The most efficient and easiest method of maintaining your vintage carpets or rugs available in your home is through a rental carpet cleaner.
An amazing aspect of having elegant vintage rugs in your living space is that they can easily conceal all the wear caused by your pets and kids. This could also be a drawback since the dirt, stains, and wear are concealed and could be there even before they were purchased. This implies that they must be gotten rid of before bringing it into your living space.
The rental carpet cleaner available at supermarkets around Auckland can refurbish your vintage rug in less than an hour.
Method of cleaning a rug using a carpet cleaner
· carpet cleaning products like shampoo and stain treatment
· Rug Doctor Rug Cleaner
· Pot or Big Bowl
· Big Tarp
· Stir Stick
· Extension Cord (Optional).
First step: Collect the rug cleaner
Buy the rug steam cleaning solution, stain removal chemical, and rent the rug cleaner from the tool rental centre available in supermarkets around Auckland.
The required solution is between 70 – 1400 sq meters, so one bottle of the solution should be sufficient for even the excess aspect of the Persian rug.
Don’t forget to pick up a large tarp at the store as you might want the size of the tarp to be bigger than the rug.
Second step: Prepare the rug for cleaning
Set out the tarp outside as it is important to avoid cleaning the different types of rug inside, especially for those with wooden floors to prevent damaging the finish. Ensure that the tarp is clean enough before spreading the rug even if it is not a new one. But for those cleaning installed carpet, it is not usually compulsory to take the carpet outside.
Centre the rug on the tarp. Ensure that it is closer to a power outlet or have an extension cord to power the carpet cleaner.
Third step: pour the water and solution into the rug cleaner
The rug cleaner can hold up to two gallons of water but a half cup of the solution is required for the two gallons. Add the two gallons of hot water into the big bow or pot and measure half the cup of the cleaning solution into the water before mixing properly.
After the solution has been properly mixed, pour the mixed solution into the blue tank found underneath after removing the white tank on the carpet cleaner.
Fourth step: Professionally Clean The Rug
The next step is to clean the rug after the tank has been filled.
Begin the hot water extraction on one corner of the rug and change sides. Gradually walk the rug cleaner in a straight line on each side of the rug. Dust mites will be killed in the process. Ensure that your shoes are clean and free from dirt to prevent stains on already cleaned areas.
Begin in a new area of the rug once you reached the end of the rug. Run the cleaner across the line you finished recently. This will reveal the wet areas from the previous line. This will enable you to clean the rug without stress.
Continue this process until the entire rug is clean. There is every chance the water won’t be sufficient for larger rugs. For an 8 by 10 rug, the gallon of water got exhausted halfway through the cleaning. Target clean carpets stains if needed.
When cleaning, monitor the clear dome at the top of the white tank and you’ll discover that water is being absorbed and cycled. Refill the tank once water is no longer absorbed.
Now, remove the white container and the dirty water by flushing through the toilet instead of the yard due to the chemicals
Begin another cleaning after the tank is refilled. Once the entire rug has been cleaned, run through the rug in the opposite direction and make sure you clean every spot.
Empty the blue tank after completing the cleaning process. Now, run over the cleaner once again on the rug to absorb most of the cleaning solution and water inside the rug.
It might be quite difficult to identify if your rug is clean based on its color since elegant, vintage rugs don’t usually appear different after the cleaning process but the colour of the cleaning solution tells it all as it appears very dirty.
Fifth Step: Dry the rug outside drying the rug
It might take a couple of days, particularly the thick ones made from wool. Bringing the rug into the house while it is still wet can be damaging to your floors. The rug can also be put in the basement to avoid exposure to the sun.
The rug should become very dry after two days, then you can bring it inside. You should be able to walk on the rug in less than a day or at night. This is the method of using a rental carpet cleaner and the effort would be worth it.
A clean rug will enable your baby to have a clean place to crawl and play on. And now you can do your own professional carpet cleaning in Auckland. Also, use the same cleaning solutions from a commercial carpet cleaning company.