Cleaning & Care
To make sure your wool carpet keeps its good looks as long as possible, it is essential to maintain a regular schedule of vacuum, periodic cleaning and immediate removal of spillages to prevent carpet stains. Prompt action is important in order to avoid the spillage penetrating the pile fibers and becoming fixed. Therefore, a daily check of the carpet is recommended.
A great aid for maintaining your carpet is a stain removal kit. This kit which you can make on your own, should contain the following items.
- A Carpet shampoo for removing water based stains
- A solvent for removing greasy stains
- A Chewing gum remover (freeze or solvent type)
- Special stain removers for ink, fruit juice, coffee, etc.
- White paper towel for mopping up spills
- Small sponges for applying shampoo, solvents, etc.
When spills occur, it is important that they are cleaned up immediately! Here is a guide to help make your job easier.
- Scoop up solids with a knife or spoon.
- Blot up Liquids by applying pressure with paper towels.
- Determine method of stain removal from the chart.
- Before treating stains, test treatments on an inconspicuous part of the carpet for possible color change.
- With a blotting or dabbing motion, work inwards from the edge of the stain to prevent it from spreading.
- Do not rub carpet pile during the stain removal or rinsing stages.
- When attempting to remove stains, ensure that the carpet is dry before proceeding to the next step in order of treatment.
- Rinse by applying clear, tepid water using a clean cloth or sponge.
- Once the stain has been removed, blot up moisture by aplling pressure with white paper towels.
- Do not walk on carpet til dry.