What You Need to Know About Washing a Rug

If we look at most of the houses in the Europe or Asia, many of these houses have rugs to support the interior of their home furnishings.

And it is lovely if the furniture in our house is combined with a rug that matches the color and pattern; of course, it will add to the aesthetic value of the interior of the house.

But if the rug is dirty, of course, it will make the interior of the house look dull instead of making the interior of the house beautiful.

The rug needs to be cleaned (regularly) so that it is always in clean condition; indeed, we can only use a vacuum cleaner to clean the rug.

But in some conditions, sometimes it is not enough to clean the rug using a vacuum cleaner only; maybe we need to wash it as a whole using a washing machine.

And in this article, we specifically discuss how to wash a rug using a washing machine, and if you are a laundry business owner who receives services to clean these rugs, this article will be beneficial for you.

But before you receive a rug from your customer for you to wash, you should first check the rug; sometimes, you may find parts of the rug with webbing that have been damaged or brittle.

Especially often found on the edge of the rug. If you find this, you should tell your customer in advance so that the owner knows the condition of the rug and doesn’t blame you later.

The following are the proper steps for washing rugs in a washing machine:


Preparation Stage

After you have checked the overall condition of the rug and allow it to be washed in a washing machine, then you can start by vacuuming the remaining dust first using a vacuum cleaner.

Washing Stage

Waching Machine Big

After the dust is cleaned, you can immediately carry out the washing process like you wash clothes using a washing machine, but of course, you need a special washing machine with a large capacity so that the rug can be washed optimally.

You can take it to a special laundry for those of you who don’t have it, or you can use a special rug washing machine, as below:

Rugs cleaning machine

You should also add a fabric softener at this point. And when squeezing this rug, do not squeeze too hard because it can risk damaging the matting of the rug.

Drying Stage

At this stage, you should dry it in a place that is sufficient for drying the rug, especially on a huge rug. And make sure not to be exposed to direct sunlight so that the rug hair doesn’t become rough.

And also, make sure there is enough air circulation in your drying area. This is so that the rug does not smell musty when dried in the sun.

The Final Stage

After the rug is completely dry, you can sprinkle baking soda on the rug, then leave it for a while and clean the baking soda using a vacuum cleaner; this aims to remove the musty smell that may appear after washing and help absorb moisture from the rug.

After that, trim the rug hairs by gently brushing them and then spraying the fragrance. The rug is ready to be returned to the owner, don’t forget to wrap it in plastic wrap to avoid dirt.

That’s the information we can share with you about how to wash rugs for your laundry business so you can do it right, and your laundry business will always have a good name.

Hopefully, this article was helpful for all of you.

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