Skip to comments.Need To Find A Wool Carpet Cleaning Product
Posted on 06/08/2011 10:42:42 PM PDT by Lmo56
Need help finding a wool carpet cleaning product. Having trouble finding a brand.
My research shows it needs to be pH neutral [or close to it], should NOT leave a sticky residue, and NOT contain any bleach or dye.
I have found one product [Orbit ph Neutral Wool Carpet Cleaner] - but it is from the UK and can only be ordered from there.
Would like to find domestic manufacturer of a like product or domestic distributer for Orbit.
Any help appreciated !!!
Is it just a spot or a whole room?
Whole room - but I cannot use standard cleaner with the rented steam machine. Fibers of wool carpet do not stand up to regular cleaner.
Is that you, Bill Clinton?
C’mon, be nice - this is serious ...
I’ve been Googling and pretty much all I get is carpet cleaning businesses ...
My suggestion is to contact a reputable carpet cleaning company if this is a special carpet. I use Service Master for may rentals but I know they do specialty stuff like wool and burbers and the price is reasonable. I also heard a guy on Mark Levin’s radio program that had a nationwide carpet cleaning company that didn’t use chemicals. I forgot the name though.
Just a thought.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist. ;^) I don’t know NOTHIN’ ‘bout cleanin’ no carpets!
Carpet is my friend’s - I suggested a reputable pro, but she doesn’t want to spend the ducats. Would rather have me do it.
Wool carpet in great shape, regularly vacuumed, but this is first time it needs to be cleaned with machine ...
Now that there is spit up funny.
Try sprinkling a couple of boxes of baking soda over the carpet. gently sweep the soda into the carpet, then vacuum it up after letting it sit for a couple of hours without walking on it. The other trick would be use what one would use on a fine cashmere garment, minus water ... ever smell wet sheep?
Oh, s**t! You're getting married? Congrats!
Look, quit the crap ...
She is my 90 year old neighbor whose daughter I went to high school with committed suicide in her house 2 weeks ago. There is high velocity blood splatter [spray drops] on the carpet ...
Do a search on home remedies blood wool carpet cleaning. Although I seem to recall that Resolve Spray worked well on blood on our carpeting - but it is synthetic. Vinegar, peroxide, things like that.
The old gal may have an old container of Fels Naptha (sp?) laying around. Like my 93 year old mother “Don’t use too much - you can’t buy that stuff anymore!” I tried to explain because its a pretty bad cancer-causer, but at 93 who cares! (And it can’t be THAT bad as she’s been using it all her life.)
And condolences as you help your neighbor through a difficult time. I can’t imagine.
Like I said in my post - wool has specific requirements. I haven’t found but one product [from the UK] that fits the bill.
Don’t want to wait two weeks to get product ...
If this is too expensive, do more research at this site. It is very useful.
Blood spatters are tough. Especially in wool. The proteins in blood bind with the curly long-chain proteins in wool.
I've got an OD green wool sweater that was once soaked in blood that came clean (enough), soaking in woolite and cold water.
It still has a hole in it.
Some stuff sucks. Didn't mean to pile on.
They'll likely direct you to an enzyme product, and there are many varieties.
Sincere prayers and condolances to your neighbor. I couldn't even imagine....
I found this Quick N Brite http://www.quicknbrite.com/index.php (caution, they have a very loud video that starts up when you go to their site) stuck way back in my cabinet the other day when I was looking for something to clean a stain on my carpet, a stain I might add that I’ve been trying to clean for months now. Everything I tried before would make it a bit better but then the stain would come back in a day or so.
So I dragged this Quick N Brite out of the cupboard, it’s been there for 10 years at least, and amazingly, it cleaned the carpet completely. If you’re dealing with splatter, I’d take the Quick N Brite with a damp white terry cloth and work out each stain separately. A secret I’ve found is the push down twist motion (I do this with my foot sometimes) when cleaning. You may not need to use a carpet cleaning machine if you’re just dealing with spots.
