How To Vacuum Clean A Shag Rug At Home

Do you ever just look at your shag rug, just sitting there on the floor, all dirty from the kids or the dog, wondering how an earth you’re supposed to clean this here, right at your home?

Well, you’re in for a treat! What if I told you there is actually a very simple method that allows you to clean your rug quickly and easily?

Shag RugOh! And at a very cheap price too!

Pretty remarkable, right?

Continue reading to find out the magical method to clean that rug.

What you will need:

  • Vacuum
  • Upholstery attachment for vacuum
  • Dry carpet shampoo
  • Steady pair of hands
  • Shaking out the dirt

First, you will want to take your rug outside or into an area you don’t mind getting a little dirty, and give the rug a good shake to get any dirt it may contain off. Tap against the rug to get as much of the dirt as you can. This will make the next stage much quicker and easier for you.

After you’ve shaken as much of the dirt off as you can, you need to move onto the next part of vacuuming it, which you may think is quite daunting, but in actual fact it’s a complete doddle!

Getting Out The Vacuum

If your vacuum has any settings on, look for the “High Pile” setting – test it out and see if it sucks up the threads on the rug. Keep in mind that just because you have a good vacuum that works well on your short pile carpets, doesn’t mean it will work well in all situations. If you do not have this setting on your vacuum, it would be a wise choice to use an upholstery attachment to ease your way through the lines of the thread on your shag rug.

It is very important that you use this attachment if you do not have the correct vacuum. Using a standard vacuum without the required setting, could cause damage to your beautiful rug. Now that’s the tricky part all done! There is a final step to get rid of any dirt that may still be making your rug look all dirty and worn, so don’t worry.

Final Stage

For the final part of cleaning, you will need to get that dry carpet shampoo which should be in some sort of powder form and sprinkle it all over the rug. Read the instructions of the shampoo in case any other steps are required before you leave it there! Usually it involves working the powder into the rug and allowing the shampoo to get right into the dirt filled parts.

Now, after you have done that you need to sit down and relax for an hour or so, wait as long as the shampoo requires.

After you’ve finished your final episodes of your favorite TV show, get your vacuum again and gently go over the rug, sucking up all the granules of the shampoo up. Once you’ve covered the whole rug, you should now notice that your luxury shag rug has been cleansed to perfection and looks as good as new. You can finally sit back and relax. Oh! And now you know exactly how to clean the rug for next time!

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