How do I clean my area rug?
For small rugs you can easily pick up, you can literally shake them out, ideally some place outside where the dirt won’t get trapped back in the rug fibers or inside your home. For a larger rug, hanging it over a balcony, clothesline, chair backs, or a similar item and beating it with a rug beater or broom achieves the same goal.
Vacuuming at least once a week – or more often, if at all possible – is an easy, effective cleaning method for area rugs. Vacuuming the underside, as well as vacuuming or sweeping the floor beneath the rug, removes dirt settled into the rug pad or ground beneath it.
Stain removal works best when you clean the spot as soon as possible. Do this by using a clean cloth or paper towels to dab or blot the spot and pull up as much liquid as possible. Following directions for your cleaner, dab or blot the stain from the outside in with a new cloth. Once it’s clean, rinse out the rest of the cleaner with clean water, leaving as little excess water as you can.