Natural Cleaning Methods for Rugs
Keeping a rug clean in your home is not only required for keeping a house clean but also it is a necessity. A clean rug also ensures that there are fewer infections and bugs in your house. But most of the carpet-cleaning agents that you will find in the market have strong chemicals that can be harmful. However, there is homemade DIY carpet cleaning solutions that you can use that are natural and not harmful at all.
A Large Area
Despite most rug companies suggest that you use concentrated cleaners to steam clean your rugs you can use hot water. Plain water for cleaning the rug will remove the dirt and grime without leaving any chemical residue. But this can be done only for general cleaning purpose and not for cleaning hard stains.
Warm Water & Liquid Soap
Find a natural soap that has stain and dirt removing quality
– Add a few drops of the soap with warm water
– Scrub the area that is stained and the rug
– Have a dry towel so after the scrub you can soak up the soap and water off the carpet
– If you have a personal carpet-cleaning machine you can then use this solution to clean the rug.
A natural carpet cleaning product
Look for an on-toxic natural carpet-cleaning product. Search them in natural food stores or natural product distributors.
If you have a spill on your rug try to soak up the liquid as much as possible. Baking soda does that for you. It not only absorbs a variety of liquids but also pulls it out of the carpet.
– Sprinkle ample quantity of baking soda on the area
– Let it be there undisturbed for quite some time
– This will allow the baking soda to soak up the liquid
– Then vacuum the area
Vinegar & Water
– In a spray bottle mix ¼ tablespoon of white vinegar
– 32 ounces of water and mix well
– Spray over the target area
– Then blot the area
– This will remove the residue
This works best for spills like milk, cola, beer, and mud.
Bloodstains are one of the hardest to remove. Hydrogen Peroxide can help in removing the stain. The chemical is natural oxidizer hence breaks the blood.
– Put some hydrogen peroxide on a piece of clean cloth
– Dab the area for several times. It can take a while to remove the blood. You have to be patient and continue at it.
– Also, to ensure that the chemical is not damaging your rug fiber.
For acidic stains like coffee, juice or wine club soda is very effective.
– Put it in a piece of cloth
– Start dabbing on the affected area
– Keep adding club soda to the cloth until the affected area is saturated with the liquid
– As soon as the stain is gone use a clean piece of cloth to blot the liquid
– Keep dabbing the area with a dry cloth until the affected area is dry.
Try out these effective natural cleaning methods for your old rugs. If you want excellent rug cleaning services or want to shop for new rugs, have a look at Your Rug & Rugs.