5 Easy Tricks for Rug Cleaning and Maintenance

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Rugs are delicate, and no matter how hard you try, your rug will eventually become a victim of accidents, spills and tiny drops. This is especially true if you have kids.

Kids are just like that. They don’t care about your rugs; they just want to be kids and they want to play. There’s nothing wrong with that, and you should encourage your child to be active at all times, even though that means you’ll have to clean the rugs regularly.

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Rug Cleaning and Maintenance

If you want to learn how you can easily clean your rug, take a look at some of these tips and tricks we’ve prepared for you:

Vacuuming

Maintenance is as important as deep cleaning. Vacuum your rug properly at least two times a week to keep it clean. Regular vacuuming is the first line of defense against dirt, dust and other harmful particles.

Dry Extraction

Dry extraction doesn’t leave spots and marks on a rug, and it’s extremely effective when it comes to cleaning spills. Place a dry absorbent compound over your rug and vacuum it afterward. This method of cleaning is more expensive than any other, but it’s also more effective, and any difference in cost is worth paying for.

The compounds used for dry cleaning are strong and can destroy the rug. If you plan to dry clean the rugs often (which is inevitable if you have kids), investing money in quality kids’ floor rugs is a good idea, since they’re more durable and more stain-resistant than regular carpets.

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Kids Rugs

If buying a dry cleaner is too expensive for you, don’t worry, you have other options. Renting a rug cleaner is not expensive, and you can rent it from any company that offers carpet cleaning.

Club Soda

You may have heard that club soda is extremely effective against wine stains. Fortunately, that’s not a myth; it’s a fact. There’s just one trick – you have to use it correctly. Blot the stain with soda, cover it with a cloth and let it sit for ten minutes. 

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Rug Cleaning

If that’s not effective, mix vinegar and water and spray it on the stain. Again, let it sit for ten minutes. After that, wash the spot with warm water and dab a clean sponge over the area to soak up the stain.

Borax

Borax should be used if you have a problem with insects, because insect colonies are immune to vacuuming and cleaning. Sprinkle Borax on the rug and let it sit for a couple of minutes to make sure that larvae and insect eggs are destroyed. If you have kids or pets, make sure they’re not near the rug because Borax is a mild irritant.

Hydrogen Peroxide

There’s nothing as noticeable as blood on a rug. If this somehow happens to your rug, fear not - that doesn’t have to mean that the rug is completely ruined. Hydrogen peroxide will get the blood out of the rug in a couple of seconds.

If the blood is still wet, simply pour Hydrogen peroxide onto it. If the blood stain is dry, dissolve it by using water and a mild detergent, and then apply hydrogen peroxide directly onto the stain. Hydrogen peroxide will start to foam when it comes in contact with blood, but you shouldn’t worry about that - it’s perfectly normal.

Hopefully, you’ll find some of these tricks handy. Stains can be removed easily, but if you want to make sure that your rug is 100 percent clean, better call the professionals.

Don’t accept offers made over the phone. Find a professional rug cleaning company in your vicinity and hire them. Remember, you get exactly what you pay for, so don’t be afraid to spend a couple of bucks more on rug cleaning.

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