Cleaning question: I am in a rental home, and the land lord left 2 carpet remnants for us to use. One is a narrow runner in really pristine condition, that I have moved to the sunroom entry off of the deck as we use that door often. This runner is vacuumed, and remains in great, like new condition. )ignore that it needs a fresh vacuuming!) It's a med. celery green silver color. It's twin piece is more of a rectangular door mat which the LL kept in the garage, used to wipe feet before entering the basement entry door from the garage.
It looks dark grey and is black in many areas. Frankly, I don't think she ever cleaned this door mat.I am remembering that years ago, my Dad removed wall to wall from our living room when we moved to a new home, and used that to cover firewood outside. The rain/snow aka the elements did an awesome job cleaning that old carpet. So, I have an experiment going on: the older kids recently cleaned the garage, and I had them place this carpet mat over the deck railing in back f the house. We've had 2 good soaking rain storms since. This is also a Southern exposure, so sunlight may help some. Would you add some dishwashing liquid and water that is scrubbed/rubbed in with a hand held, bristle brush to further move (hopefully) this cleaning experiment along? It's in a location where we can spray it down with the garden hose. I won't pay to rent a rug cleaner, and this is just a 20 or more year old scrap remant that has had a utilitarian purpose in the LL's home. It already looks better, but I feel it could be further improved. Thoughts?