There’s nothing more luxurious than wool carpets (or wool rich i.e. 80% wool / 20% Nylon), they are cosy, warm, excellent sound proofers and don’t suffer from static like synthetic carpets. They traditionally last longer too.
But what happens when – even after you have spent a LOT of money on these expensive carpets, that you seek the services of an ill equipped or ill educated cleaning company (or individual) who possibly has no morals too?
Why is this an issue I hear you say.
Well I’m going to be truthfull here, very truthfull – I may even upset a few people, but I’m afraid it just has to be said. You see some cleaners need to make an impact on the visual result of cleaning carpets – and so opt for a high PH cleaning product. This strips soil faster, but carries a very high risk of:
1. Chemically burning the fibre due to the maximum PH (14) – you can’t see the damage, but rest assured it will be.
2. Taking colour out of wool fibres
The cleaning company/individual more than likely isn’t going to be concerned about your fibres – so long as it looks ‘cleaner’. The other reason why they use these damaging high PH cleaning solutions is because invariably they will be using weak cleaning machines – that simply cannot extract the soils properly. This is why they have to be seen to get some sort of ‘result’ by high PH soil strippers.
So, is it worth the risk?
Well, that’s your choice – I cannot tell you what to do, but I do hope common sense prevails. With CleanPro, we are certified Woolsafe Fibre Care Specialists and Woolsafe Service Providers. This ensures that you receive a service that is designed to CARE for your wool carpets and not damage them. To become Woolsafe approved requires intensive training that demands a very high examination pass rate to become certified. Subjects like: manufacturing, dyeing methods, cleaning, chemicals, production aswell as a host of other wools related subjects are all important in knowing how to care for wool.