How to clean wool carpets?
Why should we clean wool carpets?
Wool carpets are much “tender” than synthetic carpets and some rough and too active cleaning actions could damage the integrity of the fibers. That is why it is necessary to use the most delicate means and methods for cleaning them.
The method for cleaning the wool carpets with snow is extremely appropriate in this case but under the condition that you take care for the perfect drying after that.
You also have the help of the so-called dry powder for cleaning wool carpets at home. It is applied directly on the carpet and is left to stay there for 1-2 hours. After that it should be gathered with the vacuum cleaner. The good thing here is that carpet could be used immediately after that. Those of you who already have the experience in drying a wool carpet will appreciate the advantage.
In case that you do not have this special dry powder for cleaning, you can use baking soda. The principle of the action is the same, as well as the result. And there is another plus – baking soda is completely natural means and like all eco carpet cleaning products it will not cause any allergic reactions.
But you think that you will not avid the necessity of washing when you clean wool carpets? Then you should have in mind that wool carpets should always be washed in cold water. Cleaning preparations or carpet cleaning products that will be used should be easy for rinsing out. At drying, the best variant is to hang the carpet.
An ammonia solution will also help you for washing the carpet, and it will do it even better than the chemical means. You should dissolve 2 tablespoons of ammonia into 1 liter of water. Use a hair brush (because it is harder) – dip it into the solution and spread it on the carpet. Dry with a dry cloth after that and leave it to dry.
How to remove stains from wool carpet?
Hot water with cleaning preparation against rust
You can treat the spot by spreading a cleaning preparation over it. But if you do not have one at the moment, you will also achieve a good result from using alcohol, perfume or cologne. They are washed only with water.
Ammonia in a ratio of 1 teaspoon and 1 liter of water for cleaning stains of wine, coffee, tea, cocoa and fruit juices. In addition, this solution will bring back the colour of your carpet, it will refresh it and give it shine.
Citric or acetic acid, fresh lemon juice– they can successfully treat a stain of ink or pen. When you clean the wool carpet, wet the area well with the sore liquid and wash it after that with a solution of water and soap.
Important! Just like any other activity, carpets cleaning requires following specific requirements. The most important is to rub only in the direction of the fibers. Another peculiarity is not to forget that you should always test the action of each preparation (or homemade means) on a small and hardly visible place on the carpet. In such a way you will know in advance the result that you will get and you will avoid a bunch of negative consequences that one inappropriate preparation could have over the carpet.