How to Care For Wool Carpets
Most people believe that there isn’t a more luxurious carpet available than one that is made of wool. Not only do they tend to last longer, but they are great at reducing noise, warm, cozy, and do not produce static like carpets made of synthetic materials do.
How do you keep this huge investment safe and clean, though? I mean, you have spent a lot of money on this carpeting so, when you try to find Mobile Carpet Cleaning Services for it, you want to find a company that is well equipped to handle the job effectively.
Why would this be an issue? Well, many times, a cleaning company will care mostly about giving you a good result visually, making the carpet look clean. Because of this, they will choose to use a cleaning product with a high pH level. This will clean the dirt from your carpets quicker, but there are risks to this. For one, it could give your carpet chemical burns to the fibers with the higher pH levels. You may not be able to see the damage, but it is there. Secondly, the higher levels of pH can take the color out of the fibers of wool.
For the most part, the carpet cleaning company will probably not care so much about the actual fibers of the carpet, they just want it to appear cleaner to you. Many times, the main reason they use cleaners with a higher pH level is because their equipment is too weak to do the job it should do of extracting the soil. By using the pH soil strippers, it gives them the result they look for in the appearance.
This may leave you wondering if it is worth the risk to even hire a company to clean your wool carpets. Of course, that answer is completely up to you, but your carpets do need to be cleaned once or twice a year to extend their life. The best bet is to find a company that is listed as Woolsafe Service Providers and certified as a Woolsafe Fiber Care Specialist, like us at Carpet Cleaning Nurse's Touch. By doing this, you will be assured that the company knows how to care for your wool carpeting without causing damage to them. These specialists must go through intensive training and pass tests on what they have learned to receive their certification. They are taught everything they need to know about wool carpets and how to best clean them, and will bring that expertise to your home.