Singapore Carpet Cleaning

Singapore Carpet Cleaning

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

8 Interesting Carpet Cleaning Hacks You Should Know

8 Interesting Carpet Cleaning Hacks That You Should Know


* Disclaimer: Use these hacks at your own risk, Art of Cleaning Pte Ltd will not be responsible for any damages on your carpet or rugs. Feel free to seek cleaning help from the professionals @ 67881788.

Carpets can either make or break the over-all appearance and look of your home.
A dirty, torn carpet reveals that the homeowners have not been taking care of them over the years.

On the other hand, a clean and beautiful carpet evokes a warm welcome to all those entering the house. Fresh-smelling, soft and fluffy carpets make a grand statement that the health and hygiene of those living in the home are always the top priority.

Cleaning carpets at home seems like a very tedious task but people with busy lifestyles and hectic schedules will be happy to know that there are 8 carpet cleaning hacks anyone can use.
With just a few easy steps and a bit of elbow grease, it is now possible to keep your carpets looking as good as new and as spotless as the day you bought them from the store.

Regular Vacuuming

Because carpets suffer through the wear and tear of constant foot traffic, dirt, soil and mud can easily collect between the fibres over time. 

Before you know it, a light-coloured carpet already looks dreary and full of grime. 

It is always a great idea to vacuum the carpets in your home at least once a week. 

Focus more on the areas where people often step on or sit on as well as the corners where tiny particles of dust can become dust balls and pools of dirt. 

Some vacuum cleaners even have attachments that can beat dust off carpets and rugs so it is easier for the machine to suck out all the particles. 

A weekly schedule of vacuuming your carpets will reduce the chances of allergens and pollutants from accumulating and causing your family members to suffer from allergic reactions such as hay fever and asthma attacks.


Fluffy Carpets Hack

If you have coffee tables or heavy furniture pieces that weigh down your carpets, you may notice that the weighed-down parts of your carpets are not as fluffy as when they were brand new. 

Carpets that are often walked-on will eventually lose their signature fluffy look. 

You may be surprised to know that ice cubes can be used to spruce up the dented areas of a carpet. 

Put some ice cubes on the flattened parts and allow to dissolve.
Once the ice cubes have dissolved, gently blot the area with a soft and clean towel.

It is best to air-dry the affected areas and run a vacuum on the fibres to separate the hardened sections.


Smell Eliminators

Pets love to sleep on carpets and some fur-babies can sleep for 10 to 12 hours a day.

It is often unavoidable to have your pets’ smell stick to the carpets.

Mix borax powder, baking soda and a few drops of carpet-safe essential oils and sprinkle that eco-friendly mixture to your carpets.

Let it sink in for a few minutes and vacuum it as per normal.
If possible, always air-out the carpets that are used frequently by your pets.

A very warm day is the best time to clean a carpet as the heat from the sun will not just kill off some bacteria but will also remove bad pet odours from your carpets.
These odours can easily affect other parts of the house if your home is not well-ventilated.



Lint Rollers and a Squeegee

Just as mentioned above, pets will play and nap on your carpets throughout the day and every pet-owner knows that some pets just shed hair all the time. 

When you have pets with lots of fur and carpets with materials that easily stick to carpet fibres, you need to keep some stocks of lint rollers.

They are easy to use and can get rid of the majority of fur that your pets have shed off.
A humble housewife in Europe has discovered that a cheap Squeegee is not just for cleaning glass surfaces and windows in her house, but it was surprisingly able to clean her carpet as well.

She was able to remove cat fur and tons of dust that have been embedded inside the carpet.


Hot Iron

This hack is not just great for using a hot iron after it has been used for pressing clothes, but it can also be used for removing stains such as candle wax and nail polish.
Spray some vinegar and water to the stained area, cover that with a piece of cloth and over that material, put the hot iron.

Wait until the heated vinegar mixture can dissolve the stain.

The heat from the iron will transfer the stain from the carpet to the cloth so make sure you use a cleaning cloth or an old piece of clothing that you want to make use of.

