Carpets and rugs have a huge impact on your home decor design. By choosing the right rug or carpet during your home renovation, you can instantly enhance the appeal of your room. However, they require timely maintenance. Maintaining carpets and rugs can be quite difficult if you are not aware of the proper techniques. While some carpets and rugs come with a manual that explains the cleaning method, others do not have any such instruction manuals. Hence, mentioned below are a few tips that will help to clean your carpets and rugs during home renovation without any professional assistance:
01 of 04 Gather all the necessary supplies before getting started
Before you can start cleaning your carpet or rug, you have to ensure that you have all the items required to clean it. Some commonly required items include a vacuum cleaner, bristled brush, dust beater, sponge, and any dish soap. These items vary depending on the type of carpet or rug you are using. Some other items that you may require are gloves, a mask to cover your nose, scrubbers, etc. Also, you have to ensure that you have access to the outdoors where you can get plenty of sunlight.
02 of 04 Use the carpet beater to get rid of the dust
A carpet beater is essential to get rid of the dust particles. If you do not have one, you can consider buying one as they are very cheap. Often, there are small particles and debris stuck to the carpet or rug. It is better to get rid of them with a vacuum cleaner before using the carpet beater so that you have a cleaner surface. While using the vacuum cleaner, make sure that it is set on high as particles can get stuck in the fibres of the carpets or rugs at times. Once you have cleaned it with the vacuum cleaner, hang it outside and beat it with a carpet beater. In case you do not have a vacuum cleaner, you can just start by beating it with a carpet beater. Do not worry if you notice the fibres coming out.
03 of 04 Get rid of the stains by washing and scrubbing
When carpets get stained, getting rid of them becomes very difficult. You may have to wash or scrub it to get rid of the stains. However, make sure to read the instruction manual before washing or scrubbing it. Not all carpets or rugs can be washed or scrubbed. If your carpet cannot be washed, consider spot-cleaning it with a sponge dipped in any dish soap solution. As a result, the spills will loosen up and removing the stains will become very easy. Be careful while using vinegar or baking soda for spot cleaning. There are chances that it might damage the colour or texture of the carpet or rug. On the other hand, you do not have to worry about washing rugs and carpets with cotton or synthetic fibres in a machine at a slow speed.
04 of 04 Leave it under the sun to dry
Once the carpet or rug has been washed or scrubbed clean, you should always dry it off quickly so that there are no chances of mildew or mould developing. Also, leaving it wet can damage its texture as well. Put it down under direct sunlight so that it dries off the carpet swiftly. Always remember to lay it on a flat surface so that it does not lose its shape. Even though using artificial heat may seem like a good idea, it is better to avoid it as using appliances like iron can cause it to fade or stain. A stained carpet or rug will ruin your interior decor idea. To ensure that the carpet or rug does not fade unevenly, you should keep rotating it periodically while drying the carpet under the sun.
The aforementioned points are a few ways that will help you to clean a carpet or rug. These are simple and easy ways to ensure that you do not require professional help while cleaning it during your home renovation. However, if do not feel confident to perform the task, consider calling a professional so that you do not end up ruining the carpet or rug.