Caring for Your Wool Rugs

Wool rugs can provide excellent wear for years, as long as you treat your rugs right. By using our tips for the best wool rug care, you can keep your carpets looking great. A few of the things you can do to protect your rugs and extend their life:

1. Vacuum regularly with the right attachment.

Dirt can get ground into your wool carpet because of the loose construction. In fact, even when your rugs do not look dirty, they may have dirt and dust that you cannot see. A wool carpet can hold up to a pound of dirt per square foot before looking dirty. When this happens, the particles can cause friction and wear on your rug’s fibers. You should go over the area at least once a week, more for high traffic areas. When vacuuming, do not use the rotary brush on loop pile rugs, such as Berber. The yarn may get caught and fray. Use the floor tool to prevent damage to your rug.

2. Spot clean when necessary.

If liquid spills on your rug, add water and blog the liquid up gently. Do not use highly alkaline cleaning solutions, such as those that are ammonia-based. These cleaners can cause damage to the fibers of wool carpets. Wipe up liquids right away to avoid permanent stains.

3. Do not try to deep clean yourself.

Wool rugs should be washed about once a year. Your wool rugs, whether they are wall to wall carpet or area rugs, should only be cleaned by professionals. Wool carpets can absorb a lot more water than synthetic ones do, which means they can be hard to move around and hard to thoroughly dry if you try to go it alone. Call us for carpet cleaning in Littleton to keep your rug looking fresh.

We offer carpet cleaning with high quality tools like the Rug Badger and bring years of experience to the job. Get in touch today to learn how we can help your carpets last longer and look great.

Call us today at 720-344-2870 or use our online contact form to request your free estimate. Remember at A Personal Touch, “We don’t cut corners, we clean them.”

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