- Move all furniture and large objects off the oriental [rug](https://society6.com/rugs?utm_source=SFGHG&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=8775) so you can clean the entire surface.
- Vacuum the oriental rug with a normal vacuum cleaner to remove large debris that can catch in and clog a steam cleaner.
- Spray dark spots or heavily trafficked areas with a carpet stain remover. Rub the spots with a cloth to work the stain remover into the fibers. For tough spots, scrub the stain with a brush to work the stain remover deeper into the carpet.
- Fill a bucket with hot tap water and put in steam-cleaning solution. Read the back of the label to determine the appropriate ratio of water to steam-cleaning solution.
- Remove the tank from the steam cleaner and pour the water-cleaner solution into the filter basket. Replace the tank and snap it into place.
- Plug in the steam cleaner and turn the dial to vacuum mode. Turn the steam cleaner on.
- Press down the steam button and pull the steam cleaner backward to vacuum. Release the steam button about 6 inches before you stop pulling the vacuum backward to ensure all the water is vacuumed up. Repeat this until the rug is clean.
- Vacuum the entire rug without pushing down the steam button. This ensures that the water is sopped up and allows the carpet to dry more quickly.
Things You Will Need
- Vacuum cleaner
- Carpet stain remover
- Scrub brush
- Hot tap water
- Steam-cleaning solution
- Watch the tank to make sure clean water is cycling through it. If you hear a gurgling noise or don't see water swirling around the tank, you need to empty the tank and put in new solution.