16th August 2018


How much does it cost to clean an area rug?

The most common way to charge for rug cleaning is by size. The average cleaning cost is $2-$5 per square foot, which means a standard 8'x10' rug would cost $160-$400 to clean. The higher cost processes typically include a decontamination bath.

Also question is, can you wash an area rug in a washing machine?

If your rug is made of cotton or synthetic fibers, you can throw it in the washing machine along with bath towels. Wash in cold water on the gentle cycle, and don't clean them too often: The rubber backing can't withstand weekly trips to the laundry room.

How do you clean an area rug?

  1. Prepare the Rug. First, thoroughly vacuum the rug on both sides to remove any loose dirt.
  2. Test for Colorfastness. You have two options.
  3. Wash. Using a sponge or brush, work a lather of shampoo or detergent deep into the rug.
  4. Rinse.
  5. Remove Excess Water.
  6. Dry.
  7. Loosen Fibers.

Can you use a steam cleaner on an area rug?

Steam cleaning cleans spots on upholstery and carpet that you cannot remove through dry cleaning with a vacuum alone. If you have large area rugs in your home that do not fit in the washing machine, or that you should not machine wash, use the steam cleaning process to clean the rugs.
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