When I moved into an apartment on my own with real furniture, I was given a hand-me-down wool rug. When I first received it, the rug was beautiful – light, calm colors on an off-white background. I was amazed to have such a nice piece of décor in my new tiny apartment.
The rug was in a central area of the tiny apartment, right where all the foot traffic went through. It didn’t take long for it to absorb the dirt and odors of everything that came in contact.
So I decided to clean it with the carpet shampooer and used regular shampoo. But when it dried, it smelled awful and suddenly didn’t look as nice as it once did. It was very faded. I had no idea what I did, I just thought it was too dirty to get clean. Well, now I know that the soap I used probably caused the colors to run and the chemicals may have damaged the weave and fiber, which caused it to crumble in little bits daily.
It is important to have the right wool rug cleaning solution for your wool rugs or you will end up like me – with a once beautiful and expensive rug, now basically worthless. It is possible to have your wool rug look like new again, but you have to make sure you employ a carpet shampoo business that will use eco-friendly cleansers and use their experience to clean your expensive wool rugs without damage.