How to clean smelly shag pile rugs?

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  • Suzy Googoo Suzy Googoo on Jan 17, 2019

    They smell because they aren’t clean. If it’s moldy, use cleaning vinegar with acidity greater than 5%. 1 up cleaning vinegar to 1 cup water. I use regular vinegar for maintenance in every wash load and never ever get anything smelling moldy.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jan 17, 2019

    Wash them either at home or laundromat(might be better so it doesn't mess up your machine from weight/clean the washer after for next person please);take outside shake out loose dirt/hair then hose off add some soap(diluted with water easier to rinse out) rinse really well; can soak in tub(bath tub or big plastic tub) with vinegar if needed too just don't plug drain if t you use tub with dirt,hair,fibers from rug. sprinkle with baking soda

  • Oliva Oliva on Jan 17, 2019

    If the fibers are washable, it can be cleaned in your clean driveway (or on a clean tarp), using Woolite or another mild detergent (Ivory dish detergent used to work very well). Scrub it into the fibers using a long handled shop broom or your hands. Let set 15 minutes, then rinse well using warm water (if permitted), or cold water from a hose. Let dry in the sun, placed atop concrete blocks or similar for air circulation. Use a stand fan to hasten drying.

  • Mad29883817 Mad29883817 on Jan 21, 2019

    Mix a carpet cleaner with some Downey stoppables or other fragrance u like in spray bottle and go at it