Wool is a widely used natural fiber in carpeting. Many people prefer natural wool carpets and rugs over synthetic ones because wool carpets do not only create incomparable natural comfort in their homes, but they are also easy to maintain.
Wool carpets will last longer and look better if you know some basic rules for carpet maintenance.
The first and most important maintenance step for all types of carpets including wool carpets is proper and regular vacuuming. It is recommended that you vacuum thoroughly at least once a week and more often in heavy traffic areas. By doing this, you will ensure that soil and dirt particles are removed before they become imbedded into the pile of the carpet. To protect the carpet from being damaged by often vacuuming, the head of the vacuum cleaner should be adjusted in such a way that the brushes barely touch the surface of the carpet. It is also important to move the vacuum cleaner slowly which will allow time for the vacuum to remove soil. Before commencing vacuuming, make sure that the dust bag is not more than half full to achieve a good suction potential.
Immediate Stain Removal
Dirt and grime accommodates into wool carpets faster than they do on any other fabrics. Wool carpets are also less resistant to stains and spills. To preserve the beauty of your wool carpets or rugs for longer, it is crucial to deal with stains quickly in order to prevent them from setting into the wool fibers and becoming permanent stains. There are several stain removal methods depending on the stain origin. Before trying any stain removal solution, check the steam allowance for you particular carpet to make sure that stain removal procedures will not remove the dye.
Applying carpet stain protector on your wool carpets is a good idea as it provides a protective fibre treatment to reduce problems with soiling and staining. These treatments are in most cases very effective in protecting your carpets and rugs. However, you should bear in mind that the protective layer created by the carpet protector is not permanent and will eventually wear off. That is why, immediate stain removal and regular carpet cleaning is always required.
Regular Professional Carpet Cleaning
Even if you vacuum your carpets and rugs regularly, particles of soil, dust and grime still accumulate causing dulling damages. That is why, it is recommended that you use professional carpet cleaners approximately every two years. Before you choose your carpet cleaning company, it is worth investigating whether the carpet cleaners are experienced with maintaining wool carpets. Regular professional carpet cleaning will ensure not only complete dust and dirt removal, but also entire carpet sanitation.