Home-made, Environmentally Friendly Carpet Shampoo

For those who are concerned about using harmful commercially produced carpet cleansers, you can make your own at home by mixing the below common household items:

1. One gallon of hot water: distilled is best as tap water contains chlorine that is not suitable for some carpets

2. Few drops of essential oil

3. 2/3 cup of Hydrogen Peroxide

4. Half cup of distilled or natural white vinegar

5. 2 tablespoons of organic or plant-based soap

You now have your own eco-friendly carpet shampoo that you can use to clean your carpets but only if they are safe to be laundered or safe for water-washes.


Effective Stain Removers 

Do you know that people have made use of rubbing alcohol, hair sprays and after-shave creams to remove difficult to remove stains from lipstick, pen markers and nail polish spills?

The trick is to use these items on a small area of your carpet first to test if the colour will run.

Never rub vigorously and use a microfibre cloth to dab on the stain until it transfers to the cloth.

Use Area Rugs and Runners

The last hack make seem like a redundant process but homeowners have long relied on this.

To really protect your carpets from heavy traffic such as in entry ways and stairs, it is best to use runners and area rugs to cover these spots. 

This method will actually save you more money in the long run as heavy and constant traffic on carpets will eventually cause major damage that cleaning hacks may not be able to fully solve. 

* Disclaimer: Use these hacks at your own risk, Art of Cleaning Pte Ltd will not be responsible for any damages on your carpet or rugs. Feel free to seek cleaning help from the professionals @ 67881788.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Why engage us for post tenancy cleaning?

The challenges involved in moving out of a house or moving into a new place is already a very stressful situation for anyone. 

With busy work and family schedules, there is a way for you to not worry about post tenancy cleaning.

Art of Cleaning is here for you and for your family when you need to make sure that your former place is as spic and span as the day you moved in.

All of us agree that getting your leasing deposit back in full is important but it will only happen if your post tenancy cleaning is done by a team of professional and experienced cleaners.

With that said, leave the dirty work to us.

With Art of Cleaning, you are assured of great results that can only come from an 
effective, detailed and thorough cleaning system.

So why engage us as your post-tenancy cleaning service provider?


Timely Response to All Enquiries

Once you have found our contact information and put in your cleaning requirements, we will surely respond in a timely manner.

Not only are we going to send to you all the information that you need, but you will get friendly follow-up calls and messages to check if there you have received our quotations.

Our sales and customer service teams are made-up of experts who will answer all your questions in a friendly and professional manner.

Do you have additional services that you need to add?

No problem! Art of Cleaning will work with you to customize your post-tenancy cleaning package that will be fairly priced but includes a comprehensive job scope.


Automated, Efficient, and Clear Booking System

We have invested in the best CRM software so that your appointment is securely logged in an organized and transparent system.

You will get notices via email and SMS messages once your booking schedule is finalized.

We send out our invoices to you automatically once service is completed so you can easily check the necessary details.

For your future bookings, we can easily check if your address remains the same and if you still want the same items to be cleaned.

All in all, we make it a seamless experience for both of first-time customers and loyal clients.

In that aspect, we have an impressive portfolio of loyal clients from the residential sector and commercial or corporate industries.

Our customers range from F&B establishments, supermarkets, and healthcare centres.

We do not believe in over-complicating our booking system so all our customers are assured that every time we have a cleaning service with them, our Operations Team will show up with the right equipment and products to be used.

For post-tenancy cleaning, we will send a detailed job scope together with the quote, of how Art of Cleaning will aim to accomplish the cleaning process for every room in the property.


A Team of Cleaning Experts and Specialists

When we show up to your location, rest assured that all our cleaning technicians are properly trained on how to use top-of-the line cleaning machines and cleaning solutions.

We are an NEA licensed and certified company that only employs honest, reliable and hard-working individuals.

We have hundreds of positive reviews in our website to prove this.

However, we are never complacent so all jobs; from small cleaning tasks to big projects, all of them are always given the same level of service and standards. 

We are one of the trusted carpet cleaners in Singapore.

Our technicians are always ready to answer any question you may have about how we will help you clean your carpet.

Our repeat customers trust us that they also engage our services to clean not just their carpets but also their curtains, sofas, mattresses, chairs, and other upholstered furniture pieces.

Art of Cleaning has completed hundreds of post-tenancy house cleaning projects and we have worked closely with both tenants and agents to ensure that each job is executed and completed successfully.


Safe, Environmentally friendly Cleaning Solutions and Processes

If you choose Art of Cleaning, you are choosing a company that takes care of both its customers’ and employees’ well-being and safety.

