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How to take care and clean your rug correctly

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When it comes the rugs in your home, you might find that they feel a little bit neglected and run down. It’s all good and well running your vacuum cleaner over it every now and then. But sometimes your rug needs more! Here at Welch Mill Carpets St Helens, we wanted to put together a little blog that focuses on how to clean your rug correctly and give it some much needed TLC.

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So where do you start with this? Well it can be a bit of a messy job so we would suggest planning to do this cleaning on a nice, sunny day so you can drag the rug outside to clean it.

Once you’ve picked the right kind of day for it, you’ll then need; a clean bucket, a sofa bristle brush, some carpet cleaner or a mild detergent mixed with warm water. Oh and some good old elbow grease!

To get started, make sure you hoover both sides of the rug. Try and get as much dirt, dust and debris out of it as possible. You could even sprinkle some bicarb of soda on before you hoover to get those lingering odours.

Before going full throttle on it, we would suggest trying a little bit of the cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous part of the rug. This is to make sure it doesn’t strip it of any colour or ruin the pattern or pile.

As long as you’ve done your patch test and it has come out fine, then it’s time to start working on the rest of the rug. Dip your soft brush into the cleaning solution and let it soak some up. Then lather that solution up on the rug. Once you’ve gone through the whole rug applying the solution, leave the bubbles to do their work for 5 to 10 mins.

Then to rinse off, you will need to use clean, cold water. Make sure you’ve got all the cleaning solution off it, we would suggest using maybe a hose pipe to rise the rug thoroughly.

When it comes to drying it, remove as much excess water as you can. Use either a wet/dry vac or using towels etc. Once you’ve got it as dry as possible, leave the rug flat, surface side up to dry completely. Then flip it over and let the underside dry. You could also use a fan heater or mini radiator to help speed the process up.

Once you’re sure it’s completely dry, give it a good hoover and a brush through. Then it should be looking as good as new!