For covering nearly any floor in the home, many people prefer wool carpet options for the plush texture and the luxurious status it holds. It is extremely durable and can even last a lifetime as long as it is properly cared for and maintained when you invest in a high-quality wool carpet. Today, we at Steam Masters would like to elaborate on preserving your wool carpets.
Can Water Damage Wool Carpets?
Because wool is a natural fiber, when wool comes into contact with water, it will not shrink, stretch or become warped. With all carpeting options, excessive moisture can cause water damage though water can be used to treat spots. To the best of your ability, should your wool carpets get over saturated, it is important you expedite the drying process. Cover the area with a towel and place weight on top of it for period, open windows if the weather permits, place portable fans, and turn on ceiling fans. Extract the moisture if you have access to extraction equipment such as wet/dry vac. Call a professional immediately in the event the wool carpets should be victimized by flooding. Mold can potentially grow, the wool can become discolored, and foul odors can develop if the carpets remain wet for too long. Never use hot water or you can set the stain into the fibers when treating the carpet stains and spots stick with warm or cold water.
Best Wool Carpet Cleaner
Because not all detergents are safe, wool carpets require specific cleaners. Ensure it is safe for wool carpets when buying a carpet cleaner by always checking the label. Manufacturers recommend investing in a cleaner designed specifically for wool. Since it will disintegrate the fibers, never use any bleach (chlorine) or bleach-based cleaners on your wool carpets. Laundry detergent is not cohesive to wool carpets. With minimal dishwashing liquid soap solution for gentle removal, any grease or grime that comes into contact with wool carpets can be removed. Bio-enzyme cleaners are the perfect remedy for organic material stains. Always perform a patch test in an inconspicuous area to ensure the wool carpeting is not compromised, whether you use commercial product or a DIY concoction.
Wool Carpet Care & Cleaning
Daily, or as frequently as possible vacuum. Always vacuum before cleaning any spots, or if you do any deep cleaning yourself. With a white cloth and never rub, but pat or blot, treat spills immediately. Before the chance to absorb into the fibers and become a stain, get them remove as soon as possible. Because it contains a natural waxy coating that is designed to repel liquids, wool carpets are less likely they are to result in a stubborn or permanent stain. If it is given the opportunity to linger, a stain can still develop, so the sooner the spill is treated the better off the carpet is.
Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal & More in Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim & Huntington Beach California
Deep cleaning wool carpets can be tricky. To ensure it is done safely and correctly it is best to have a professional clean it 1-2 times a year. Have a professional take care of the stain as soon as possible if any stubborn stains occur and they are a challenge to get out. Call in the experts of Steam Masters and let our experienced team of professionals do the rest when you wool carpets are due for their deep clean.