You spent hundreds maybe even thousands of dollars on a beautiful area rug…

and yet, you went to Google to save some money to find do-it-yourself instructions on how to clean the rug.


There are so many professional rug cleaners in Allentown and Bethlehem to choose from, yet you wanted to try to do it yourself.

So you Googled…

And, this is probably what you found when you typed “DIY rug cleaning”

How to clean a carpet rug?
  1. Remove loose dirt with a vacuum. 
  2. Test the cleaner on your rug for colorfastness. 
  3. Work the cleaner into the rug and let it sit for several minutes. 
  4. Hose off the rug
  5. Use a squeegee to remove excess water. 
  6. Allow both sides of the rug to dry out completely. 
  7. Vacuum or brush the rug to loosen compacted fibers.

Okay let’s review those instructions shall we?

Remove the loose dirt with a vacuum – Does your vacuum have beater bar? Is it a stand up vacuum or a pull behind or maybe a stick vacuum…or is it a Roomba? Yes, the type of vacuum makes a huge difference in removing the loose dirt.

Test the cleaner for colorfastness – Do you even know what that means? And do you know what to do if the color in the rug starts to bleed into the other colors or into the fringe?

Work the cleaner into the rug? So how are going to do that? With a rag? A brush? Your hand? Maybe you haven’t really thought through the whole process. 

Hose off the rug – I hope you took the rug out of the house before you hosed it off? And I hope you checked the quality of the water you are using to hose the rug off with first. Are you using softened water? Or rusty water thats been sitting in the hose for a very long time? 

Use a squeegee to remove excess water – Okay do you even own a squeegee? Do you even know what a squeegee is? Now you have to go buy one, but where?

Allow both sides of the rug to dry out completely – well, where you going to do that? Do you have a place to hang the rug so it dries completely?

Back to vacuuming the rug – again having the right vacuum makes all the difference. 

Seems like a lot of aggravation to try to save a few dollars. 

And sadly, we’ve seen so many customers try to clean their precious heirloom rugs only to ruin them trying to clean them at home using the wrong cleaners, hard water, lousy vacuuming techniques and insufficient drying methods. 

Don’t take chances with expensive rugs.

Call Share Cleaning Services today and get your rugs cleaned the proper way. 

We pick them, take them back to our cleaning facility and return them clean as a whistle. No fuss, no muss. 

Call (484)542-4213 today.