6 Ways to clean a Rug or Carpet

Let’s start from the beginning: the first step in cleaning a rug or carpet is always the same: vacuuming well to remove dust and other small dirt, whether it is a shaggy rug, a carpet or carpet. Natural fiber, a Berber rug, a wool rug, a classic rug or a carpet.

However, be careful with wool rugs and Berber rugs, more artisan and therefore more fragile than the others, for which you will avoid the brush mode, too aggressive for the fibers. Also remember to vacuum in the direction of the hair.

6 Ways to clean a rug or carpet

1. Clean a carpet with baking soda

The baking soda is THE miracle product to always have on-hand. It cleans and brightens the colors of your carpet like no other.

What you need? Refresh your rug or carpet, or target shallow stains.

For which carpet? All, without exception.

You need :

  • Baking soda
  • A water spray
  • A vacuum
  • Dampen your rug or carpet with the water spray, then sprinkle the baking soda evenly. Leave it on overnight, then vacuum the next day to remove residue.

2. Clean a carpet with black soap

The soap is the darling of our grandmothers and there is inevitably a good reason! It is a natural and economical solution to get rid of stains.

What you need? Remove one or more targeted shallow spots.

For which carpet? All except woolen rugs and Berber rugs.

You need :

  • 1 tablespoon of black soap
  • A bucket with 2l of lukewarm water
  • A sponge
  • A brush
  • Mix the black soap in lukewarm water. Then apply directly to the stains using the sponge. Leave on for a few minutes then brush vigorously with a hand brush. Rinse if necessary with clean water.

3. Clean a carpet with white vinegar

The vinegar is now for some years a must for all those and all those who love the natural solutions!

What you need? Remove one or more targeted shallow spots.

For which carpet? All except woolen rugs and Berber rugs.

You need :

  • 500 ml of white vinegar
  • A bucket with 200 ml of lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons of dish washing liquid
  • A sponge
  • Combine the vinegar, lukewarm water and washing up liquid. Then apply directly to the stains using the sponge. Rinse with clean water.

 

4. Clean a carpet with ammonia

Ammonia is a chemical that should be handled with care. It can, however, get rid of stubborn stains in the blink of an eye.

What you need? Remove one or more stubborn targeted stains.

For which carpet? All except woolen rugs and Berber rugs.

You need :

  • Ammonia
  • Vinegar
  • Lukewarm water
  • A sponge
  • Mix in a bucket 1/3 of ammonia with 2/3 of cold water. Then immerse your sponge in it and soak the stains on your carpet by dabbing. Then rinse with vinegar water and let dry.

5. Clean a carpet with the shaving foam

Yes, you read correctly, shaving foam has cleaned properties and can help you remove stains from your rug or carpet!

What you need? Remove one or more targeted spots.

For which carpet? All except woolen rugs and Berber rugs.

You need :

  • Shaving foam
  • A sponge
  • A vacuum
  • Apply shaving foam to the stain (s), and let sit for at least an hour. Then rub with a damp sponge. You can also leave it on overnight, then vacuum to remove the residue.

6. Spotless a carpet with a shampooer

Nothing like a good deep cleaning to give your rugs and carpets a real makeover. To do this, rent a shampooer and enjoy the results! The colors are revived and the fibers are clean and plumped.

What you need? Refresh your carpet or carpet, or remove stains.

For which carpet? All except woolen rugs and Berber rugs.

You need :

  • A shampooer
  • Hot water
  • A cleaning product suitable for the machine
  • After filling the tank with water and cleaning product, perform a first shampoo pass with the injection mode to release the mixture, and deeply soak the fibers of your rug or carpet. Then make a second pass in extraction mode to collect the dirty water. Then leave to dry for a good hour.

Classy Carpet and Rug Cleaning offers the cleaning of all types of rugs such as Oriental or Persian rugs, wool rugs cleaning, modern rugs cleaning, Shaggy rugs washing, Kilim rugs maintenance, silk rugs maintenance and carpet washing long hairs. Depending on the materials, it is better to opt for professional cleaning in order not to damage the carpets.

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