Cowhide Rug Cleaning: Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest & the Triangle 

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Cowhide rugs are becoming quite popular as home décor accessories. They are also durable, resilient, and easy to maintain. In fact, these awesome rugs are perfect for families with young kids and pets. Another wonderful feature of cowhide rugs is that they do not shed, which may be a bonus for some individuals with allergies.

Cowhide rug cleaning is a simple and straightforward affair, requiring regular vacuuming with the brush attachment in the direction of the hair. As an alternative, smaller, lighter rugs could be shaken outside to remove dust and debris. Additionally, using a hard plastic brush not only keeps the hair soft, but also helps to remove dirt and dust.

Spill Removal

Soaking up spills as they occur maximizes the probability of removing stains successfully. Blotting pet urine, vomit, wine, juice, coffee, or tea to absorb the liquid and scrubbing with a damp cloth and soapy water are essentially the only steps to follow in cleaning cowhide rugs after spills occur. With urine or vomit spills in particular, it may help to follow up and wipe with a damp cloth dipped into a dilute solution of 9.5 oz water and 0.5 oz white vinegar, which will help with PH balance and odor removal. Cowhide rug cleaning should never involve soaking or saturating the rug with water.

Food Stain Removal

For foodstuff, scraping as much of it off with a spoon or dull knife in the direction of hair, rather than against it, is the first step to take prior to the actual scrubbing. Then, wiping with a damp soapy cloth is necessary to clean the stain. After the stain is removed, rubbing the area with a clean damp cloth will remove any leftover soapy residue.

Grease Stain Removal

Grease and oil stains respond to the same procedure as regular food stain removal, namely scraping the food and wiping with damp cloth and mild soap and water in hair direction, so as not to drive food stain further into the rug. Afterward, using a few drops of eucalyptus oil on the stain and rubbing gently with a clean cloth might help. The process is finished with additional damp cloth wiping. However, removal of grease stains may or may not achieve desired results and cowhide owners may want to consult local professional rug cleaners for advice.

Drying Cowhide Rug

After wiping spills or stains with damp cloth, rugs can be dried outdoors, with the hide, not the hair, facing the sun. Drying it outdoors will also protect wood or carpeted floors from excessive moisture that might damage them. If the rug is too heavy to carry outdoors, placing a box underneath the cleaned area would elevate the damp section and allow for better air circulation and faster drying. It would also spare potential flooring damage.

Reach us today from anywhere in the following counties that we proudly serve: Alamance, Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Harnett, Johnston, Moore, Nash, Orange, Vance, Wake, Warren and Wilson. 

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