How to Clean a White Area Rug?

How to Clean a White Area Rug?

Do you own a gorgeous white carpet in your house? White rugs represent luxury and class, but they are a little bit more demanding to maintain their perfect appearance. This article will discuss the best way to properly clean white carpet without a machine.

How to Clean a White Rug by Hand

Spills and stains are always imminent but if properly handled you can preserve your white carpet timelessly. Below are steps to cleaning white carpet. Gather your cleaning materials and lets’ start!

Step 1: Immediate Action  

It’s necessary to act fast in case of an accident. Use a clean, white cloth (possibly paper towels) to blot the spill, trying to soak up as much stain as possible. Do not rub as it will drive the stain into fibers.

Step 2: Prepare a Gentle Cleaning Solution

Mix a spoonful of detergent in warm water for regular cleaning. It would be good to avoid any products containing bleach or harsh chemicals that may affect the fibers.

Step 3: Test in an Inconspicuous Area

Ensure you test the solution first in a concealed part of the white carpet to make sure it does not stain and damage the carpet when you apply it to the dirty spot.

Step 4: Apply the Solution

Blot the stained portion with a cleaning solution by using cloth or sponge gently. Work around the edge of the spot to push it back into itself and not let it spread. Keep blotting until the stain begins to come off.

Step 5: Rinse and Blot

Once the stain has faded, wash it away with clear water and dab at the spot with your towel until all traces are removed. Ensure that you are very diligent at this stage so as to avoid any accumulation of soap or cleaning materials here.

Step 6: Allow to Dry

After you are happy with the outcome, leave your clean white rug hanging to dry. Do not put the rug in a washing machine or use hot water; otherwise, you might set the stain or ruin the rug.

    Check for Manufacture Instructions

    Be sure to check whether the carpet manufacturer has attached a slip on the rug containing white carpet cleaning instructions. In addition, ensure you deep clean white rugs at least every six months. Ready to explore our range of exquisite white area rugs? Check out our website for the perfect addition to your home décor today!

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