How to perform Area Rug Cleaning process

The area rug cleaning process in a home

Area rug cleaning is similar to the carpet cleaning but an area rug is more sophisticated as compared to a carpet due to which the cleaning process demands more care and attention. An area rug is a woven piece of cloth or rug, which unlike a carpet only covers a particular area of the room of the house. The edges of the rug do not cover all area of the room and it usually covers the middle of the room. An area rug is also placed with furniture either under the table or separately in order to give it a pleasing look.

The area rug over the course of time gets dirty since people regularly walk over it or something spills on it. This begs the need of area rug cleaning in terms of removing the dust particles and cleaning off the stains. Area rug cleaning is of high significance since it can be a source of spreading contamination and promoting an unhealthy environment in the room. An unclean rug can also become a host for mold and hazardous microbial which can cause health complications for the residents. A cleaned rug, on the other hand, will present a pleasant look to the observers and promote a healthier environment.

Supplies Required for Area Rug Cleaning Process

One of the best ways of cleaning an area rug is the hot water extraction method in which hot water and cleaning agent are used for cleaning purposes. There are a number of supplies required in this process, which are listed below:

  1. Industrial Grade Equipment: There are a number of brands, like Stanley Steemer, offering industrial grade equipment for carrying out the hot water extraction process. This equipment heats up the water in its chamber. The cleaning agent is added to it for smoothly and deep cleaning the rug.
  2. Cleaning Agent: This is required for cleaning stains and removing odor from the rug. A wide range of cleaning agents is available in the market. Green cleaning agents can also be used for this purpose.
  3. Scrubbers: A scrubber is used for dislodging dust particles stuck to the fibers of the rug.
  4. Vacuum Cleaner

Area Rug Cleaning Process

Following steps are involved in the area rug cleaning process:

  1. In the first step, take the area rug in the open where it is more suitable to perform the cleaning process.
  2. Now, vacuum cleans the rug thoroughly so that dust and contaminants can be removed.
  3. Now, add water and cleaning agent in the chamber of the equipment as per the instructions of the machine manual.     
  4. Start moving the equipment over the rug in such a way that you move in stripes from one end to the other.
  5. The cleaning agent will break the bond between the dust particles and the fibers of the rug. Similarly, hard stains will also be cleaned this way.
  6. Now, vacuum cleans the rug again so that the remaining dust along with crystallized cleaning agent can be removed.
  7. Dehumidify the carpet properly so that it can be properly cleaned.
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