Our Operations Team always uses the correct cleaning equipment and protective gear.

We use green cleaning solutions that do not leave harmful residue nor release toxic fumes that could harm you and your loved ones.

If required, you can inform us ahead of time to not use any alcohol-based cleaning products and disinfectants.

Do you have pets and young children who have done major damage to the fixtures, walls and flooring of your home?

We will use highly effective but earth-friendly products to treat stains and odours to the best that we can without damaging carpets and floor materials.

Art of Cleaning can also help you with additional services like deep-cleaning and degreasing of ovens, stovetops, and cooking hobs; all for reasonable prices.

From small apartments to sprawling multi-level mansions and office buildings, Art of Cleaning is your trusted partner of choice when it comes to professional, reliable, and trust-worthy post-tenancy cleaning services.

Contact us at, for a quote right now!

Call 67881788 or whatsapp 87881788 / 98860178!

Friday, March 5, 2021

How to clean a fabric sofa?


Being the center of family gatherings in most living rooms, fabric sofas should be properly taken cared of as they can easily be damaged from the constant use.

Imagine how much a fabric sofa endures during the festive seasons and school holiday periods when loved ones gather and sit on the sofa throughout the day.

It is therefore inevitable that sometimes your fabric sofa will have stains from food and drinks, sweat, make-up, and even from ink pens and markers.

While it is obvious that fabric sofas need to be regularly cleaned, it is often ignored and sometimes dismissed as an inconvenient chore.

Having children and pets is also a reason why sofas need special attention and care especially when it comes to cleaning procedures.

Fabric sofas provide comfort to you and to your loved ones but they can also harbour hard-to-spot mildew, mould growth, allergens and viruses that cause serious diseases for young children and the elderly.

With a mountain of reasons why stains can happen and how they can affect your fabric sofas, what does a homeowner need to know about how to properly clean a stained fabric sofa?

The very first thing to remember before cleaning a stained sofa is to read the cleaning tags or the manufacturer’s booklets that come with the purchase and warranty information for fabric sofas.

These contain vital information on the kind of materials that make up your fabric sofa and more importantly, what kind of cleaning agents are safe to use with those materials and fabrics.


W – Water; this means that water and water-based cleaning agents can be used to clean the fabric sofa

S - Solvent-based Cleansers; Water should never be used to clean the sofa and only solvent-base cleansers such as alcohol-based liquids are allowed.

WS – Both of the above can be used on the material.

X – No cleaning agents can be used on the fabric sofa and generally only vacuum cleaning is okay.

However, when in doubt, it is always safe to do a spot test.

Using your choice of cleaning product, dab gently using a soft and clean cloth with a small amount of the cleaning agent to an inconspicuous spot to see if any colour fading will result. In addition, when a stain happens, attend to it as soon as it happens as some fabric sofas’ fibres absorb liquids in such a way that once a stain dries up, it is nearly impossible to remove it.

Below is a list of the most common kinds of stains that can befall your fabric sofa and how to deal with them. Think of it as a first aid kit and inside are tips and tricks on how to deal with a stained fabric sofa.



Tea and Coffee

Who does not love to drink a hot cup of tea or coffee while lounging in a soft fabric sofa? Almost everyone who has had tea and coffee spilled on their clothes know that the stain can easily spread and soak the linings inside the cloth.

But unlike a shirt, one cannot easily bring a fabric sofa to a dry cleaner. Baking soda can be used to clean stains from tea and coffee spills.

Sprinkle some of the powder on the stained area and wait for a few minutes. Rinse out the baking powder with a damp clean cloth and use a soft bristle brush with a small amount of liquid detergent to gently scrub away the stain.

Rinse out the stain again and make sure to not touch the area with your bare hands. Baking soda and soap creates a fizzy reaction so use gloves if you use this process.


Sweat and Other Bodily Fluids

Napping on a fabric sofa is inevitable for many people but sweat contains salt and body toxins that could form yellow to blackish mould spots on a fabric sofa.

Having dogs and cats who are not house-trained can cause unpleasant and visible stains plus unpleasant odours to permeate into a fabric sofa.

Spot clean the sofa with an enzymatic stain remover after blotting the wet areas with paper towels.

It may be tempting to use bleach to clean sweat and other fluids from a fabric sofa but refrain from doing so as that can fade the colour and affect the pattern of the material.


