How to Care For Wool Carpets In Four Easy Steps
Don’t you just love wool carpets? The soft fibres under your feet, keeping everything warm and snuggly, especially in the winter months.
Wool is a great material for carpets and has been popular for thousands of years. It’s sustainable (good for you eco fans!), it takes dyes well so you can have all kinds of colour options, and it’s a hard-wearing fibre is relatively easy to maintain. You just have to be willing to put the effort in!
Why It’s Important to Maintain Wool Carpets
Like any fabric or fibre, wool has its limitations, and if you want to keep it in the best condition possible, you’ll need to make sure you look after it throughout the years.
Don’t worry though, wool carpets aren’t hard to maintain, and many of our carpet cleaning customers in Sussex have had their carpets down for many years. They all still look in fantastic condition!
We’ve pulled together some easy to follow steps that will help you to keep your wool carpets in good condition.
Vacuum Twice A Week
No one likes vacuuming. Well ok, we do!
Getting the vacuum out twice a week will help to keep your wool carpets in great condition by gently lifting off dirt and debris before it has a chance to bed in and cause more damage.
Our Sussex carpet cleaning customers tell us that one of the biggest reasons they need to replace their carpets is because they just can’t get them clean. After years of dirt and debris being pushed into the carpets, even a professional cleaner will find it hard to get them looking at their best.
A quick go over with a decent vacuum twice a week will ensure that recent dirt and dust is lifted before it has a chance to bed in and cause damage. If you really hate vacuuming, you could always get a smart vacuum to do the job for you while you’re out!
Clean Spills Fast
Red wine on white carpets, that’s the first thing everyone thinks about when they think about spills on carpets. Not only is it a great shame to waste good wine, but it will cause unsightly stains if it’s not treated immediately.
Many other things, aside from wine, can cause stains. From grass stains to mud, pet soiling, and even the kids ‘artwork’ like crayons and pen marks. We’ve seen it all, and the number one tip we have is to clean it up as soon as you see it!
Usually all that’s needed for a wet stain is to take up the worse of it with some tissue or a tea towel. We’d also suggest using a little bit of washing up liquid and warm water to gently dab the rest out.
It’s important not to scrub too vigorously when you’re cleaning up spills. Just dab with a damp but warm soapy dishcloth to remove the worst then dab with a dry tea towel to take up any excess moisture.
Allow your carpet to dry naturally rather than blasting it with a hairdryer, as heat can damage wool carpets.
Do Spot Checks Regularly
Maintenance of wool carpets is an ongoing thing. We recommend that you regularly spot check to ensure everything is in good working order.
When you do your twice-weekly vacuum, take an extra few seconds to glance over the carpet to spot any stains or areas of concern. Getting things fixed sooner rather than later will mean your carpet lasts longer.
Get A Periodical Professional Clean
Nothing beats a good deep clean when it comes to your wool carpets, and our Sussex based carpet cleaning team are always happy to tackle a new job. We keep your carpets in the best condition possible for the longest possible time!
We recommend getting a professional clean every year or so, depending on the traffic your carpet receives. If you live in a busy house with kids and pets coming and going, you may want to get a professional deep clean every six months.
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