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Wool Carpet Cleaning - Tips to Get Your Oriental Rug Cleaner

Sep 9, 2008
Wool carpets and area rugs are beautiful, expensive and they are the best quality carpets available on the market today. Wool carpets maintain the elegance and beauty of any room in your home and for many people they are also a status symbol that conveys wealth and good fortune. Caring and regular cleaning of your wool carpet can however, ensure that you get much more than your money's worth from your carpet. With regular cleaning and care, your costly oriental rugs and wool carpets can easily outlast you and become a family heirloom that will please and serve future generations.

When it comes to cleaning wool rugs and carpets, then a vacuum is your best friend. Vacuum your carpet at least one to two times a week and more if they get soiled more frequently. Do not wait for a carpet to start looking dirty before you vacuum. Even with frequent vacuuming you should get your wool carpets professionally cleaned every year to make sure they last longer and look good. If you make sure that any process the carpet cleaning professional uses is a low moisture system you will find you get better results with cleaning your wool rugs.

There are many naturally occurring qualities in wool that aren't in synthetic carpet fibers and this makes wool very desirable for home decorating. Wool is highly resistant to crushing or flattening. That makes it a great rug to use in high traffic areas in your home. Most inexpensive rugs are made from synthetic fibers like olefin or polyester and these rugs will crush down in just a short amount of time. In order to prevent uneven wearing of your wool carpets it is necessary to use carpet padding below your carpet. Also, it is extremely important to keep rotating your carpet every four to six months so that all sides get evenly worn and you don't get any unsightly traffic patterns.

Wool is the king of natural fibers when it comes to stains. The natural oils in the wool itself naturally repel staining. This means the wool is stain resistant not stain proof. When a spill occurs it is necessary to take action as soon as possible to remove the spill so there is no permanent damage. Use a tissue or blotting cloth to blot away as much of the spillage as possible. Make it a point not to rub it in, because this might lead to permanent staining.

Once the spill has been blotted up, use the right kind of wool carpet cleaner for the product spilled. Small carpet cleaning kits are available online and they often carry wool carpet cleaners for all kinds of spills. If you do not have the right kind of carpet cleaner with you at hand, then remember that most spills that contain oils ( e.g. shoe polish, creams, cosmetics, butter, salad dressings etc.) can be cleaned with dry cleaning solvent whereas food items and other non oily spillages can be cleaned with a solution of gentle liquid detergent in water. Brush the nap in the correct direction after cleaning and dry your carpet using a cool hair dryer.

Another great quality of wool carpets is that they absorb moisture that is in the air in a room. Wool rugs can actually hold 30% of their weight in moisture thus lowering the humidity in a room. This also reduces the static electricity in the rug.

When you use wool carpets in a wall to wall installation there is simply nothing more comfortable under your feet. They are soft and warm. There is a comforting cushion of luxury as it squishes beneath your feet. They make wooden floors warmer and stone floors more comfortable and are great over carpets to add a touch of luxury.
About the Author
Jim Thornton has been cleaning wool carpets for over 30 years specializing in the care and spot removal. Wool carpets require different cleaning agents to prevent permanent damage. For more information go to www.bubblesandsuds.ca
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