Mud and Grass

Families with kids who love to play outdoors can wreak serious havoc to a beautiful fabric sofa.

Mud and grass stains can stick to clothes and easily transfer to a fabric sofa before anyone can notice.

When it comes to mud and grass stains, patience is the key. Wait for mud stains to dry out and with the use of a plastic spoon or knife, scrap off the dry bits of mud carefully without creating tears.

With a solution of equal parts vinegar and distilled water inside a spray bottle, be careful when you saturate the stain.

The vinegar will help in dissolving the mud and grass stains so there is no need to vigorously scrub the stain away. Remember to perform a spot test before using vinegar on a fabric sofa.


Grease from Oily Food

Everyone enjoys eating their favourite comfort while relaxing on a sofa at the end of the day. Most comfort food items are greasy and oil spills from pizzas, sauces, dips, and chips can stain a fabric sofa that sometimes it makes you think it would be nearly impossible to remove them.

First, grab a soft toothbrush or bristle brush and a small amount of gentle dishwashing soap or grease remover.

Then with small circular strokes, try to scrub the area for a few minutes until you see that the oil has been broken down.

Do not rush or the dishwashing liquid can seep into the material of the fabric sofa and may cause a water mark.

Clean off the affected area with a dampened cleaning cloth. This tip also works for stains from make-up products as most cosmetic items contain oils. 


Ballpoint Pen Inks and Markers

Carelessness cannot be avoided and sometimes, ballpoint pens and permanent markers can be left uncovered and they create highly visible stains on a fabric sofa.

If the stains are not that massive in size, rubbing alcohol is known to remove ink stains. Using a sponge or white cloth and 70% isopropyl alcohol, blot the area until you see that the stain transfers.

Hair spray is also known to be able to remove some forms of ink stains but use paper towels if you use hair spray.

Stains from permanent markers can be a real nightmare for homeowners as the word permanent evokes thoughts that the stain will be there forever.

It is best to act as fast as you can when a permanent marker stains your fabric sofa. Get the affected area damp first and spray a non-oil-based hair spray on the stained spot.

Blot with a paper towel until you see the colour transfer from the material to the paper towel. If your fabric sofa has a cover, remove the sofa cover and do this process on a flat surface so that the inner layers and linings of your sofa will not be stained as well.

There are people who claim that a bowl of milk will work wonders on removing marker stains. By soaking the stained area in a bowl of milk, some permanent marker stains will transfer their colours or dyes to the milk and the fabric will be cleaned in this manner.

This is experimental so you need to be careful as milk can still cause yellow spots and wet marks even after the fabric has been rinsed off.

For larger stains and with deeper and darker colours, it is best to seek the help of professional sofa cleaners as they are still the ones who know what cleaning solutions are best to be used for your fabric sofa.



This is probably the most dreaded kind of stain that can destroy the beauty of a fabric sofa. Hydrogen peroxide is effective in removing blood stains, but some types of dyes can be faded out by hydrogen peroxide so it best to try using this trick in a small and hidden area of your fabric sofa first before saturating the entire stain.

Refrain from using strong laundry bleach to remove blood stains even if you think that it can completely remove the spot because of the same reason; strong chemicals can destroy the colours and patterns of fabric sofas.

In addition, delicate materials can disintegrate over time if bleach and hydrogen peroxide are used on them.


After you have tried the tips and tricks mentioned above, you may now feel happy that you were able to clean your stained fabric sofa.

The visible stains may have been diminished but how about the invisible dust, grime, mildew and mold that could be settling inside your fabric sofa?

Allergens and pollutants that have been trapped in the upholstery could not be removed by regular vacuuming and spot cleaning alone.

Professional cleaners who are experts in deep-cleaning fabric sofas are still the best source of help when it comes to ensuring that your home is a safe, healthy and hygienic environment for you and your loved ones. 

Call us at 67881788 if you need any help, feel free to look at our transparent prices.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Carpet Cleaning Methods: Steam Cleaning Vs Hot Water Extraction Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning Methods: 
Steam Cleaning Vs Hot Water Extraction Cleaning 


Dedicated homemakers and homeowners in Singapore know that carpets always add a cozy and elegant touch to any room or to an outdoor lounge.

