Caring for your Wool carpet
The natural attributes of wool help keep your Wool carpets looking good for a longer period:
- The naturally scaly surface of wool makes it naturally resistant to soiling. The soil will be held high in the carpet pile where it can be easily removed by regular vacuuming.
- Wool has natural elasticity so it stands up to everyday wear and tear and resists unsightly crushing from the furniture.
- Wool has a natural protective outer layer that prevents water-based spills from penetrating the fiber, giving you time to blot spills up.
Combined with an effective maintenance plan, these natural attributes make it easy to look after your Wool carpet or rug.
All you have to do is follow the three simple steps set out below:
1) Stop the soil from accumulating
The first step to take if you want to properly care for your wool carpet is to focus on stopping the soil from accumulating on the carpet. This step will be achieved when you strictly leave all shoes out of the carpet area. If you have to tell your friends also to make it more effective then you need to do so. When you stop soil from shoes from getting into the wool carpet, you are sure of a carpet that is totally free from soil. Also, you can change the position of your furniture from time to time to allow the carpet to stay uniform throughout all areas.
2) Remove stains immediately
The next thing to be prompt in attending to on your carpet is the stain. Instead of allowing any spill or stain to stay on your carpet for long, address it by using a paper towel or any white material you find. Although all the stains will not be scooped out at once with a paper towel it sure would have reduced the effect the stain will leave on it.
Also, make sure that in the process of cleaning with the towel, you don't allow the spill to spread. After the first clean, use a dishwashing soap with about one cup of water to massage through that spot only. Maintain that spot in this process also. Then clean it off with a dry white cloth again before using vinegar to maintain the color of the washed spot. The removal is complete when new clothing is used to dry the spot after the vinegar has done its work. After this process, some people still use warm water to saturate that spot using a new cloth which is great for the total removal of any kind of stubborn stain.
3) Regularly Vacuum
The wool carpet loves the feel of a vacuum as it responds well to its treatment. If you don't want to spend more but want to achieve a lot, the vacuum cleaner should be your top choice.
It is important you vacuum every day to eradicate every dirt trapped in the fiber of your wool carpet. You might have to schedule the vacuuming based on the number of visitors to that area of your carpet. For places that are always accessed, do an everyday vacuum there. But, in less traffic area, twice a week will do just fine.
These three steps will help you regularly keep your wool carpet in good condition which in turn preserve the lifespan of the carpet. However, professional cleaning is still very much essential and DFW steam cleaning is the right cleaning team you need to do just that. Make a call today.
Three Dont's of cleaning your wool carpet
Are you wondering what you should never use together when cleaning your wool carpet? Then look at these three cleaning combo ingredients listed below that should be avoided strongly if you want your carpet to maintain its form.
1) Don't use Hydrogen peroxide with vinegar
Vinegar is popularly known to be a good disinfectant that works well to not just clean but help maintain the color on any product used. However, if it is combined with hydrogen peroxide which is also great for disinfecting surfaces, it becomes a disaster. The combination forms a very corrosive acid that would not only harm the carpet but the user. This acid is known to be a source of many ailments of which asthma is a common one. So, in a bid to clean your wool carpet, don't make the mistake of using both disinfectants at once.
2) Don't use Vinegar with baking soda on Wool
If you want to produce salty water, you can use a combo of vinegar and baking soda. But if you want to make a cleaning agent, don't bother combining these two because you will get a solution that is not effective for cleaning your wool carpet. Instead of mixing them, use them one after the other to achieve what you planned for as they work great when used singly.
3) Don't use Vinegar with castile soap o Wool carpet
These two aren't hazardous like the combo of vinegar and peroxide acid but they do not form the cleaning solution for your carpet. Why is that? The vinegar is an acid and the castile soap is a base, so the mix will produce a solution that is neutral which is not a cleaning solution. But, the vinegar as stated earlier can be used alone while the Castile soap comes after its usage.
These three don'ts of cleaning solutions combo will not be an issue of debate if you outsource your cleaning needs to a professional rug cleaning agency. DFW steam cleaning offers your wool rug cleaning with the right combination of ingredients needed to take the stain out and leave it fresh and new. All you need to do is to place a call through and be ready to have a properly cleaned carpet service that would be good for your carpet and space.