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How to Clean a 100% Polypropylene AKA Olefin Outdoor Area Rug in Lathrop, CA

A polypropylene rug, sometimes also known as a synthetic Persian rug, is a popular area rug often used to protect wood floors, as runners and even used outside. These rugs are very durable and easy to maintain. However, when stains occur, it can be difficult to remove and clean the soiled area. Carpet Care 2000 will share how to clean, step by step, a 100% polypropylene area rug and how to remove difficult stains.

How to Clean an Olefin Area Rug

Step 1. Vacuuming: Before cleaning a polypropylene area rug, it is important to first vacuum the surface as thoroughly as possible. You will want to make sure all of the dust and debris are off the surface of the rug before you begin cleaning the rug. You want as much of the dirt and debris out of the rug as possible or you can cause a bigger mess when you try to wash or clean the rug.
Step 2. Spot Clean: The more severe stains you will want to clean next. For hard dried stains, use a butter knife or flat dull object to scrape up the stain and loosen the rugs fiber. Vacuum up any of the residue off of the carpet. Using a mixture of two tablespoons of liquid dish soap and a cup of cold water. Using a sponge, soak the stained areas. Allow the mixture to set on top of the stains for a few minutes to help soften them up. Begin blotting at the stain until they dissolve. For more stubborn stains, you may need a carpet or rug cleaning solvent that helps bring the dirt and stains up out of the carpet.
Step 3. Wash the Rug: If the entire rug requires a deep cleaning, find a cleaning area. If you have a porch or patio or a large concrete surface outside, this would be ideal for cleaning the rest of the rug. Make sure the surface is clean before laying the rug on top of it. Vacuum the rug once more to ensure all of the dirt is out of the rug. You can use a liquid dish soap mixed with water or a commercial rug cleaner. Spray the cleaner on top of the rug and let it set for a few minutes. With a garden hose wet down the rug. Spray the rug starting from the top and push the dirt down as you work the dirt and stains out of the rug. Continue to rinse all of the soap and cleaners out of the rug. You may need to flip the rug over and help push the dirt deep inside out, make sure to rinse the top after you do the bottom.
Step 4. Dry the Rug: After the rug has been rinsed and cleaned, you will want to dry the rug out. If you have a shop vacuum cleaner, remove the filter and then begin sucking out the water from the rug. Be as thorough as possible. The shop vacuum should remove most of the moisture inside the rug. Place a few fans by the rug to help dry the rug out faster. You don’t want water sitting inside the rug for too long or mold can begin to set in.

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Once the rug is dry you can return the rug to its place on the floor. If you lack the tools, experience or time, you can contact Carpet Care 2000. We provide area rug cleaning services and can clean any type of rug including 100% polypropylene or synthetic Persian rugs. To schedule our services, contact Carpet Care 2000 today!

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