But with more and more people having to stay and work at home most of the time, indoor carpets are used and abused every day. 

As for outdoor carpets, they are prone to become extremely dirty and ultimately, unhygienic as caused by the build-up of dirt and grime as well as mould that grow because of constant humidity and rain.

Everyone seems to be living a fast-paced life and cleaning carpets can easily be forgotten. However, most carpets do not come as cheap purchases and to maintain their lifespan, beauty and functionality, regular and proper cleaning methods need to be followed.


There are a few ways to keep carpets looking good as new and to maintain their softness and durability as long as possible.

However, bear in mind that the right way to clean carpets would depend on their materials and fibres.

Carpets that are made of natural fibres can suffer from shrinkage and water marks if they are exposed to too much water and harsh liquid cleaning solutions.

Normally, dry carpet shampoos or cleaning powders are used for carpets that are made from seagrass, coir and jute.

These materials may be very beautiful to the sight but they can be costly to maintain and to clean.

Currently, there are now synthetic or man-made materials that are used to make the most elegant and comfy carpets that can be washed in household laundry machines.

While this is time-saving way to clean smaller-sized carpets and removable rugs, it is not really a highly recommended method of cleaning carpets.

This is because a laundry wash is not enough to deep-clean carpets with tightly packed and very short fibres.

These kinds of carpets are very silky to the touch and lovely to sit on, but they can also have a lot of hidden and deeply embedded pieces of food, pests, dust, pollutants, dead skin cells and pollutants.

These organic compounds may cause your loved ones to suffer from allergic reactions and this is potentially dangerous for those with pre-existing conditions and respiratory problems.


When it comes to the office and business properties, wall-to-wall carpets are commonly used.

High-rise buildings and exclusive locations often and always have the best designs for their wall-to-wall carpets.

Nevertheless, constant foot traffic and even the wheels of bags and trolleys can easily cause carpets to look worn out and the colours to fade faster than normal.

More importantly, wall-to-wall carpets are breeding grounds for insects, dust mites and the dreaded viruses and germs which cause infectious diseases and allergies.

It is obvious that if your office space is heavily and pre-dominantly carpeted, it is not enough to have simple janitorial services to wash the carpets.

Thus, it is always best to seek the services of professional carpet cleaning company in Singapore if you need to get your carpets thoroughly cleaned.


Almost all carpet cleaning companies in Singapore can employ two major kinds of cleaning process for carpet cleaning services. One very efficient technique is to use a hot water extraction machine. 

This is the proposed cleaning method to wash and to disinfect wall-to-wall carpets. The system involves hot water to be shot out from the machine to the carpet.

Cleaning solutions are also used together with the water.

The power of the hot water being shot into the fibres of the carpet results in dust, grime and residue to be broken down and then dissolved together with the dirty water that is sucked back into the hot water extractor.

Hot water extraction as a method of carpet cleaning is also able to effectively eliminate mites, weevils and other pests that survive in dirty and damp carpets.

Stubborn stains from water-soluble liquids such as milk, fruit juices, and food scraps can at times be removed, if not, then their appearance will be diminished, by a hot water extraction carpet cleaning process.

Because of the term used for this cleaning method, many people believe that the drying time for hot water extraction to wash and clean carpets will take a long time.

With blowers, it only takes less than a day for wall-to-wall carpets to be completely dry after hot water extraction cleaning is done. 

Steam cleaning carpets follows the same method as when laundromats steam clean your clothes.

Water is heated up to very high temperatures until it transforms into vapor or steam. Because this process relies on steam, there is not much power and force to completely wash and rinse the dirtiest part of carpets.

Hard-to-remove stains will not be reduced just with steam cleaning carpets.

In addition, strong odours are not able to be eliminated with carpet steaming.

Certain particles from mud and oils are also very difficult to remove with just steaming carpets and as mentioned earlier, steaming may cause carpet fibres to shrink.

Just like the disclaimers for dry cleaners that use steaming to launder clothes, steam cleaning may seem like an easier process to clean carpets, but it is unable to fully dissolve debris and stain build-ups in carpets.

The drying time for steaming large sized and heavy carpets and wall-to-wall carpets can last anywhere from 8 to 24 hours.

One of the main differences versus hot water extraction is not just the drying time but also the fact that many carpet cleaning specialists swear by hot water extraction because it does not cause materials and fibres to shrink and there is little to no probability of non-removable water stains and mould development.

