After The Spill: Avoid These Common Rug Cleaning Mistakes


You might have an absolutely beautiful rug that a spill has recently stained. It could be red wine, a pet accident, or you might have spilled your dinner on the floor. Unfortunately, many homeowners make common mistakes when spilling something on their rugs, worsening the problem. Here are some of the most frequent errors and how to avoid them. 

Staining Your Rug

Staining agents cause a rug to become stained because they contain substances that can penetrate the rug's fibers and alter its color. These substances can include dyes, pigments, and chemicals that react with the rug's fibers to cause discoloration. When a staining agent comes into contact with a rug, it can be absorbed by the fibers and become trapped within the weave, making it difficult to remove. 

Rubbing the Spill

When you spill something on your rug, your first instinct might be to grab a cloth and rub the stain away. However, this can damage the rug fibers and further spread the stain. Instead, you should blot the spill gently with a clean, white cloth working from the outside in. This will absorb as much liquid as possible without harming the rug.

Overwetting the Rug

This can cause the rug to shrink, fade, bleed, or develop mold and mildew. You should only use a small amount of water or cleaner and test it on an inconspicuous area first. You should also dry the rug quickly using fans, dehumidifiers, or professional equipment.

Using the Wrong Cleaner

Not all rugs are made of the same material, and not all cleaners are suitable for all types of rugs. Some cleaners can be too harsh or acidic, damaging the rug fibers or colors. Before applying any product, you should always check the cleaner's label and the rug's care instructions. Avoid using bleach, ammonia, vinegar, or other products that can harm your rug.

Saving Your Rug

If you have made any of these mistakes or if your rug is stained, dirty, or damaged beyond your ability to clean it, you should hire a professional cleaning service to restore it. They will have the expertise, equipment, and products to handle any rug and stain. They will also be able to advise you on how to prevent future spills and how to maintain your rug correctly.

Save time, money, and hassle, and ensure your rug looks as good as new. Rugs are a valuable investment that can enhance your home for years. You can protect your rug by avoiding these common rug cleaning mistakes and hiring a professional rug cleaning service.


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