Wool Carpet Care

Chem-Dry of Bellingham's Wool Wisdom

One of the most crucial areas of carpet maintenance in Bellingham is removal of spots and spills. It is important to tend to any stains or spills as soon as they happen and to keep cleaning supplies close at hand. Chem-Dry of Bellingham uses special professional cleaning technology designed especially for wool carpets.

Frequent vacuuming is a wool carpet's best friend.

  • An upright vacuum with a beater bar/brush is the best type for cut pile carpet. A suction-only vacuum may be recommended for loop pile Berber carpets to prevent excessive fuzzing. Vacuum cleaner dust bag should be changed when half full.
  • Exercise prevention maintenance by placing absorbent mats at the most frequently used entrances to your home. Change or launder when these mats become dirty. Filters in your heating and air conditioning systems should be changed regularly.
  • Periodically clean traffic lanes and the areas in front of frequently used chairs.
  • Keep absorbent cloth or paper towels and cleaning solutions on hand for quick response to spills and accidents.
  • DO NOT apply stain repellent treatments which contain any silicone as they tend to accelerate carpet soiling. (Some carpet manufacturers do not accept responsibility for complaints where such treatments have been used.) When having your wool carpet professionally cleaned by Chem-Dry, ask about our Wool Safe® products.