To clean a rug, tend to all spills and pet stains as soon as possible. Wash the rug in a washing machine unless the tag states otherwise.
- Remove solid matter
Use a paper towel to remove any solid matter spilled or deposited on the rug, and dispose of it.
- Blot spills and stains
With a towel or paper towels, blot up as much of the spill or stain as possible. Blot until the stain no longer transfers to the towel or paper towel.
- Rinse the blotted area
Rinse the area with warm water, and absorb the water with a towel or paper towel.
- Mix a cleaning solution
Mix 2 to 3 drops of clear liquid dish soap with a cup of warm water.
- Apply solution to spills and stains
Soak a paper towel or a portion of a towel in the solution, and apply to the stained area.
- Blot the area again
Blot the area again, and continue until there is no transfer to the towel or paper towel.
- Rinse the area again
Using warm water, rinse the area again, and blot until dry.
- Wash in a washing machine
Unless the tag states "dry-clean only," wash the rug in a washing machine using cold water and laundry detergent.
- Air dry the rug
After the washing cycle is complete, air dry the rug. Never use heat.