Being perfect for covering nearly any floor in the home, wool carpet is a great option for the plush texture and luxurious status that many homeowners enjoy. Being extremely durable, it can even last a lifetime as long as it is properly cared for and maintained. High-quality wool carpets are worth the investment. To help you better preserve wool carpeting, we at Carpet Care 2000 have some recommendations.
Wet Wool Carpets
Being a natural fiber, wool will not shrink, stretch or become warped when it comes into contact with water. Like all carpeting options, excessive moisture can cause water damage to the carpets, padding, and even subfloor. But you should use water first to treat spills and spots. To prevent any oversaturation, be sure the wool carpets are dried as quickly as possible. Cover the area with a towel and place weight on top of it for period, and if weather permits, open windows and implement any floor and ceiling fans to expedite the process. You can also extract excess moisture, should you have access to extraction equipment such as wet/dry vac. Call a professional immediately if the wool carpets should be victimized by flooding. Foul odors can develop, wool carpets can be discolored, and potential mold growth can occur if the carpets remain wet for too long. Also, never use hot water or you can set the stain into the fibers when treating the carpet stains and spots stick with warm or cold water.
Wool Carpet Cleaners
Because not all detergents are the same, wool carpets require specific cleaners when water is not enough. Always check the label to ensure it is safe for wool carpets when buying a carpet cleaner. Designed specifically for wool, be sure to follow manufacturers recommend investing in a cleaner. Because it will disintegrate the fibers, never use any bleach (chlorine) or bleach-based cleaners. Also, laundry detergent is not wool carpet friendly. Without fading the wool’s colors, peroxide can generally take care of stains for tough stains. With minimal dishwashing liquid soap solution for gentle removal, any grease or grime that comes into contact with wool carpets can be removed. Enzyme cleaners are best to remove stains caused by any organic materials. To ensure the wool carpeting is not compromised, always perform a patch test in an inconspicuous area, no matter if you use commercial products or a DIY concoction.
Treat Stains & Vacuum High Pile Wool Carpets
Wool carpets should be vacuumed daily or as often as possible. Vacuum before any deep cleaning. Only blot spills immediately with a white cloth. Before the chance to absorb into the fibers and become a stain, remove the spots. Because it contains a natural waxy coating that is designed to repel liquids, wool carpets are less likely they are to result in a stubborn or permanent stain. Even if it is given the opportunity to linger, a stain can still develop, the sooner the spill is treated the better off the carpet.
Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
Deep cleaning wool carpets can be tricky. To ensure they are done correctly, it is in your better interest that your wool carpets are cleaned by a professional 1-2 times a year of more so. Also have a professional take care of the stain as soon as possible if any stubborn stains occur and they are a challenge to get out. Call in the experts of Carpet Care 2000 and let our experienced team of professionals do the rest when your wool carpets are due for their deep clean.