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Helpful Tips For Vacuuming Wool Carpet

When it comes to caring for your wool carpet, vacuuming is a crucial step. Regular and thorough vacuuming can increase its lifespan as build-up of soil and dirt particles can potentially damage carpet fibre. Regular vacuuming also helps to realign areas of disoriented pile from general wear. Having a well maintained carpet can make it easier to deal with spills and stains.

Our wool carpets also come with a Lifetime Soil Resistance Limited Warranty* and our Lifetime Food & Beverage Stain Resistance Limited Warranty*, giving you extra peace of mind for a future proof carpet in your home.

WHAT VACUUM TYPE IS BEST FOR WOOL CARPET?

The most common question people ask is ‘What type of vacuum should I be using on my wool carpet?’. As the wool carpet experts for 60+ years, here’s what we recommend to look out for when choosing which vacuum cleaner to buy. This applies to both cut pile and loop pile carpets.

PLAIN SUCTION HEAD VACUUMS ARE RECOMMENDED

Any vacuum that features a plain suction head nozzle is going to be a great option for your carpet as there is a reduced risk of damaging carpet piles when there are no rotating components within the nozzle. Choosing a vacuum with strong suction is also important, it is safe for your wool carpet and it pulls up soil and dirt that may be stuck in and around the carpet fibres. Strong suction ensures your carpet stays clean and well maintained.

REVOLVING BRUSH HEAD VACUUMS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED

Over-use of these heads can cause excessive frizzing and affect the tailored appearance of your carpet. This is why it is important to choose a vacuum with a plain suction head or the option to remove the revolving brush attachment.

HOW TO VACUUM YOUR WOOL CARPET

MOVE FURNITURE INFREQUENTLY 

Make sure to vacuum under and around furniture every three months. When dirt particles become trapped and accumulate in your carpet, it accelerates wear by grinding at the base of the tufts.

SLOW MOVEMENTS

When vacuuming, it is also important to move the vacuum cleaner slowly, to give time for the dirt to be shaken out and sucked up. Avoid excessive downward pressure on the suction head, which tends to flatten the carpet.

KEEP YOUR VACUUM MAINTAINED

To clean your carpet effectively the vacuum cleaner must be well maintained, and filters and dust bags must be changed or cleaned regularly. Tests have proven that a vacuum cleaner’s suction is greatly reduced even by a partially filled dust bag. Older vacuum cleaners may need to be checked. An electrically powered vacuum cleaner is much more efficient than a carpet sweeper.

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