Baking soda is commonly used as a basic cooking ingredient in every house. However, it is the best cleaning solution for your house. In this article, you will study how to clean area rugs with baking soda and remove all greasy, non-greasy stains from it. Also, learn its use to remove the bad odor of your pet present in rugs.
3 Types of Rug Stains Cleaning With Baking Soda
1. Greasy stains
A greasy stain occurs due to oil or butter. As soon as the stain occurs, blot the affected area with the help of a clean cloth or towel. Do not move the cloth much in the area otherwise, it will spread on the whole rug. After blotting, sprinkle lots of baking soda on the affected area. Leave it overnight.
Vacuum the affected area of your rug in the morning. For some hard greasy stains present after vacuuming, use standard dish soap to scrub them. Then rinse the area with water. Dry this area partially with a towel. Sprinkle baking soda on it. After 3-4 hours, simply vacuum the area again.
2. Non-Greasy stains
Stains formed due to tea, coffee, juice are considered under non-greasy stains. Form a thick layer of baking soda on the stain until it is invisible to you. Take a spray bottle filled with water. Spray it on the baking soda layer. Leave it overnight to allow water to be soaked inside the baking soda layer.
The next morning, vacuum the affected area of the rug thoroughly. Move the vacuum slowly towards the stained area and make sure to pick all the leftover baking soda from there. Repeat the whole process if required for removing some hard stains.
3. Pet Odor Removal from rug
If you have a pet in your home, then your area rug might be stinking from their odors. Moreover, pet odor and stains are considered a traditional stain. Baking soda is also helpful in removing pet odor along with cleaning the stains.
Sprinkle baking soda on the whole area of your rug in the evening. Leave it overnight to settle down on the rug area. Then vacuum the rug the next day and it will smell fresh again.
Tip: Put a small amount of baking soda inside the vacuum bag while vacuuming the entire house and rugs. This will maintain the fresh smell all the time.