How To Wash A Rug: Getting Pet Smells And Stains Out Of Rugs

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If you’re a pet owner, you know the struggle of keeping your home smelling fresh and clean. From hairballs to urine stains, keeping your rugs fresh is important for both your health and the health of your pets. If you have pets that shed or have an area rug in the centre of their activity area, this article will help you get those stubborn odours out of the rug, so you don’t have to keep looking up ‘rugs Brisbane’ to buy new ones.

Pre-treat your rug with a DIY vinegar and baking soda paste

A good place to start is with homemade vinegar and baking soda paste. Make sure that you mix equal parts of the two ingredients, then apply them to the stain with a sponge or cloth. Let it sit for a few hours before washing as normal. Also, make sure to check your manufacturer’s cleaning instructions to make sure they don’t specifically advise against using vinegar and baking soda on your rug.

Use a store-bought cleaner for pet stains

If you have a particularly stubborn stain, or if it does not come out after several cleanings, you should consider using a store-bought cleaner for pet stains. Be sure to follow the instructions on the bottle and test a small area of your rug before applying any cleaner (or any other product) to see how it affects your rug.

Use white vinegar to remove odours

White vinegar is a good deodorizer and can be used to help remove pet-related stains. To clean your rug, simply mix one cup of white vinegar with two gallons of water in a spray bottle. You can also add the white vinegar directly to the washing machine when you’re ready to wash the rug.

We hope this guide has given you some great tips for keeping your rugs clean. Remember that sometimes stains and dirt can be too deeply embedded in rugs for them to be cleaned out or restored to their former glory. If you’d rather get a new rug than waste time cleaning your old rug that’s too dirty for cleaning, shop at Miss Amara! Our extensive selection will surely not disappoint you!