Area rug cleaning should be considered part of the yearly routine for your carpet. If you haven’t done this in awhile, it’s time to start. Here are some tips for properly cleaning your rugs.
There are many different areas that need to be cleaned. They include the furniture, the floor, and the walls. However, unless you have a ton of money to spend, it’s generally better to clean the room where the rug will be. This is because the rug is often in contact with objects and surfaces that get very dirty and need special care. For example, the rug would not work as well on a kitchen floor than on the carpet.
Also, cleaning the rug can take a long time. It’s much easier to simply dust it before you start using it.
Vacuuming can help to make your carpet look brand new again. It removes dirt and dust, and is also a good idea if you’re getting rid of a rug that is tattered or torn, or just needs a little TLC.
A large area rug should be vacuumed before you use it in your home. Don’t be afraid to use a lot of pressure, as excess water can make your rug even more slippery. It’s also a good idea to try vacuuming the rug after you’ve already gone through the cleansing steps listed above.
If you’re using the vacuum to clean your entire rug, be sure to turn the settings up on the vacuum to the highest possible setting. This means the motor should be set on its highest speed. This can help get all of the dirt and debris out of the rug. You don’t want to try to vacuum a dusty rug with very high speeds, because you’ll make the carpet very slick and your vacuum bag will become very dirty as well.
If you need to vacuum an area rug that has been hanging in a closet for several years, then it may need some more thorough cleaning. This may mean that you can’t use the vacuum cleaner that you’re currently using, so it’s best to bring in a new one and try again. Otherwise, be prepared to bring the bag inside and start over with a new vacuum cleaner.
After you’re finished vacuuming your rug, be sure to let it air dry. It can take a while for the vacuum cleaner to get all of the dirt and dust out of the rug. You may also want to finish off by sealing the edges with a sealant to prevent any further water from getting underneath the rug and causing it to slide around or become distorted.