However, I once had a wool wall-to-wall carpet that I cleaned with a regular carpet steam cleaner. However, and this was years down the road, I had to have the carpet restretched, don’t know if my cleaning efforts had anything to do with it. Restretching isn’t very expensive though.
And OMG, that poor woman, how is she holding up? And you, how are you doing? Was this completely unexpected?
Have you checked out Chemspec products? I haven’t used them but they’re supposed to be ph neutral.
Nature’s Miracle will get out pet urine and doggy throw-up stains from a wool carpet.
Depending on the amount of staining, you may want to figure out if it’s easier and cheaper to cut the carpet out and either replace it or put down cheap vinyl tile.
Spray it with cans of Spot Shot. Really great stuff to take out any stain I ever had. Usually available at Lowe’s or Walmart etc.
(Checking carefully for color fastness on a inconspicuous spot.)
Maybe you can borrow a Hoover carpet extractor?
Hoover makes a detergent that is safe for wool and silk rugs.
I mix it 3 ounces to a quart of water and mist it on the rug with a spray bottle. Then go over it with the brushes turning.
Let it sit about 5-8 minutes, then use the water extraction to get the soap and dirt out.
You don't want the rug too wet.
Best of luck.
Have you looked into “Host” brand cleaners. I did carpet cleaning with it years ago, and it worked well and safely on wool and expensive Persian rugs.
What I sell is the rug renovator with the rug
renovator foaming shampoo in my shop.
Any vacuum repair shop should have it or
can get it. Works on any type carpet, even
Oriental rugs. Hope this helps.
Personally, I would try cold water and Dawn dish detergent first. I would use a wet vac and that would remove the water immediately so it didn’t spread even more. Please accept my condolences on the death of your friend. I can’t imagine what this 90 year old is going through. Although I don’t need to know details, if there was a tremendous amount of blood, I would be more concerned with pathogens etc... and removal may be necessary if that is the case. You are very kind to help out your neighbor.
I would think you could use just the steamer without any cleaning product at all. Best thing would be to spot clean any areas that need it and use the steamer over everything.
Try it in one small area you wouldn’t notice first tho to make sure the dye would be okay with it.
OTOH the carpet has potentially been treated with something to prevent moths or mold and you might be removing that.
If it’s blood, I’m not sure anything will remove the stains.
When it comes to spot-cleaning carpets, though, we’ve found something that has worked 100% of the time is Dawn used in a Bissel Little Green machine. We’ve bought every carpet-specific concoction in the stores, but they’ve only been partially effective.
Now I dilute the concentrated blue Dawn with water to where it can be sprayed easily. I spray the area(s), wait about a half-hour, then spray LOTS of water. Then use the machine to suck the stuff out. Since Dawn is still so concentrated, suds collect in the machine for a while. Keep spraying with water, then vacuum it out, as many times necessary until no more suds.
It works for us with misc. stains — especially pet-related. Never tried with blood, but a new carpet might be in order.
Suggest you contact JonDon at this numberL 1.800.400.9473.
They are a national supplier to the carpet cleaning industry and will be able to help you.
Could tell you out of my own pro experience, but it’s 25 years out of date and the products I used are probably not available anymore.
Dish detergents will most definitely leave a residue.
Feel free to freepmail me for more specific suggestions.
have you tried a shop vac and Woolite? It won’t get red Koolaid stains out, but it’s gotten about everything else out, and it’s cheap to try. Might also use Oxyclean, before or after the Woolite, and with the shop vac. I’ve had good success with Oxyclean on blood stains.
mix up a gallon or so with cold water, spray it on, scrub it in with a brush, vacuum it out, and respray & vacuum with clear water a few times to get the residue out.
I’ve got some wool/cotton hand & machine-made Turkish carpets, acquired in the mid-80’s, and have raised three kids, and several dogs and cats, on them.
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