After a long and muddy Minnesota winter this mud room rug needed a good cleaning. Here is a photo of the rug before cleaning.
The SteamMachine with the large brush floor attachment works great for cleaning an area rug. This project took less than 10 minutes.
Vacuumed the rug really well and shake it outside if temperatures allow.
Spray oxi clean on the rug in the dirty areas. Let is sit for a few minutes, then run the SteamMachine with the large brush attachment over all areas of the rug. Make sure to attach a cleaning cloth to the large brush.
Use the SteamMachine to steam all areas of the rug. Typically it takes 3 passes over each area.
After the steaming is finished, vacuum the area rug again.
Before beginning this project test a small area before cleaning the entire rug. Also consult the rug care instructions.
For more tips on using the SteamMachine check out cleaning tips.