Top 3 Rug Cleaning Hacks and Tips

Home Decor

Now that you have made a significant investment in purchasing that rug you have always wanted, it is important to educate yourself on the cleaning, care and maintenance of the same. The fact of the matter is that intensive rug cleaning should be done atleast once in a year to get rid of bacteria, dirt and bugs. Although it is recommended to give your rug to professional rug cleaners, these DIY tips could be useful in order to maintain your expensive carpet.

1. Vacuuming:

It is important to know as to how to vacuum one’s product. It should be noted that a rug should always be vacuumed in the direction of the pile of the rug and not against it. If vacuumed against it, it will ruin the carpet and decrease its longevity. Also, it is recommended to use gentle suction and vacuum the rug from both sides. Lastly, make sure that vacuuming is not done very powerfully since the fur of the rugs or threads might wear or tear.



2. Stain Removal:

Imagine if a guest spills red wine on your most favorite rug or your little pet dirties the carpet. Fret not. It is easy to get rid of these stubborn stains if done in a timely manner to ensure the stains don’t sit around for too long. Wool on its own is stain resistant, however cotton on the other hand absorbs stain fast. It is recommended to take a damp cloth and immediately wipe off stains. Mild shampoos and eco-friendly products like baking soda and vinegar can be used to wipe off small stains. For major stains, it would be wise to give your stained rug to a professional dry cleaning rug specialist.


Stain Removal

3. Rug Grooming:

Grooming a rug is just as important as cleaning a rug. It is advised to take a brush with dense bristles to fluff the fur and straighten the fringes of your carpet or rug. It would also be nice if one could lay down the rug in natural sunlight once in a while to prevent accumulation of dirt. Another quick way to groom your rug is to keep using the rug and not just keep it in storage. In this case, once the rug is used, it is easier to maintain and clean the same.

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Rug Grooming

With the above mentioned tips and tricks once can easily maintain an expensive rug and ensure that the investment in it is worth it. It is easier to buy a carpet but it can be a cumbersome process to maintain the same.