Your old college friends have planned to visit and you are rushing around trying to freshen up the place. As soon as you walk into the living room and turn your eyes towards the old woollen rug, you realise it could really use some care and uplift.
There are a couple of things you need to know about cleaning and maintenance of sensitive carpet fabrics. Our today’s article will show you how to clean and care for carpets made from wool and other sensitive fabrics.
When it comes to home décor, wool carpets are one of the most unique options available to homeowners. They protect wooden floors. They are soft. They are cozy. And they can brighten up any home with their vibrant colour and texture, making them a ‘must have’ work of art. Besides their artistic beauty and visual appeal, woollen rugs also proclaim high durable.
Nonetheless, like all other fabrics, wool has its downsides too. Due to their thick and dense nature, woollen carpets allow more room for soil, dirt, and dust particles to accumulate within the little crannies of their fibres.
So above everything else, first you need to vacuum your carpet. We know that we recommend this for all types of carpeting, but when it comes to wool, we can’t stress it enough. Start tackling your cleaning challenge by taking up the vacuum to your carpet. A strong vacuum should be able to pick up loose dirt and other debris which is not embedded deep within the carpet fibre.
But before you begin, there is something you should know about the relationship between vacuum cleaners and carpets. There are several types of vacuum cleaners available in
First of all, ensure that your vacuum cleaner is not equipped with a beater bar. And even if it does, make sure it can be turned off whenever you want. In sensitive carpet fabrics, the problem posed by beater bars is that they risk snagging on the shaggy fibres. This will cause the wool carpet to deteriorate prematurely, requiring you to replace an already costly piece before its due lifespan.
A handled brush attachment along with the vacuum cleaner can prove to be handy in cleaning. They allow you to clean the surface in a more careful and controlled way.
Once you are done with regular vacuuming, it’s time to bring the carpet outside. There is no need to explain why, we assume. You must have seen plenty of old movies to know what we are getting at. Hang the rug on a sturdy clothesline (or maybe a fence). Use a dirt beater if you have one, you will be able to see loads of loose dust fly off the carpeting. This is why simply vacuuming is not enough. Large amount of dirt particles get trapped and buried deep within the fibres of thick woollen carpet fabric.
When you finally bring the carpet back inside, vacuum it once again to pick up residue debris that you might have loosened with the beater.
You can also take your wool carpet cleaning to the next level by shampooing it. This will make sure that it is sanitised and free of bacteria. Grab a small bucket filled with cold water and mix suitable quantity of carpet shampoo in it.
Now, don’t just pour the entire solution on carpeting. Rather, soak a rag cloth with it and use it to wipe the carpet. Do NOT wet the carpet too much or it will take days to dry it completely. The key here is to clean one small portion at a time. Remember to wipe in the same direction as that of wool fibres.
Take another bucket of clean water and dab the entire carpet again. Then, blot the rug dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. You can also hang a wool carpet in sunlight to dry it faster. Or, you can rent air movers and dehumidifiers.
You can’t afford any delay when dealing with stains on woollen carpeting. The longer you allow a stain to sit on the sensitive fabric, the tougher it becomes to get rid of it. Sometimes, it might result in irreversible damage.
As soon as a spill occurs, the first thing you need to do is to blot the affected area. Don’t scrub the stain as it will only make damage worse by spreading the residue further.
Once you have blotted the carpeting, the next step is to sprinkle a substantial quantity of baking soda on the stained portion. Allow it to sit for 30 to 45 minutes, or better yet overnight.
Vacuum up the baking soda and you are done. That’s all you need to know in order to become an expert in cleaning woollen carpets.
In the next part of our article, we will be discussing how to clean and maintain some other carpet fabrics that are delicate and sensitive.
While having leather carpets can really spruce up your home décor, it’s not a reason to overlook the fact that leather carpets are way too expensive. Even so, for some people this proves to be just another reason to make sure their carpet flooring is well taken care of. If one gives leather carpets the proper care and maintenance that is required, they can serve you for decades.
First and foremost, use only those soaps and solutions that are specially made of cleaning leather fabric. A mild leather cleaning solution is most suitable for this task.
Mix the solution in a bucket of cold water. Now, soak a clean cloth or paper towel in cold water solution and use it to wipe the rug in spiral motion.
Have another clean cloth in hand to wipe up any excess solution flowing off to unwanted areas.
Allow the solution to sit for 20 to 30 minutes and then dry the carpet with a clean cloth or paper towel.
You can also rent air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the drying process.
Sisal is a type of carpet fabric made from the leaf of agave plant. Due to their unique characteristics, most of the agave plant used in making sisal fabric is imported from Eastern Africa.
In order to clean and maintain sisal carpets, you should use the methods listed above for cleaning and maintenance of woollen rugs. But one thing you would want to change is the shampoo. Buy a cleaner which is more suitable for sisal fabric.
If you really want to give your expensive and unique carpet fabric the best care available, call in professional carpet cleaning services to help you. Here are some reasons how your sensitive carpet fabric can benefit from professional cleaning treatment:
To lead with, professional cleaning services can increase your carpet’s lifespan multifold. The problem with dirt and soil is that if not cleared out frequently from carpet fibres, they act like sandpaper against soft fabric. Over time, this can tear away and dull the shine of your carpeting.
By hiring a Local Carpet Cleaners, your rug can get a deep cleaning that DIY methods can never even come close to. Professional carpet technicians are equipped with the latest tools and machinery to pull out contaminants from deepest corners of your carpeting.
The next benefit that you will get is safety. Believe it or not, but dirty carpets are more dangerous than pavement. The contaminants in a rug is made up of several layers of dirt, soil, and bacteria. This can trigger allergic reactions and wreak havoc on your health. The best way to ensure your carpet is clean and sanitised is to schedule periodical professional treatment.
Lastly, professional cleaning increases the aesthetic appeal of carpets. Feel the rejuvenation and say goodbye to old and dull carpet floor. The entire look and vibe of your home will be refreshed by hiring a professional cleaning service to deal with your carpet.
Carpet Cleanings Melbourne offers quick, effective, and reliable professional carpet cleaning and restoration services in and around Melbourne. Our trained technicians have more than 20 years of experience in this industry along with certificate of practice from the IICRC.
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