Jute rugs are the best rugs out there in the market. They are most durable as well as easy to clean. Everyone prefers having them as they are made up of natural fibres with no or very less amount of synthetic fibres. The thick fibres of jute do not allow dust and mud to stick to them and that’s why it’s easy to clean them. But most of the people who buy jute rugs complain about one thing all the time and that is a bad smell. A jute rug starts smelling after they get it, even if it’s a new one. The main reason behind this is that these jute rugs are mostly handwoven and generally they are kept in warehouses for a long time as they are mostly imported. So whenever they are unpacked at your home they start emitting a bad odour at the beginning. You can easily get rid of this smell by following the steps mentioned below by Smith Cleaning Servicers.
Start by sprinkling baking soda all over the rug evenly and then letting it stay there for 15-20minutes. The more time you let it stay there on the rug the better.
Now pick up the vacuum cleaner and start lifting all the baking soda from your rug. The baking soda will lift along with it the bad odour. But still, there will be a mild odour that even baking soda was not able to remove.
As mentioned before the main reason behind bad odour is the humidity trapped inside the fibres of jute. To remove all the humidity put the rug in direct sunlight for 6 hours. It will not only lift humidity but moreover improve the shine of your jute rug.
This is the last thing that you will require. With time and usage of the rug, it will again absorb sweat and humidity and as a result again start smelling, bad so to eliminate that thing you should make use of air fresheners most of the time.
Everyone who has bought a jute rag has done the mistake of getting it wet. People tend to use water to clean their jute rugs but they have no clue that it will only worsen the situation for them. If you try cleaning any spills on your jute rag with water then you must be ready for water stains that will probably appear the next day. Cleaning these water stains is a real pain and many people don’t know how to clean them. So Smith Cleaning Servicers will list down ingredients that you’ll need along with the process of removing water stains.
After you are finished you will notice the stain is not completely gone rather it has become lighter. So you have to clean it at 2-3 days intervals to ensure that the water stain is completely gone.
Whenever there’s a spill on your jute rug, you tend to use the wrong techniques to clean it. To help you know the proper technique to clean your rugs, Smith Cleaning Servicers is listing the steps below for your convenience. . It’s also advised that check the label of your jute rags to know further about the cleaning materials that could be used to clean them or just follow these steps and your rug will be as clean as a new one:
Go to your kitchen and grab cotton rags or paper towels to dab your jute rug. Dab to absorb as much liquid as possible. This needs to be done quickly or else the water gets deep inside jute fibres and afterwards, moisture stains your rugs. So no matter what has spilt on your rugs just dab the excess liquid before doing anything else.
You need water and vinegar or soda for this step. Mix water and vinegar in equal proportions in a cup and mix well. Now with the help of a soft toothbrush gently brush the spot. You need to minimize the use of water as it will only increase the amount of moisture in your rugs. You only need water to dilute vinegar otherwise the vinegar in concentration can also ruin your rug's appearance.
The final step involved will be making your rug dry. You might have many ideas for drying your jute rug but you can’t use any method recklessly. You can’t put your ragout in sun or its colour will fade away unless it’s a coloured handwoven rug. You also can’t just put it inside your washing machine drier as it will damage the fibres of your rug. So the only option available for you will be using a blow dryer to remove excess amount of moisture.
That’s all that you can do to clean your jute rug and if you still can’t clean them then you should get in touch with Smith Cleaning Servicers. To get rug cleaning in Canberra contact Smith Cleaning Servicers as we are the leading carpet and rug cleaners in Austria with a dedicated staff of workers, who work round the clock for providing our services to you.