The hot water extraction machine is able to manage the right amount of water with the correct temperature to be released when washing a carpet.

The dirty water will then be pumped back into the machine so there is actually no water damage inflicted to the carpet and its fibres.

It is always helpful to remember that both steam cleaning and hot water extraction do not guarantee 100% odour and stain removal all the time.

As there are carpets that have already been severely damaged by flooding, permanent dye or ink spills and are already showing signs of being deteriorated over time due to massive mould and pest infestation.

So which carpet cleaning methods do Singaporeans prefer?

Yes. You have got it right, it is hot water extraction cleaning.

For hassle free carpet cleaning service, engage professional carpet cleaners for rug cleaning or office wall to wall carpet cleaning now!


Thursday, February 18, 2021

5 Environmentally Friendly Ways to Clean Your Rug at Home

The current global pandemic has highlighted the importance of maintaining proper hygiene and cleanliness for our homes and the environment.

Specific tasks that have not been prioritized before now need to be on the list of very important household chores.

That list includes cleaning your rug at home.

Rugs are beautiful decorative items in our homes, but they are too often ignored even if almost everyone who resides in your house walks all over them.

Families with young children will often sit and play on rugs.

As such, rugs can easily become dirty and torn so it is necessary to keep them clean to maintain their beauty and function. 

However, not just any form of cleaning will do as it is necessary to ensure that cleaning your rugs involves environmentally friendly processes as well.

 If we can protect our family and loved ones, we should also do the same to our surroundings as this is to safeguard and secure our health and safety in the long run.

 In addition, it is very easy to forget that rugs can harbour harmful pollutants such as dust and grime as well as disease-carrying organisms.

This is a very important point to consider especially if you have family members who suffer from allergic rhinitis or hay fever and asthma.


Here are 5 environmentally friendly ways to clean your rug at home:


1.     Vacuuming

Using your trusted and reliable vacuum cleaner is probably the easiest and fastest way to clean your rug at home.

It could also be the first step to take when you want to finally start cleaning your rugs as most households already have vacuum cleaners.

Basically, you will rely on the power of your vacuum cleaner to effectively lift and remove dust, hair, pet fur, food bits and to some extent, pests that have inhabited your rug.

Rugs that are placed in outdoor settings such as entry ways and balconies are especially prone to become hotbeds of pollen, mold spores, soil and even fleas and ticks from pets.

Without regular and proper vacuuming, the fibres and the material of outdoor rugs will become filthy with the constant accumulation of trapped dirt, mud, pet fur and other organic matter.


A benefit from vacuuming your rug at the comfort of your own home is that you are not doing any form of direct harm to Mother Nature.

Simple and basic vacuuming does not require any dangerous chemicals to be used or to be released into the air, water and surfaces in your household.

It also helps to get an energy-efficient vacuum cleaner so you can save on electricity.

2.     Steam-cleaning

Another household equipment that is quite effective in deep cleaning your rugs and even carpets is the steam cleaner.

With steam from hot water and pressure, a steam cleaner dissolves hard-to-remove dirt, grime and particles that have been embedded deep into your rugs.

Steam cleaning can even remove light stains and kill germs and viruses. Cleaning experts even promote the use of steam cleaners as an ideal cleaning equipment for homeowners with large area rugs that are subject to everyday use.


You may be thinking how a steam cleaner can be an environmentally friendly way to clean rugs?

It only needs water and for a normal cleaning session for rugs, there is no need for toxic items to be used for your steam cleaner to do its job.

It can act as a sanitizer as hot steam is effective in eliminating dust mites and dissolving stubborn grime.


Bear in mind though that there are limitations to steam cleaners and because it involves water, make sure that you completely dry your rug before using it as a damp rug inside your house can cause moulds to grow.

Clean your rugs during warm days so you can leave it outside to dry instead of using your AC and electrical fans.


3.     Using Soft Bristle Brushes, Sponges with Cold Water


Many people think that they need to purchase expensive cleaning items to clean rugs at home.

You may be surprised to know that a humble soft bristle brush, sponges and cold water can be used for cleaning rugs and carpets in a sustainable way.

Use a soft bristle brush to loosen dried mud and pieces of dirt stuck between the fibres of rugs and also along the edges.

