Many folks enjoy the wool carpet options for the plush texture and the luxurious status that is perfect for covering nearly any floor in the home. When you invest in a high quality wool carpet, it is extremely durable and can even last a lifetime as long as it is properly cared for and maintained. Today, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to offer some tips and advice on how you should preserve your wool carpets.
Effect of Water on Wool Carpets
When wool comes into contact with water, it will not shrink, stretch or become warped, as wool is a natural fiber. Using water to treat spots and stains is ideal, but like with all carpeting options, excessive moisture can cause water damage. If your wool carpets get over saturated it is important you expedite the drying process to the best of your ability. Open windows if the weather permits, place portable fans, turn on ceiling fans, cover the area with a towel and place weight on top of it for period. If you have access to extraction equipment such as wet/dry vac, extract the moisture. If the wool carpets should be victimized by flooding call a professional immediately.
If the carpets remain wet for too long, foul odors can be produced, it can become discolored, and mold can potentially grow. When treating the carpet stains and spots stick with warm or cold water, never use hot water or you can set the stain into the fibers.
Wood Carpet Cleaning Instructions
Cleaning Detergents for Wool Carpets. Wool carpets require specific cleaners because not all detergents are safe. When buying a carpet cleaning, always check the label to ensure it is safe for wool carpets. Manufacturers recommend investing in a cleaner designed specifically for wool.
Never Use Bleach on Carpets. Never use any bleach (chlorine) or bleach based cleaners on your wool carpets because it will disintegrate the fibers. Laundry detergent is also not wool carpet friendly. For tough stains, peroxide can generally take care of stains without fading the wool’s colors. Any grease or grime that comes into contact with wool carpets can be removed with minimal dishwashing liquid soap solution for gentle removal. To remove stains caused by any organic materials, bio-enzyme cleaners are ideal.
Patch Test on Carpet. No matter which option you use, whether it is commercial product or a DIY concoction, always perform a patch test in an inconspicuous area to ensure the wool carpeting is not compromised.
Wool Carpet Care. Vacuum the carpets daily, or as frequently as possible. Vacuum before cleaning with using water or detergents for major shampooing if you do your own carpet cleaning. Tend to spills promptly with a white cloth and never rub, but pat or blot. Remove any spots before the chance to absorb into the fibers and become a stain. Wool carpets are less likely they are to result in a stubborn or permanent stain because it contains a natural waxy coating that is designed to repel liquids. So the sooner the spill is treated the better off the carpet is, but even if it is given the opportunity to linger, a stain can still develop.
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Providing the wool carpets with deep cleaning can be tricky. It is in your better interest that your wool carpets are cleaned by a professional one to two times a year of more so when needed to ensure they are done correctly. If any stubborn stains occur and they are a challenge to get out, have a professional take care of the stain as soon as possible. When you wool carpets are due for their deep clean, call in the experts of Carpet Care 2000 and let our experienced team of professionals do the rest.