How To Clean Area Rugs Without The Help Of A Professional

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January 31, 2018 12:32 By Fabiosa

Nowadays, rug areas are an important part of most interiors, from the simple and minimalistic to the most luxurious and fancy ones. Rugs usually play the role of a decorative element, but since they are covering the floor, they require a proper care.

Some people will run to their phones to get a professional help with this task, but there are ways to clean the rug by yourself. Here’s our cleaning guide for those, who are into DIY projects and want to save a bit of cash.

How to clean area rugs

One of the easiest ways to clean area rugs is to use baking soda. For this you need to take the following steps:

1. Use a vacuum cleaner to collect the dust and small dirt.

2. Sprinkle baking soda on the top of the carpet and spread it evenly.

3. Leave the rug for half an hour.

4. Thoroughly vacuum the rug to collect all of the soda.

And you are done!

Things to keep in mind

In order to keep the rug clean, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

1. Vacuum it at least two times a week.

2. Twice a year take the rug outside and beat it. If you do this in winter, use snow on the rug’s surface, it will help to clean the parasites inside if there are any.

3. If you detect any stains, clean them immediately. It will be much harder to get rid of old stains than the fresh ones.

4. If you decided to use a rug shampoo, always test it on a small corner before applying to the whole rug. Use a sturdy brush to work the product in.

And don’t forget to dress accordingly!

You can do these steps by yourself but if the rug is quite big, it can be too large to handle for one person. Spare your muscles and get your friend or a partner to help you. This way it’ll take much less time for cleaning, and doing it with someone else will help to make the process more fun.

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