Bangladesh universities, schools, and offices have dedicated rooms and areas containing prayer rugs. Institutions that value the country’s culture have these dedicated spaces Islamic prayer breaks its employees, or teachers and students undertake.
Unfortunately, schools and offices are densely populated, and one or two prayer rooms with rugs would likely meet dirt, dust and even house dangerous bacteria. This room dedicated to devotion can become a disease-spreading room because of a dirty carpet.
However, employers and school maintenance could make use of the following steps to clean their carpets good as new.
Vinegar And Baking Soda
The combination of equal parts vinegar and warm water shaken in a spray bottle or dabbed in a clean cloth for blotting stains and dirt then pouring baking soda on the stained part is an excellent way to remove almost any kind of stain from sauces to pet urine on western carpets. This solution is sure to work with prayer rugs.
Apply the solution by dabbing a clean cloth. Apply it towards the carpet stain by blotting. Do not rub onto the stain because it would spread the stain rather than remove it. Use a few tablespoons of baking soda to create a volatile mixture that would dislodge the stain from your carpet.
Blot the affected area with a clean cloth or a paper towel to absorb the mix. Repeat until you remove the stain.
Hydrogen Peroxide Solution
Hydrogen peroxide removes stains and odors effectively if created with half parts solution with one teaspoon of detergent.
As with the vinegar and baking soda method, apply the solution by blotting with a clean cloth or spraying it on top of the stain. After a few minutes, use paper towels to absorb the solution on top of the stain and apply baking soda. Let the solution dry and clean the area by scrubbing it with a brush and thorough vacuuming.
Repeat the process until the stain is gone.
Avoid “Lazy” Rug Cleaning
A quick vacuum, which maintenance personnel would do during their regular rounds, is “lazy” cleaning. Vacuuming just removes visible dirt, grime, and dust, but it will not do away with microorganisms that live in the rug.
If maintenance departments could only vacuum the rug on a daily basis, cleaning different areas for longer periods vibrates the carpet, which dislodges deep-seated dust, grime and other debris inside the mat.
However, longer vacuuming is never a guarantee to having cleaner and healthier rugs.
Appliances That Can Help (Aside From Vacuums)
Schools and offices could purchase steamers and wet-cleaning machines to wash prayer rugs during school or office downtimes.
A wet cleaner machine introduces carpet cleaning detergents into carpets. The use of specialized solutions helps remove microorganisms aside from visible and deep-seated debris.
Traffic lane cleaners are also effective in spreading cleaning solutions across bigger carpet areas. However, their price is more affordable compared to wet-cleaning machines.
A steamer helps evaporate the carpet cleaning solution after cleaners leave it on the mat for a few minutes. The mixture of heat and the detergent removes even the most stubborn stains.
These equipment are great investments for schools and offices, but worth keeping for better carpet maintenance
A shortcut to cleaning school and office rugs are professionals who could provide solutions for carpet cleaning. Outsourcing carpet cleaning to specialists could be costly at first, but they are efficient and worth every penny.