Steam cleaning large area rug with Wagner Steam Cleaner

Deep Cleaning Carpets for the Holidays

Deep clean your home for the holidays before holiday guests arrive by using the Wagner On Demand steam cleaner to clean rugs, upholstery and more!

How to clean a white rug, carpet, upholstery, and other textiles and colors

Having a white area rug in my living room may not have been my best idea considering this is the room that everyone enters the house through. When people walk in and inevitably step onto that rug, I cringe a little each time. However, I really love that rug so if it requires a little extra cleaning, so be it.

Deep clean your home for the holidays by steam cleaning carpets, large area rugs, furniture and upholstery for that like new look with a Wagner On Demand steam cleaner.

Steam cleaning rugs is simple. To get it ready for the holidays, I gave it a deep cleaning with my carpet steamer. As far as carpet steamers go, this one checks all the boxes. It’s lightweight, really easy to use and small enough that it doesn’t take up too much storage space.

Move furniture out of the way and setup your carpet steam cleaner

After moving the furniture out of the way I set up my Wagner 915 On-Demand Steam Cleaner. I first added distilled water into the hatch using the included funnel. Then I attached the cleaning towel to the large cleaning brush.

Preparing the steam cleaner

Cleaning towel attached prior to steaming area rug

I powered it on and waited for only the green indicator light to be lit. That’s when you know it’s ready and you can begin steam cleaning area rugs, carpet, and more.

Green indicator light on Wagner Steamer to show you when it’s ready for use

Spot test an area that’s discreet and wait before steaming the entire area.

You should always try the steamer in an inconspicuous spot before using on your entire rug or upholstery. I did this the night before, it’s suggested to wait 24 hours after to be sure.

I began in one corner of the room and worked my way out. At first, I wasn’t sure how long to apply steam to each area or how much to use. But when I accidentally blasted an area for a little too long, I noticed the area rug was whiter in that spot. So going forward, I didn’t hold back.

For deep stains and spots, multiple passes might be required while steam cleaning

Steam clean furniture next

This is oddly satisfying, and when I finished steam cleaning the rug I wanted to do more. So I moved the furniture back into the room and began steaming my side chairs. They had a few small stains on them and the steam cleaner really helped to blast those out.

Wagner steamers can be used on furniture, upholstery and more

Steam cleaners have lots of uses

When I finished steaming, I shut the machine off and let it sit for 30 minutes to cool off before putting it away. The Wagner Steamer has many uses outside of carpet cleaning. You can use it to clean bathrooms, remove wallpaper, and even to clean windows to name a few.

A few days later I put up my Christmas tree and I could just feel the difference the steamer made in this room. Now if only I could get my Christmas shopping done so easily!

Large white area rug steam cleaned

This sponsored post was created by The Honeycomb Home. Head to their blog for the full post on how to deep clean carpets and more details about this project.

Stay Connected

Find out what’s new from Wagner including product news, exclusive email offers, promotions and more.