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how would i clean a old shaggy rug?

i have a old rug its a shaggy type rug that i got when my great grandfather passed away and im not sure what year its from all i know is that its way over 20 years because he had it when i was born, and it was old then. i want to know what i can get to clean it with out it messing it up, right before he passed away he had put it in a box out in his barn and it smells its not really dirty it just smells and i've tried many things and all they do is just cover up the smell for a little while, if anyone know how i could get it cleaned please let me know, thanks


What is the rug made of? Is it like a sheepskin... or is it like normal carpet but with really long yarn? that will make a huge difference in how you handle the rug. Response to Additional Details: First try to hang it out where it can get some good air circulation but is protected from weather. After a couple days see if the smell has diminished. Otherwise, go get some Bissel Deodorizing Carpet cleaner and give it a good going over with a carpet shampooer. The best kind of shampooers look similar to an upright vacuum cleaner with a beater bar. It sort of does a wet, scrub, suck thing.
Aug 23, 2017
It is dirty and really smells. You need to lay it out on the ground and shampoo the living snot out of it. Rinse it off and do it again. After a few workouts of doing this it will be fine. Unfortunately, when you are done you will ask the question, Why did I do this? Why didn't I just throw this away? This rug sucks and it still smells.
Aug 23, 2017
I would phone a professional carpet cleaner. Some of them come and pick up your carpet and bring it back afterwards.
Aug 23, 2017
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Aug 23, 2017

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