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Cleaning Wool Rugs

Wool rugs are one of the most luxurious and beautiful investments you can ever have for your home. Made up of natural fibers, to own and maintain a wool rug requires a combination of regular care at home, and professionals that have the training to handle and clean these delicate rugs with extra care. While the frequent vacuuming and spot cleaning is required for every day maintenance, professional cleanings are recommended annually, to give your wool rug that special degree of deep cleaning it deserves, keeping it in excellent condition.

Wool rug cleaning

Vacuuming Wool Rugs

When dust, dirt and other debris rub against the fibers of a wool rug, they can cause significant damage. Therefore, it's important to use a high-quality vacuum in order to remove all debris regularly. Treat your wool rug as you would treat regular carpeting, and be mindful that in the first few years, your woolen rug may shed extra wool fibers left over from weaving.

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The extra fibers give the rug a fuzzy appearance, and should be dealt with a few times each week. To keep your wool rug looking stunningly gorgeous, here are some other tips:

  1. Vacuum height should be set to high so that the rotating brush can't excessively agitate the rug. If the rug is agitated too much, it will damage the wool fibers and lead to pilling - or even shrinkage.
  2. The brushes on the beater bar should gently touch the rug during vacuuming. Brushing will help in effectively removing deep down dirt, but it won't agitate the fibers too much.
  3. For more effective suction, keep the vacuum bag or canister less than half-full.
  4. Move the vacuum in a 'V' path instead of back and forth, in a straight line. Just alternate the direction of the vacuum's path, since it prevents the soft fibers from being crushed.
  5. Don't forget that you can turn the wool rugs upside down and you can also vacuum the back as well.

Professional Cleaners

Annually, wool rugs should get a thorough cleaning in order to remove the grime and dirt that vacuums can't get to. This brightens up the rug, giving it a brand-new appearance, and it will prolong the life of your wool rug.

Wool rug cleaning before and after

The wool tends to absorb more water than other synthetic fibers, making them a challenge to dry and (in the case of area rugs) may be heavy and difficult to maneuver. Additionally, there are carpet cleaners that may have too much alkaline for wool fibers to handle. The cleaner that you use needs to be at the right pH levels so that your wool rug won't be stained brown.

It's important to note that carpet manufacturers recommend that you take your wool carpet for professional cleaning every 12 to 18 months; though if you have indoor pets, have children who tend to spill sticky substances on the carpet, or if there's any oil or dirt being tracked into the house, you may need to have it cleaned more often.

Choose Us For The Best Cleaning Experience from All American Cleaning

When your rugs are thoroughly cleaned in a way that doesn't damage any of the precious fibers or colors, you can count on us. Whether your rug has been damaged by staining, fire, water, or even a combination of all of these, you can be sure that All American Cleaning will know what to do. We have 24/7 premiere services so you can be sure that your rugs and other restoration needs are in excellent hands. If you're living in Southeast Idaho, or in the surrounding area, make sure to call All American Cleaning by dialing 866-707-8006 or by visiting our contact page. We also offer other kinds of services that include every surface of residental or commercialized property. We also have carpet cleaning services, and many more.