Top 5 Ways of Cleaning Runner Rugs


Cleaning RugsYou can have clean runner rugs by vacuuming regularly, blotting spoils with a cloth,  using cleaning agents, washing with a water hose, and consulting the professionals.

Rugs should be cleaned and washed differently from any other type of material. This is because it is made of wool, silk, cotton and dye. Here are ways on how to sanitize your rugs.

Vacuum regularly

To avoid accumulation of dirt and stains from your rug, vacuum it often. Make a schedule on when you can have to time vacuum your rugs. You can do it twice a week if you want. This way, you can maintain cleanliness in your home which is very beneficial to your health. Sometimes, dust settle and add up without you noticing it. This is especially dangerous to some members of your family who suffers from pulmonary diseases. So, vacuuming is highly advisable.

Blot spoils using a cloth

Accidents like spills is unavoidable. One quick and easy solution to that would be to blot the area with a clean cloth. Use mild remover for stains. A good choice of solvent can also be employed. When there are stains on the carpet due to the liquid, spatter with mild soap and water the affected area on the carpet . Spills from solids should be rubbed off. Also, do not leave the rug damp as this may be conducive for growth of microorganisms. You can do this by using a blow dryer. Make sure not to apply too much heat though.

Use cleaning agents

The use of  bleach or lemon can aid in removing rug spills as well as stains. These are some cleaning materials that can be found at home. If you want a specialized formula made for this, you can buy it in a carpet store.

Wash with a water hose

It is not advisable to have your runners dry cleaned. The best way to wash this is by water hose. Find a mild cleaning agent to soap your rugs and rinse it off with a water hose. This may be a tiring and sloppy process but worth the time and effort to maintain the durability and cleanliness of your rugs.

Consult a professional

From time to time, ask some advise from a professional, such as carpet cleaning new york. To avoid hassles and added housework, you can have it cleaned by professional carpet cleaners who are more experienced with washing and handling rugs. Although you have to spend some money on this, it can save you time and energy.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness. So, take time to clean and look after your rugs. Sometimes, this is the most neglected piece of item in your homes. The rugs may not look dirty or soiled, still you need to vacuum it.



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