How To Maintain Wool Carpet

Posted on: 27 July 2017

Wool carpeting is becoming a popular choice with homeowners. This is because wool is non allergenic and naturally deters the growth of bacteria and dust mites. This is perfect for those who suffer from allergies or have breathing problems. If you are looking to purchase new wool carpets, you may wonder how to care for them. Here are the steps involved in caring for your new wool carpets.

Preventative Care

One of the ways you can maintain your wool carpets is throughout preventative care. Place doormats by your doors to prevent people from dragging dirt and mud through your carpets, or have people take their shoes off. Request people do not eat or consume drinks on the carpet as well to prevent stains. Preventative care will help keep your carpets a bit cleaner.

Frequent Vacuuming

Despite your best efforts through preventative care, carpets still get dirty. As such, they need to be vacuumed often. Wool is no exception. Wool floors should be vacuumed based on the traffic in your home. Some people vacuum them daily while others vacuum them weekly. Frequent vacuuming removes dirt and dust that may otherwise become embedded in your carpet.

Cleaning Spills

If someone does spill something on your wool carpet or there is a stain, you will want to remove it quickly. When you have wool carpets, you should not use traditional carpet cleaner. Instead, opt for a product designed for wool carpets or wool fabrics. Dab at the stain with a white cloth dampened in cool water to prevent dye leakage and then use some of the wool cleaner. Never use hot water to clean wool, as it can shrink the fibers. Continue dabbing until the spot lifts.

Professional Cleaning

The last tip for maintaining wool carpets is to have them professionally cleaned. You do not want to have your wool carpets cleaned more than twice a year, as deep cleaning is rough on wool fibers. If at all possible, you want to shoot for having them cleaned only once a year. Professional cleaning helps to remove embedded dirt and lift stains you cannot remove on your own.

Wool carpet is available in a variety of colors, textures and carpet pile types. If you are ready to have yours installed, a carpet installation service can help you get the wool carpet you select installed in your home so you can begin to reap the benefits of having wool carpet. 

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