The rugs are often considered as the cozy addition to any kind of room. You even can place it in the high-traffic place like the living room or dining room to accentuate the look and protect the floor from furniture friction. Well, this item always become a savior with its ability to balance the room composition even though there is one problem left; how to clean a rug when it comes from different material?
In fact, rugs are made of various material and designed indifferently. Some of the most used items are shaggy, sheepskin or wool rugs. That’s why rugs will have different washing method. You can follow the below steps for these three items.
How to Clean a Rug Properly
Before purchasing a rug, make sure you consult it with the seller. Mostly the sheepskin rug needs dry cleaning which is very expensive. Luckily, you have a good way to do it at home.
- Prepare a bathtub with the lukewarm or cool water. Avoid hot water since it will shrink it.
- Use wool and sheepskin detergent which is non-alkaline and non-biological enzymes. If you see fabric softener, it is a big no!
- Read the direction carefully and test it on a small area, somewhere at the corner of the rug.
- Rug it gently to loosen the dirt then squeeze it out.
- Rinse it with warm water to remove the detergent and then squeeze it again. You can use the sponge to absorb the moisture.
- Avoid from direct sunlight and let it dry naturally.
- You can use the sheepskin brush to fluff the rug.
- Shake off the shag rug to loose the dirt and vacuum it thoroughly.
- You may use the dry shampoo designed for carper and sprinkle on it to remove the dirt.
- If it does not work, the best way is having the steam cleaner which you can rent near your home.
- Remember not the used detergent with scent, bleach and bio ingredients.
- You can also soak the rug in the detergent solution in 20-30 minutes and then squeeze it before rinsing it with cold water.
- Once you have done, you can let it dry naturally.
How to clean rug with the wool material? Well, the best way to do it is cleaned professionally. But people prefer to wash it at home to save some money. If so, you can do the following steps:
- Vacuum the wool rug once a week, at least and vacuum it side to side only. After that, you have to treat any kind of spills immediately since the dirt will be difficult to remove.
- Every 12-18 months, steam the rug to get it clean like a new.