If you are feeling patient and brave enough to clean your area rug on your own, here are some tips to help out. The first thing you need to do is to check the weather. For this home cleaning process, in particular, you are going to need three days of sunshine. Next, inside the house, vacuum the rug very well. Then roll it up and carry it outside. Pull up a table or some chairs to place the rug on to of. Once you have the rug lifted up off the ground, get the rug nice and wet by soaking it with water from your garden hose. After the rug is dripping wet, begin to scrub the rug using dish soap and hot water. If you scrubbed each section of the rug well, then go ahead and rinse the rug with water from your hose until the water runs clear and clean. Lastly, hang up your rug outside in the warm weather and let it dry for three to four days to ensure it is completely dry before bringing it back into the house. And there you go, you are a DIY rug cleaning expert! There are two precautions to take when cleaning your rug by yourself. First, make sure that you get all the soap out. If all the soap does not come out then the soapy particles left behind, those particles become magnets and will attract even more dirt each time you step on the rug. Second, make sure that your rug is drying out properly. If the rug stays wet and moist for too long, it will become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria.
Shag rugs require more frequent and careful cleaning because of the delicate and long strands are prone to catch even more dust and soot. Vacuuming a shag rug directly can be tricky because depending on the length of the fuzzy strands, it could be easy for them to get caught in the vacuum. In addition to taking the rug outside and attempting to whack out some of the dust, a trick to cleaning this type of rug is to flip it upside down and vacuum the backside. Doing this will get a bit more dust out without ruining the rug. For full proper cleaning, jump ahead and read about Zerorez SoCal’s Area Rug Cleaning Process.
For a braided rug, the best thing you can do on your own is to vacuum the rug regularly. It can also be useful to take the rug outside, hang it up, and beat it. Something you don’t want to do to your braided rug is apply cleaning foam or carpet cleaning soap. Remember as we mentioned above, when soaps are used to clean rugs, the small soapy particles that get stick in the carpet fibers instead of getting rinsed out will become magnets to dirt.
Rugs come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. No matter if you have a large area rug, shag rug, oriental rug, braided rug, or any other kind of rug, from Sacramento to Houston, Zerorez knows how to clean it best. Our process will clean your rug in a very careful yet effective way. Once you make an appointment with us, we will come to pick up your rug, bring it back for our warehouse for inspection and cleaning. After we inspect the rug, it is sent through a machine that will gently beat it, hitting the dirt off both the top and bottom of the rug. Next, all the stains and soils that have built up on your rug will be slowly and gently pushed out when the rug is placed in a giant tub holding hundreds of gallons of water. During this part of the process, we ensure that no residue will be left behind because we don’t use any harsh chemicals, soaps, or detergents. This guarantees you a safe cleaning that will last longer. Next in the process, to get all the water out of the rug as quickly as possible, we place it in a centrifuge that spins the rug around at a fast pace. This gets about 90% of the water out of the rug before going into the final drying process.
Many of our customers are very surprised at how clean their rug is when we bring it back to them – they didn’t realize how much their rug was holding! give us a call (949) 387-2222 or schedule an appointment online with Zerorez for a cleaning that gets more out, lasts longer, and is performed by professionals that know how to handle your unique rug.
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