Whether you’re cleaning a rug or just moving it, it’s important to know how to clean rugs. Here are some tips for getting rid of dust and stains without damaging your investment:
How to clean a rug, you’ll want to use a vacuum with a beater bar. The beater bar will help dislodge dirt from the fibers of your rug and prevent it from becoming embedded in them. If you’re using an upright vacuum with a hose attachment, make sure that it has enough suction power so that it doesn’t miss any spots (this can damage the rug). Also make sure that you’re using soft bristles on any attachments you might have—if they’re too harsh they’ll leave marks on your rugs which may not come off easily!
If you have pets or children who like to play outdoors then consider investing in some anti-static floors instead; these materials don’t attract dirt as much because they repel moisture instead of absorbing it like normal carpets do.
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Roll up the rug. If you have a large, heavy rug, this might be difficult. You can use your hands or a towel to help you roll it up, but make sure not to crush fibers as you do so. Next, put the rug in your laundry basket and let it sit there while you clean other parts of your house or gather supplies—you don’t want any dirt getting onto other items while they’re still dirty!
Take out some detergent (preferably one with no fabric softener), water and an old rag or cloth that doesn’t need washing yet; set aside all other cleaning tools until after this step has been completed successfully!
- Use a gentle shampoo. Rug shampoos are designed to be mild, so they won’t damage the rug or make it feel rough after washing.
- Use a soft brush to scrub the rug clean, starting at one end and working your way toward the other. Don’t scrub too hard—you’ll just wear out your good rugs!
- Rinse well with warm water (no more than 120°F), then hang up to dry with no creases in your rugs’ pile for best results.*
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- Use a rug shampoo. Rug shampoos are designed to loosen dirt and stains, but they also kill germs. So if you’re going to be using your freshly cleaned rug for an extended period of time (i.e., until next winter), it’s important that you use an antibacterial spray or solution on it as well—this will keep harmful bacteria from developing and causing problems in the future.
- Lay out an old towel outside where there’s plenty of sunlight; this should help get rid of any residual moisture from washing the rug (and anything else) before putting them back down again in their original position!
Stay tuned for more on the subject of cleaning. We’ll be posting new content here about how to clean your home and its various appliances, as well as other tips, tricks and advice for keeping things tidy.