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4 Easy Tips For Keeping Small Cotton Rugs Fresh Between Professional Cleanings
July 7, 2021
Cotton area rugs feel lovely underfoot but they are particularly stealthy at gathering dirt, and this debris can actually damage the structure of the rug over time. Follow our simple steps to keeping all your synthetic, cotton, wool, small, large and installed carpets and rugs at the best between professional cleanings.
In this article, we’ll show you how to clean small, cotton area rugs.
1 Wash colorfast rugs by hand in the kitchen sink with a mild detergent, using a sponge or soft brush.
2 Rinse thoroughly with water mixed with a small amount of white vinegar to remove any remaining residue. The vinegar also serves to naturally and gently sanitize.
3 Roll the rug inside a thick towel to wick away moisture, then stand on it remove as much liquid as you can.
4 Hang the rug (outside, if possible) so it dries as quickly as possible, thus avoiding nasty stale water smells.
3 Easy Steps To Maintain Large Area Rugs Between Cleanings
June 16, 2021
If you knew what horrors we at BCS have seen and how many pounds (eek!) of dirt and grime were lurking in your carpets, you might think before walking around barefoot. Wool rugs are particularly masterful at hiding dirt, and this debris can actually damage the structure of the rug over time. Follow our simple steps to keeping all your synthetic, cotton, wool, small, large and installed carpets and rugs at the best between professional cleanings.
In this article, we’ll show you how to clean larger area rugs.
1 You probably saw this coming, but the simple answer is firstly to hire a pro for a proper deep clean every few years. Larger rugs are by nature harder to clean thoroughly with home tools and products than smaller rugs, simply because they don’t fit in the sink or washing machine (duh), and even if they did, their size makes them difficult to place somewhere they can dry thoroughly and quickly. For this reason, spot-cleaning is the way to go in-between professional cleanings.
2 In between make sure to vacuum regularly and handle any spills as quickly as possible. If the dyes in your rug are colorfast, you can dampen the area with a clean sponge dipped in seltzer water, using as little liquid as possible. Blot with a white cotton cloth to prevent any color transference, then sandwich the stain between two towels and stand on top of the sandwich briefly to absorb as much moisture as possible.
3 If the dyes are NOT colorfast, use a mixture of four parts cold water and one part white vinegar to repeat the above process, or sprinkle cornstarch on top and vacuum after 24 hours. If you’re not confident of a good outcome with either of the above methods, call the professionals at BCS to make sure your rug is taken care of properly.
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