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How To Deal With Stains In Your Delicate Rug

Posted on September 21, 2022

It can be devastating when you look down at the delicate and beautiful rug in your Riverside home and realize you’ve spilled something all over it. You can’t just clean these precious objects the same way you’d clean your average carpet, so you might be at a loss as to what to do. Fortunately, there are things you can try to get your Riverside home looking nice again.

1. Dabbing And Vacuuming

The first thing you do is try dabbing as much of the stain as you can. Do not scrub. Use a safe, clean cloth and be very careful. Use a knife to delicately remove any solids in the stain. And afterward, use a cheap, low-strength vacuum to suck everything up.

2. Cold Water And Soap

Make sure your Riverside home’s carpet dyes won’t run when wet and then combine cold water with a mild soap. You can use dishwashing liquid or dish detergent for this. Use a sponge or cloth to lightly and carefully dab the stain, much like the last step.

3. Club Soda

If you have club soda lying around, it can help remove stains while being relatively low-strength. You may want to combine this club soda with one of your mild soaps if you believe your rug can handle it, and the club soda alone isn’t doing much.

4. Salt

Believe it or not, salt can sometimes be an effective cleaner. You can let the salt on its own sit on the stain, or you can carefully dab the stain with cold water first before applying salt. Afterward, use your low-strength vacuum to clean everything up.

5. Talcum Powder

Talcum powder may be able to absorb some of the stains on your rug. All you have to do is let it sit for a while. After half an hour (or a few hours, in the case of nasty grease stains), use your low-strength cheap vacuum to suck everything up and check if the mess remains.

6. Baking Soda

Baking soda works a lot like talcum powder. Pour it on your stain and let it sit for half an hour. When the baking soda has dried and absorbed as much as it can, use your low-strength vacuum to clean up whatever is left.

7. Vinegar

We’re starting to get into the territory of stronger cleaners, so you need to be very careful with these. Test diluted vinegar on a small part of your rug to check if it causes any damage. If not, you can mix it with warm water and carefully apply it to your rug’s stain.

8. Mild Carpet Cleaner

This is your riskiest option. Always do plenty of research before using any carpet cleaner, and always test on inconspicuous spots. Be careful applying and cleaning with the carpet cleaner, and don’t be too rough on your delicate rug.

9. Professional Rug Cleaner

If all else has failed or you’re too nervous to try these cleaning techniques, you could always hire a Riverside professional. A professional rug cleaner will take your rug to a specialized Riverside rug cleaning facility. There it can be looked at by people that know how to clean without causing any damage. This is easily the safest option if you want to be careful.

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