When you choose a wool rug for your home, it is one of the most durable as well as beautiful choices you can make. They come in many patterns and vibrant colors. The durability of a wool rug cannot be beat. Part of the durability of a wool rug lies in the maintenance of it. If a wool rug isn’t cared for properly, you won’t be able to enjoy it as long. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry is here to talk about tips for caring for wool rugs to extend their lifespan.
Give Your Wool Rug a Good Old Fashioned Beating
The way that wool rugs are designed allows them to trap a decent amount of dirt and dust. The best way to remove this dirt and dust is with a good beating. If the weather is cooperating, take your rug outside and use a traditional rug beater to really watch the dust pour out of your rug. This dust is hard to remove completely with a vacuum and should be knocked out of it to really clean the rug. You should do this regularly to keep the allergens and dust out of your rug and extend its life.
Do More Than Just Vacuum Your Wool Area Rug
Once you have beaten the dirt and dust out of the rug, you need to take it back inside. Before you put it back in its proper place, vacuum both sides of the rug thoroughly. You should do at least three passes on both sides to really get the rug clean. This will help remove any of the particles that were loosened by the beating but didn’t completely come out. Aside from vacuuming your wool rug right after beating it, you should be vacuuming it on a very regular basis. This will help keep as much dirt and debris from getting trapped in the fibers as possible.
How to Deep Clean a Wool Rug
If you are planning to clean your wool rug on your own, a great cleaner to use is Woolite. You can find other products that are similar, but it needs to be cleaned with something that is specifically designed for cleaning wool. Do not soak your rug or allow it to get too wet as it will take an incredibly long time to dry and will be too heavy to take outside to let it airdry. Using a sponge, you should work to clean your rug in the direction of the nap and then do another pass with plain water to remove the cleaner that was used to remove staining. Before walking on the rug, it needs to be completely dry or dirt and debris will easily be tracked back on the rug.
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Cleaning a wool rug on your own can be a big job. If you aren’t up for the task, don’t hesitate to call on the professionals at Heart of Texas Chem-Dry to get your area rugs in Greater Dallas, TX like new again. Having your rug professionally cleaned will extend its life and keep it beautiful even longer. Call us today!