Rugs are great accents in any home. They make the place beautiful and comfortable. However, having rugs at home can be quite a hassle come spring cleaning time. They are very heavy to wash and it takes some skill to completely eliminate the dirt that has been stored in it. It is even worse when you have pets or household members that have stained or soiled your carpet. It will make your job harder.
But rug cleaning does not need to be that hard. There are different ways to clean your rug and the key is in just utilizing the available methods out there.
Rent Hot Water Extraction Devices
These devices are huge and expensive. However, you do not need to buy them. There are lots of companies that simply rent these out to interested people. You just need to ask.
Hot water extraction is a process of steam cleaning your rug. It is called as such because it purges a jet of water into your rug then sucks it back up with all the dirt. This method is used by hotels and other commercial establishments. It keeps their rugs fresh and dirt-free. It is a good thing that you can apply the same process at home.
What I like about this process is that it is able to clean every inch of your rug. You do not need to whack your rugs with big sticks just to get the dust out. Now you can just get a hot water extraction device to do the job. It can eliminate just about anything. It is not limited to dust alone. It can also eliminate mold and dust mites. The best part is that it does not leave residue. You can be sure that moisture is suck back by the machine.
Clean it With a Foam or Bonnet
If you cannot afford the rental of hot water extraction devices, you can also just rent out other devices such as a spinning bonnet or foam. These materials dry the carpet and are suck back by the machine. It works pretty much the same way as the hot water extraction device only that it does not constantly reheats water. It just makes use of absorbent materials such as a bonnet or foam. The difference of course is obvious. The hot water extraction device is more effective but more expensive. This is cheaper.
Use Sawdust or Baking Soda
This is a method that you can do with a regular vacuum cleaner. All you need to do is clean your rug with water then sprinkle sawdust on your rug and wait for all the moisture to be absorbed. After this, you can use your vacuum cleaner to get all the sawdust. This will remove the dust stored in your rug. Remember though that this method must be done
carefully. Make sure that there is no moisture left in your rug. If you leave some, then your rug may develop mold or mildew.
Rug cleaning is easy. If you just tackle the task at hand and not think too much about it then you will see how easy the task actually is. However, if you are really not up for the task then you contact companies who really do offer rug cleaning services.