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Wool rugs are one of the smartest ways to beautify a home, but if you live in a home with animals or children you know how difficult it can be to keep them clean. These gorgeous additions are diverse in style, color, while being hypoallergenic. Wool rugs can deal with a lot of traffic, unlike silk or other materials, thanks to its durable fabric and long lasting life span. But it is important to try your hardest to keep these important investments looking their best. Living in a busy house with multiple people, pets, and frequent guests, can cause havoc on carpets, and often wool rugs are the answer to saving your carpets. These rugs beautify your home while protecting your carpet, but keeping them looking pristine can be difficult. How do you maintain its attractiveness and worth? We have the answers in three simple steps!
Shake Out Dirt & Dust Weekly
Every rug needs maintenance, even rugs placed in rooms with low traffic. Depending on material, treatment may vary, but it is best to start by shaking it out. 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 particles, and prevent them from getting encased in the rug’s fibers. Don’t panic if you get a stain. Read carefully the instruction labels from the manufacturer and follow the procedures that are outlined. If the stain remains, proceed to the next step mentioned below.
Gently Clean Spots and Stains
When beginning to clean stains, remember to start by using a gently approach. For instance, if you accidentally use too much water to clean the rug, it may leave water marks that can permanently damage it. Or you may be tempted to scrub the stain out of the wool fibers. 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. There is a lot you can do in between professional cleanings to combat stains.
Professional Cleanings are a Must
It is important to recognize when to call the experts. Professional cleanings are a must for any type of rug. If it be Persian, silk, or wool, your rug is an investment. It is essential to get it cleaned the right way to prevent any further damage and to eliminate all traces of stains. From pet stains, coffee spill, to dirty feet, many substances can deplete 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 Complete Chem-Dry of Lake Orion know the ins and outs of carpet and rug cleaning. If your wool rug is looking dingy and dirty contact them today to schedule a cleaning!