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Kmart shopper shares pictures showing the filth you never knew existed in your new store-bought rug

A woman has urged shoppers to always wash their new store-bought rugs after she was left disgusted by the murky coloured water following the deep clean.

The Australian shopper said she decided to ‘carpet wash’ her new $45 crisscross pattern rug after she was curious to see how ‘dirty’ it is.

‘I wanted to see how dirty they are from factory to home – I’m so glad I washed it, the water is disgusting,’ Sue wrote in a Kmart fan group on Facebook. 

A woman has urged shoppers to always wash their new store-bought rugs after she was left disgusted by the murky coloured water following the deep clean (pictured)

A woman has urged shoppers to always wash their new store-bought rugs after she was left disgusted by the murky coloured water following the deep clean (pictured)

‘I ran the vacuum over it first, like I normally do with new rugs, but also decided to carpet wash this one as well,’ Sue said.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Kmart for a comment.

To clean the rug, she used the Bissell Professional carpet cleaning solution, which retails at $24.95 at Office Works or Harvey Norman.

Many were shocked to see pictures but some suggested the brown water could be the result of extracted residue dye rather than only dirt. 

‘To me, that looks like dye, but still, gross!’ one person said online. 

The Australian shopper said she decided to 'carpet wash' her new $45 crisscross pattern rug after she was curious to see how 'dirty' it is

The Australian shopper said she decided to ‘carpet wash’ her new $45 crisscross pattern rug after she was curious to see how ‘dirty’ it is 

‘You’re taking a lot of dye out of the carpet, don’t be thinking that’s all dirt,’ another said.

A third added: ‘Those rugs never stay clean, so I totally believe you that it’s not just dye, it’s dirt’. 

Kmart sells a range of rugs made from faux fur, wool, cotton, jute and polyester.

The grey rug Sue purchased is made from polyester and recycled fabric, and the product description says to clean the rug according to the instructions on the care label. 








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