Effective Tips to Clean Rugs

Today, rugs are considered as an important home accessory due to their wide range of applications. However, when it is up to cleaning process, rugs are considered as a burden because expensive rugs need more care and effective cleaning techniques. Rough handling and inefficient cleaning process will damage the rugs quickly.

Here are some effective cleaning tips that might help you while cleaning rugs, shared by cleaners Clapham:

Depending on the usage of a rug, its cleaning process might also vary. For example, rugs that are used in high traffic area need to be vacuumed once a week while rugs that are used in less traffic area need to be cleaned once a month.

Vacuum technique:
People often use vacuuming technique for cleaning rugs because vacuuming is easy and efficient process which removes dust and dirt effectively. If your rug is unclean due to dust particles, all you have to do is just flip the rug upside down and vacuum the back and front parts of the rugs. However, while vacuuming the wool rugs, it is recommended to use rotating brush vacuum for back side and suction for front side to avoid damages to the design and colour.
Remember not to use vacuum technique while cleaning fringes which might get sucked into the vacuum tube. Since, fringes do not accumulate more dirt you can clean them by using your hand.

Removing spots and spills:
Vacuum technique can remove dust and soil particles effectively, but it is inefficient when it comes to removing oily spots and spills. Usually, rugs that are used in kitchen are prone to frequent spills and stains. It is important to remove the oily spills quickly because it might be difficult to remove them after they get dry. You can use clean cloths and warm water to remove oily spills without damaging the rugs.
If the spills are pretty hard to remove using just warm water then try to use effective cleaning solutions, but remember to test your cleaning solution in an inconspicuous area of the rug to avoid extreme damages to the rug’s colour or design.

Stain removal:
There are different types of stains like alcohol, chewing gum, butter, chocolate, candle wax, coffee, gravy, wine and salad dressing, therefore it is important to follow an effective cleaning strategy depending on the intensity of the stains. Generally, there are some effective steps to get rid of stains.
First and foremost step is to remove as much of the stains as possible. For example, if the stain is gravy try to remove the gravy quickly this might simplify your cleaning process. If the stain is dilute like alcohol or wine, you need to take quick action to avoid further complications.

Initially use warm water, if it is not effective, add some mild non-bleach laundry detergent. Soak the rug using this solution for a few minutes then rinse using warm water. You can even use vinegar to clean stains but test the cleaning solution before applying it. For more stubborn stains, you can rely on professional cleaners Kensington.

January 11, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


Lisa Header is a housewife who really doesn't like cleaning. That is why she always looks for tips to ease the cleaning process and doesn't mind to share them with other people.

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