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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cleaning Wool Carpet and Area Rugs

Did you know that choosing a wool carpet or rug for your home is both good news… and sometimes bad?

The good news is choosing wool, which is a high quality fiber but not really that popular because of the higher price, means your carpet or rug will last longer, look better and retain value. Also, unlike a synthetic fiber, wool will not retain a flame and  if it chars, it's fumes won't kill you.  That's why it's always  used to carpet cruise ships and airplanes.
The bad news is choosing wool means you won’t see as much dirt on it, and so you may not vacuum or clean it that often — which means your nice, wool carpet or rug may prematurely wear out.The reason why its fibers hide soils so well is that the fiber looks like a telescopic car antenna under a microscope. So it tends to hide soils in the graduations of the antenna like structure.   Why is that?

Most consumers base their cleaning frequencies on appearance. That can be dangerous for any carpet or rug, or any surface, for that matter. With wool, the physical makeup of the fiber has the characteristic of hiding dirt, especially those tiny, gritty particles that wear on the fibers. You might compare this to putting sand on a piece of Plexiglas and walking on it. The sand will act as an abrasive, damaging the surface.

While wool fibers may damage more quickly than other synthetic fibers, it prevents the build up of static

electricity since wool fibers  like to retain moisture.. 

What you should do is talk to us about professionally  cleaning your wool carpets and area rugs  based on frequency, not appearance. Over the last quarter century,  only a handful or companies has  had more experience that us in expertly cleaning wool carpets and area rugs. So give us a call since we are Hamilton, Princeton and Yardley's most trusted organic wool and area rug cleaner.   

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