Area Rug Cleaning Guide
When you use colorful area rugs, they can enhance the beauty of any room in your home. You can place them by the side of your bed, in front of the couch, or in front of the fireplace will make the area feel warm and cozy. Generally, they are used on tiles and wooden floors but some will put them on their carpets, especially if it is a high traffic area. It is easier to do area rug cleaning than cleaning the carpet. Before you start your area rug cleaning check to see if there are any manufacturer’s instructions on how they should be cleaned. If there are instructions you need to follow them or you could ruin the area rug.
Some have to be cleaned manually while others can be cleaned in the washing machine. If area rug cleaning can be done in the washer be sure that you have it on the right cycle and using the right detergent and amount. Drying may not be able to be done by putting them in the dryer but if they can check the setting to make sure that it is not too high.
If they are too big to be wash in your washer, lay the rug on an open area of your floor to clean them. Before you start, make sure that you have somewhere outside to either hang or lay the rug to dry. Next, you need to gather all the things that you will need for area rug cleaning, such as hot water, carpet cleaning solution, and a soft bristled brush. Do not pour the cleaning solution on the rug but put it in a spray bottle so you can evenly spray the entire rug. Make sure that you cover every area of the rug, especially on the edges. Often this area is missed when you are doing area rug cleaning.
Using the brush rub the carpet cleaning solution into the rug using a circular motion so you can get it deep into the fabric. Since it is a large rug, you are going to have to take it to the bathroom and rinse it in hot water in the tub. Move it around to get all the cleaning solution out. Let the water out of the tub and leave the area rug in the tub to drain for at least fifteen minutes. Take it outside and hang it over the clothesline, on an area of clean grass, over a couple of lawn chairs, or a picnic or patio table to dry in the sun to remove any remaining bacteria. Do not leave it in the direct sunlight too long as the sun could cause it to fade.