Basic Guide for Wool Carpets
With regular care, you can add years to the life of your carpet but no carpet lasts forever, or is 100% stain-proof. Follow these basic guidelines to keep your carpet at its best.
Properly maintained carpets enhance the appearance and atmosphere of interiors. To protect the investment made in your carpet and extend its life, it is important to clean it at regular intervals, rather than waiting until the carpet is heavily soiled.
Maintaining the beauty of your Just Shorn wool carpet is exceptionally easy. In fact, it’s a lot easier than most people think. Wool’s unique and complex fiber structure releases soil up to 25% more readily than synthetic fiber carpet. Furthermore, the natural resistance of wool fibers provides you with time to act as liquid spills stay on top of the pile longer, rather than seeping into the base of the pile and backing.
There are three basic steps to protect your investment:
- Vacuum regularly
- Remove spills immediately
- Professionally clean by hot water extraction
(for residential use, every year or two)
Prompt and immediate attention to any spillages or stains is paramount to avoid the penetration of the stain into the carpet fibers and pile and prevent potential discoloration and unsightly markings. Liquids (particularly hot liquids) must be attended to immediately. If allowed to cool or dry, the stain will be almost impossible to remove. However, care must be taken as haphazard attempts at spot removal can cause permanent setting of stain, pile distortion and loss of color.