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Wool Carpet Care

Wool Carpet Care Tips

 

Wool carpets are beautiful, but they require a little extra care in order to look and feel their best. Follow these tips and suggestions from Meridian Chem-Dry – Olympia’s wool carpet care experts – and you’ll be well on your way to keeping your investment beautiful for years to come:

Vacuum Frequently – The most important thing you can do to protect your wool carpet is to vacuum frequently. In addition to keeping your floors looking tidy, regular vacuuming will keep dirt and grit from grinding your wool carpet’s fibers.

Choose Proper Vacuum Settings  –  Different types of wool carpets require different vacuuming approaches: For cut pile carpet, your best bet is to use an upright vacuum with a beater bar. For loop-pile (Berber) carpets. a suction-only vacuum will be your best bet to avoid creating unsightly fuzz.

Keep Cleaning Supplies On Hand – Immediate attention to any drops or spills is particularly important for wool carpets. With that in mind, you should always have paper towels or absorbent cloth on hand; you’ll also need wool-friendly cleaning solutions at the ready. Ask us about our Wool Safe® products – they’ll help you keep your carpet looking good between scheduled cleanings.

Avoid Silicone Stain Repellents – These stain fighters are not designed for wool carpets, and will actually attract the stains you’re trying to keep at bay. Be sure to confirm that any stain repellents you use are safe for wool carpeting before you apply them.

Guard Your Entryways – Capturing dirt and moisture before it reaches your carpet is always a smart move; placing absorbent mats at the entrances to your home will do the trick.

Protect High-Traffic Areas – Pay special attention to the traffic lanes in your home as well as the areas in front of your most frequently-used chairs. These areas are the most likely to become stained, and they may require more regular cleaning than the rest of your carpet.

If you live in the Olympia area, and you want to protect your investment in a beautiful wool carpet, call Meridian Chem-Dry today. We expertly clean wool carpets throughout Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Shelton, and the surrounding area.