Wool carpets are an investment for most homeowners, as durable as they are, they are susceptible to damage and staining. Wool carpets can potentially last a lifetime with the proper care and maintenance. Below are a few tips and steps to preserve your wool carpets in healthy condition that we at Orange County Steam Masters would like to share.
Is Wool Carpet Easy to Clean & Care For?
Wool carpets require frequent vacuuming and it should be done daily. In the event you need to shampoo the carpets yourself, always vacuum before cleaning with using with steam cleaning or if you use cleaners. Treating spills need to be done with blotting and patting and use white cloth to treat the spills. Immediate action is necessary before the fibers absorb the moisture and become a stain. Designed to repel, wool carpets contain a natural waxy coating that are less likely to develop into a stubborn or permanent stain. The longer a stain settles the more difficult it is to remove, and the spill should be treated immediately.
Spot Cleaning Stains on Wool Carpets
Wool carpets need specialized cleaners not all cleansers are wool carpet safe. Protect wool carpets and make sure the label states it is wool carpet friendly. It is encouraged to use wool carpet specific carpets. The wool fibers deteriorate when bleach (chlorine) or bleach-based cleaners make contact, additionally, laundry detergent is not safe for wool carpets. Peroxide can often be used to effectively remove tough stains without fading the wool’s colors. With a minimal dishwashing liquid soap solution any grease or grime substances can be gently removed from wool carpets. Bio-enzyme cleaners are ideal for efficiently removing organic substances. To make certain that the integrity is not compromised no matter if you use a commercial product or a DIY concoction, always conduct a patch test in an inconspicuous area.
Moisture Impacting Wool Carpets
Wool carpets, being a natural fiber, moisture contact will not shrink, warp, or stretch. However, water damage can still occur differently with all carpeting materials, using water to treat spots and stains. To the best of your ability, liquid spills should be dried promptly. Utilize ceiling fans, setup portable fans, and if the weather permits, open up the windows. Over the top of wool carpets, put a towel and a weight to absorb as much moisture as possible. A professional is crucial in the event the wool carpets be impacted by flooding. Water damage continues to escalate, causing discoloration, pungent odors develop, and the growth of mold and mildew.
Carpet Cleaning, Stain & Odor Removal & More in Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim & Huntington Beach California
With deep cleaning being tricky on wool carpets and to better protect the interests of the wool carpets, be sure to invest deep cleaning 1-2 times a year for effective results. When you need your wool carpets deep cleaned, or have issues with stubborn stains, Orange County Steam Masters are readily available. Our technicians are more than qualified to take care of the wool carpets. We use advanced methods and equipment in tandem with premium products safe for your wool carpets. Contact us today!