any tag instructions. Use a commercial grade spot cleaner for tough stains. Spread the rug out to dry.
Step Three– Sprinkle Baking soda and let sit for at least thirty minutes. Then vacuum and check any decorative fringe for knots. Have your cleaning partner help return the rugs and furniture and then celebrate your success! Rugs should be deep cleaned twice a year to help expand their life.
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