How to Clean an Area Rug
How to Clean an Area Rug


From the front door to the bathroom and everywhere in between, rugs & mats tend to accumulate dirt quickly. You'll need a strong formula to tackle the heavy soils, odors, pet stains and beyond. Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner gets the job done, spot cleaning spills or even working in a carpet cleaning machine to tackle those tough, heavily-soiled carpet areas.

DIRECTIONS: If you're unsure about how Simple Green will affect a surface, be sure to spot test before cleaning.



  1. Remove the mess and blot up any liquid from the carpet before you begin cleaning.
  2. Dampen the stain with clean water.
  3. Spray a solution of 1 oz. Simple Green and 1 cup water onto the stain.
  4. Let it sit for a few minutes to soak.
  5. Gently rub and blot with a clean damp towel or absorbent cloth.
  6. Allow the area to dry completely.


  1. Mix 4 oz. Simple Green per ½ gallon of water into your carpet cleaning machine.
  2. Apply solution onto the carpet in sections.
  3. Agitate by gently brushing or scrubbing the area (a soft nylon brush works best).
  4. Extract with the carpet cleaner and clean water. If necessary, add a small amount of white vinegar to reduce foaming in the recovery tank.
  5. Allow the area to dry completely.

You may need to repeat this process depending on the mess. Do not allow your Simple Green solution to dry onto carpet or upholstered surfaces.


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