DIY cleaning can be a cost-effective and time-saving way to remove spots from your wool or other fine fiber rugs. However, it can be dangerous if the wrong cleaning solutions or techniques are used!
Here are a few steps to follow when you decide to try removing your own spots:
- FIRST AND FOREMOST: do not use any products that are not meant for wool fibers! These include: OXYCLEAN, Bleach, Hydrogen Peroxide, Resolve, Spot Shot, and a long list of others…
- Remove all residue on the spot – if there is any residual food or liquid left on the rug, try to remove it without rubbing it in further. A spatula is a good tool for food stuffs, or a clean towel for liquids.
- Blot the spots with a clean towel lightly dampened with water. Water is a great solvent that can loosen many common spots. However, it should not be used on silk or artificial silk rugs.
- If water does not remove the spot, keep it damp and call the rug cleaning experts at Cleanville!
The image shown is what happens when harmful cleaning agents are used to spot clean at home. The client used bleach and OxyClean on her wool rug and the result was color loss in those areas. Wool is a very sensitive fiber to oxidizers such as bleach, OxyClean, and hydrogen peroxide and they will most certainly cause damage to the fibers and remove color.
Any other questions can be answered at Our Rug Cleaning Service Page !