Thursday, 1 September 2011

How to Clean a Shag Pile Carpet

Shag pile carpets are suitable for any area of a home, as they add charm and whimsy to the room where they've been installed. However, dirt can quickly make its way deep into the carpet, becoming unnoticeable for the eye because of the long shag pile that these carpets have. Therefore, it is important to clean your shag pile rug regularly in order to get all of the hidden grime out of it.

  1. Bring the shag carpet outdoor if it is a small one, and shake it off to get rid of loose dirt and dust. If the carpet is too large to handle, skip this step and proceed to the next one.
  2. Cover the carpet with baking soda, and rub the baking soda into the carpet fibers using a broom. Apply a small pressure downward the carpet while brooming, so the baking soda can reach the embedded dirt.
  3. Rest for 15 minutes while the baking soda breaks down the dirt's bonds with the carpet fibers, then vacuum it up. Vacuum in all directions of the carpet's surface, as this will thoroughly clean the carpet and will restore its fluffy pile, according to many carpet cleaning professionals. Remember to avoid vacuuming any stitched carpet bordering as this can tear apart the stitching.
Reduce the amount of wear your shag carpet receives by changing its directions from time to time, and moving the furniture as well. If your carpet is heavily stained, you can always rely on a professional cleaning services provider to make it look new again.


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