How To Take Care of Wool Rugs

Sep 2, 2014 | Carpet Cleaning

A wool rug can be one of the smartest investments you make when beautifying your home. These gorgeous additions are diverse in style, color, while being hypoallergenic. Because of their durability, they can handle a long lifetime of traffic, unlike other more gentle materials like silk.

If you live in a busy house with multiple people, pets, and frequent guests, a wool rug may be one of the smartest investments you’ve ever made. While these rugs help to beautify your home and protect your carpet, they can be difficult to maintain. How can you maintain your wool rug’s attractiveness and worth? We have the answers in just a few steps!

Shake Out Dirt & Dust

Even if your rug is placed in a room with low traffic, every rug needs maintenance. Rug maintenance, of course, depends on the material of the rug, but a good way to start with your wool rug is to just shake it out. It is best to get into the habit of shaking your rug once a week. By doing this you are able to remove most of the dirt and dust, and prevent them from getting encased in the rug’s fibers. Don’t worry if you notice a stain on your rug while shaking it. Read carefully the instruction labels from the manufacturer and follow the procedures that are outlined. If the stain remains, continue to the next step below.

Use a Gentle Hand When Cleaning

There are quite a bit of handy tips you can use to avoid stains and protect against them between professional cleanings. We recommend starting by using a gentle approach. For instance, if you accidentally use too much water to clean the rug, it may leave water marks that can permanently damage it. You might be tempted to scrub the wool fibers to remove the stain. This also may cause more problems than it solves. Instead, take a little bit of warm water and wool-safe detergent to the area and spot clean, brushing the detergent/water mix in a gentle back and forth motion. Follow this by adding luke warm water to eliminate any soap that remains.

Remember, any type of rug requires professional cleanings. Whether it be Persian, silk, or wool, your rug is an investment, and we want it to last. It is essential to get it cleaned the right way to prevent further damage and to get rid of all stains.

Call the Professionals at Southside Chem-Dry

From pet stains, coffee spill, to dirty feet, there are a lot of grime and spills than can instantly decrease the value of your rug. Doesn’t it make sense to put your trust in the hands of a professional cleaner who insists on doing a natural cleaning process? The professionals at Southside Chem-Dry know the ins and outs of carpet and rug cleaning. Call us today if you’re ready to remember what your wool rug looked like when it was at its prime.


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