How to Clean Dhurrie Rugs
Dhurrie rugs are traditionally used in India. These are thick flat woven rugs that protect the floor and add glamour to any household. Dhurrie can also be used as a table cloth. Dhurrie area rugs do not harbor as much stain and dirt as compared to longer haired rugs. However, occasional cleaning is still important to lift food crumbs and dirt particles. Cleaning dhurrie rugs at home is fairly simple as long as you know the right cleaning process.
The things that you will need are vacuum cleaner, mild liquid soap, cold water, empty bottle spray, soft bristle brush and paper towel.
Here are the important steps in cleaning dhurrie rugs:
- For easy clean ups, vacuum your dhurrie rug at least once a week to eliminate crumbs and dust. Vacuum cleaning can maintain the appealing structure of your rug.
- Brush the area with a soft bristle brush to remove dirt residue and vacuum the area again to suck lifted residue.
- Blot the soiled area with a clean paper towel. Avoid rubbing the area as it can scatter the dirt. Pay particular attention to dried stain.
- Moisten your paper towel with cold water. Continue the blotting process using a clean paper towel until you eliminate entire dirt particles and stain.
- Get an empty bottle spray and pour in cold water and mild liquid soap. Shake the solution properly.
- Spray your soapy solution onto inconspicuous surface of the dhurrie rug to test if it discolors your rug. Blot the soiled area with a clean damp cloth moistened with enough amount of cold water. Repeat the same process if your mild cleaning agent does not discolor your dhurrie rug.
- Inspect the surface of the rug by lifting it up and checking the affected area which has accumulated dried stain.
- Allow your dhurrie rug to completely dry. You can also turn on your fan or open your doors and window to facilitate dryness.
- After cleaning your area rug, proceed on cleaning the floorings using your regular floor cleaning routine.
Avoid using bleach or hard cleaning agent in removing stain and dirt particles as this can permanently damage your rug and may also cause discoloration. You can also use a mixture of white vinegar and cold water in removing rug stain. Avoid using ammonia based solution as this can be very harmful once inhaled.
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