Small area rugs, as well as throw rugs, enhance and decorate a home’s interior while also providing comfort for the feet. Numerous rugs are exposed to a considerable lot of soil in high traffic areas and near entrance doors and might get filthy in a short amount of time.
Throw loloi rugs may generally be washed, even ones with a rubber backing, unless they are expressly designated as dry clean only or spot clean just on the label. To get the best results possible while trying to clean your rugs, you will want to follow a few simple techniques.
How to Safely Clean Your Rugs
As a consequence, many rug labels do not provide information about the fabric composition, making it difficult to know how to clean carpets properly. It is advisable to wash your rug independently from another laundry the first time you clean it to ensure it is not colorfast or machine safe.
If you have two or three similar rugs, they can be washed together because it can be more convenient to take a significant amount of carpets to a commercial laundry using one of their more oversized washers. Cleaning all carpets altogether saves time as well as water.
- Conduct a colorfastness test
Colorfastness may be determined by wiping the rug with a clean, damp white cloth or by dampening a cotton swab and running it across the rug’s fibers. If any color passes from the rag or swab to the washer, the colors will bleed.
- Remove and Treat Any Stains
Make sure that you examine the carpeting for stains. Pre-treating stains, particularly food and grease spots, before washing will yield better results. If you know what created the stain, employ the appropriate stain removal approach. If in doubt, add a stain remover such as Zout or Shout or a tiny quantity of a heavy-duty liquid detergent (such as Tide or Persil) to the spot and gently rub it in with a soft bristle brush; you can use an old toothbrush as this also works well. Allow at least fifteen minutes for the stain remover to work on the stain before washing.
- Clean the Rug
Apply cold water as well as a liquid detergent on any washable rug. If you have a washer that is either front-load or top-load high-efficiency, loading the rugs is a simple matter of adding detergent and tossing them in. If you want to get the optimum results during the high spin cycle, then you can was two carpets together or you may also add some towels. Furthermore, the load should one that is balanced around the central agitator in the ordinary top load washer because when the load is unbalanced, this might cause your machine to behave erratically and it could possibly cause damage. If you do not have enough rugs, balance the load by washing tennis shoes, towels, or rags.