Soft bristle brushes are less likely to damage a rug’s material and with proper use, it minimizes the potential deterioration of a rug’s colours and designs.


A cleaning sponge can soak up liquid spillages.

Make sure you are using a clean sponge or even a damp cotton cleaning cloth to blot the area immediately after spilling liquids on the rug.

This takes patience as you may be tempted to aggressively rub the stain away but the key is to gently dab on the stained section until you see that most of the liquid has been absorbed by the sponge or cloth.

In addition, refrain from using hot water to dampen a soft bristle brush or cleaning cloth as cold water will minimize the damage to the materials, dye colors and fibres of rugs.

When you use regular tepid or cold water to clean your rug at home, you are saving energy and consequentially doing a good deed for the environment.


4.     Creating Your Own Home-Made Cleaning Solutions


A money saving and environmentally friendly way to clean rugs at home is to use ordinary household items to make your own cleaning solutions.

Not only are you going to save money but you are assured that you and your family will not be exposed to the dangerous chemicals that are commonly found in popular brands of cleaning solutions and powders.

These chemicals are often poisonous and therefore harmful to people and to the environment.

They contaminate the air and the water ways and in the long run, have severe negative effects to our natural surrounding.

Several over-the-counter cleaning products, once used or mixed with water and applied to surfaces and household items, release toxic fumes and are known to cause horrible skin allergies and chemical burns.

Multiple studies show that most store-brought products contain the same poisonous ingredients used in dangerous pesticides and some even have formaldehyde.

Being exposed to these products in the long run can result to health issues such as possible poisoning, nausea, vomiting, asthma, allergy attacks and even severe respiratory problems.


Below are common household items that you can use for cleaning solutions instead of using commercial cleaning products:


1.     Natural Vinegar

2.     Baking Soda

3.     Lemons


An environmentally friendly and easy way to make homemade solutions to clean rugs at home is to mix equal parts of vinegar and water into a spray bottle.

Sprinkle baking soda on to the rug that needs to be cleaned and spray the solution on top of the powder.

Wear gloves before you do this process as there will be a fizzy reaction whenever mixing vinegar and baking soda.

A cleaning cloth and sponge can be used to blot the area you want to clean.

In addition, there are also plant-based soaps that you can mix together with water and vinegar to clean your rugs.

These are usually organic soaps that do not leave harmful chemicals. Mixing a bit of vinegar with plant-based soaps or even just plain water makes for an inexpensive and eco-friendly rug cleaning solution.

Vinegar has long been used as a safe and home-made cleaning ingredient as it is made up of acetic acid that is able to dissolve grime, grease, mineral deposits.

Vinegar is also known to be a simple form of disinfectant.

Distilled and organic vinegar is recommended for those who only want to use eco-friendly cleaning solutions as it is able to kill certain types of bacteria.

If the smell of vinegar is unpleasant for you and your family, lemons can be used as a replacement.

Natural lemon juice is also a form of acid that can disinfect and even degrease your rugs. The smell of lemons are highly rejuvenating and a number of cleaning items and products frequently use lemon as one of their natural ingredients.


All Natural, Eco-Friendly or Green Rug Shampoos


For those who lead extremely busy lives, mixing ingredients at home may not be the most time-saving way to clean their rugs at home.

There are now a sizable number of companies that sell environmentally friendly rug shampoos.

These are relatively easy to use and if you purchase from a trusted brand, you can be assured that your cleaning product will perform its function and at the same time it will not be a harmful agent to the environment.

Rug shampoos are highly recommended for deep cleaning rugs at home.

In the case of removing heavy stains for example, try soaking the area with your chosen environmentally friendly rug shampoo and water for a few minutes then rinse according to the instructions given for that product.

However, make sure that you carefully read the description of the product you want to use as it may not be the right solution for the specific material of your rugs.

There are still some brands of eco-friendly rug shampoos that are meant for synthetic materials only.

One advantage of using ready to use, eco-friendly rug shampoos is the assurance that they are made from natural ingredients and thus, not damaging to the environment.

**Disclaimer: Remember to do a patch test on a small area of your carpet/rug, results may vary and carry out the DIY cleaning at your own risk. If in doubt, feel free to reach the professionals at 67881788 or whatsapp us at 87881788 / 98860178!