hi swimpy i knw u got a wool carpet i ll sugget you to do these steps to clean the wool carpet.Cleaning Solutions
You must be very cautious in choosing a cleaning solution for a wool carpet. It should be neither too acidic nor too alkaline, as the former may cause breakdown of the fibers or damage the texture, while the latter can cause browning of the fibers. A perfect cleaning solution for wool carpets should have a pH value close to neutral. It should not leave any sticky residue in the carpet, which can attract more dirt. The cleaning solution should not contain any bleach or dye. Select those which are specifically made for wool carpets.
Spilling and Staining
In case of any spill, act quickly and blot it up with a clean cloth or paper towels. Then use a towel dampened with lukewarm water to remove the substance completely. You can replace water with a solution of three parts of water and one part vinegar. This solution will not cause any damage to your carpet, but helps to dilute the stain. Blot the area continuously with dry cloth and never leave any wet spot. Avoid rubbing or scrapping the carpet for stain removal. This can cause breaking down of the fibers. Over wetting is also detrimental to your wool carpet.
Wool carpets can be maintained by removing dry soil through regular vacuum cleaning, but it may not remove the oily soil formed by cooking vapors and air pollution. It is very important to thoroughly clean the wool carpets, once every two years. It can be done at your home itself, but the help of professionals may be required for wool-safe dry cleaning. You can also go for dry compound cleaning, which can be done by yourself. In this method, the dry compound is sprinkled over the carpet, agitated well and then vacuumed to remove the compound with the soil and other dirt attached to it. Aerosol foam shampoos are available for cleaning wool carpets. It should be sprayed on the carpet and spread with a brush, before removing it with vacuum. One more method of cleaning wool carpets is called spray extraction cleaning, which is better done by professionals. In this method, a solution of warm water and detergent is injected into the carpet under high pressure, which enables the soil and other dirt to get suspended in the water. Then, immediately a high-suction wet-vacuum system is employed to extract the water.
Cleaning of wool carpets is not such a difficult task. It can be done with a little bit of extra care regarding cleaning solutions, heat, over wetting, etc. Regular vacuuming is the most important point in maintaining your expensive wool carpet for years.