Cleaning a wool carpet is best done outdoors where it can be soaked down with the hose, scrubbed with soapy water and allowed to dry completely. Shampoo a rug a few times a year with information from a professional house cleaner in this free video on housekeeping.
Hi I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to clean a wool carpet. If it's a big wool carpet you want to wait until it is nice outside like it is today, a good time to do this is in the Spring and in the Fall. So what you want to do is just get a bucket of warm sudsy water. You can make the water sudsy by using a mild dish soap like I've used or a really mild laundry detergent. Woolite works great or if you want to use liquid Ivory soap, you know just something that is very gentle on wool. So obviously first you want to wet the rug or the carpet down with the hose and once you have saturated it just grab a sponge and get to work. You may be tempted to use a brush to scrub your wool carpet with. This is probably not a good idea because the brush tends to catch in the wool and it can really damage it, it can really pull the wool from the carpet and be very very damaging so use a sponge. If you think you need the water to be a little more soapy add more soap. Just do this from top to bottom. If you have a clothes line it may be easier and if you have a larger wool carpet you may want to lay it on the ground and use a mop to actually scrub it with but I like to use my hands I think it does a better job so that's why I use a sponge. Once you have washed it with the sudsy water you want to rinse it off really well until there are no more bubbles. If you do this correctly you only have to do this once or twice a year at the most and you'll have clean rugs in your house. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you clean a wool carpet.
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