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Spread it and forget it? No, take care of your rugs in these simple steps

Carpets and rugs need your love. Handle them with care. We tell you how.

more lifestyle Updated: Jun 29, 2016 09:58 IST
Carpets and rugs need your love. Handle them with care. We tell you how.(Shutterstock)

Carpets and rugs can instantly make any house look livelier and therefore it is necessary to take good care of them. Clean off the stains, keep moisture away from them and store them well to keep your rugs clean and long-lasting, says an expert.

Mithilesh Kumar, technical expert and President of Obeetee, handmade rug making company, shares how:


Vacuum your rugs regularly to keep it clean. (Shutterstock)

Regular vacuuming helps keep the carpet clean. Loop carpets are more delicate and should be vacuumed without brush. Do not pull if some loose threads come over the surface, cut with scissors.

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Cleaning stains

Don’t fuss over spilled milk, find out ways to clean the stains. (Shutterstock)

In case of drop or spillage, absorb immediately with a blotting paper. Press the spot from the sides for maximum removal and minimum absorption in pile. Clean remaining spots, if any, using solvent or spirit. On tough spots, try white vinegar with water equally.


It’s not everyone’s talent to wash a carpet. Call up the professionals. (Shutterstock)

Do not try washing at home. Contact the professional for the same.

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Roll, roll, roll the carpet before you store it. (Shutterstock)

Store in dry and well ventilated area. Do not fold your rug; keep it rolled with a few pouches of silica gel to absorb any residual moisture.

First Published: Jun 29, 2016 09:54 IST