Can I use a Rug Doctor on my wool rug?


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Wool carpeting can be safely cleaned with the Rug Doctor using hot tap water in the machine. Do not use Rug Doctor machines or products on anything that states dry clean only. You can also clean the rug with a carpet shampooer.

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One may also ask, how much does it cost to professionally clean a wool rug?

The average cost of cleaning a wool rug is between $4 and $8 per square foot. The usual method for cleaning wool rugs is dry cleaning, as they will not be able to tolerate the heat from steam cleaning. For handmade wool rugs, it may be recommended that you hand wash the rug to make sure it is not damaged.

Secondly, what is the best way to clean a wool rug? Wool carpets are naturally stain resistant, which means that most stains can be easily removed using water and an approved spot cleaning spray. Even mud is easy to remove – simply let it dry and vacuum.

Besides, can you use Rug Doctor to clean rugs?

You can clean area rugs; however, you should remove them from any areas where flooring under the area rug can be damaged by water such as hardwood or laminate flooring. The best way to clean your area rugs is by taking them outside or to your garage on a concreted floor and cleaning them there with a Rug Doctor.

What happens if a wool rug gets wet?

When wool rugs and carpets stay wet for more than a day, they start developing mildew and with time this can turn into dry rot which if allowed to spread can destroy the rug to the point that it has to be thrown away. The rug cleaning professional can assess if the rug can be cleaned and if stains can be removed.

Should you steam clean wool carpet?

Because wool is a natural fiber, it tends to collect dust and dirt easily. … Professionals recommend steam cleaning your wool carpet every 12 to 18 months to remove the oily, sticky soil that your vacuum can’t remove. Keep in mind that because wool is an organic fiber, it tends to smell a bit like a wet dog when cleaned.

How much does it cost to clean an 8×10 rug?

Area Rug Cleaning Cost

Size (ft) Steam / Dry Clean Hand Wash
4×6 $35 – $120 $75 – $200
5×8 $60 – $200 $120 – $320
6×9 $75 – $250 $150 – $400
8×10 $120 – $400 $240 – $640

Can you power wash a wool rug?

Keep your power washer far away from that $20,000 antique Turkish rug. And I wouldn’t recommend that you do this with a natural fiber rug, like a wool or cotton rug. … After giving it an initial and very thorough washing, I mixed up some Palmolive Oxy dishwashing liquid in a bucket of water and poured it over the rug.

Can you clean a wool rug?

Wool rugs tend to be costlier than cotton or synthetic rugs, but they tend to last a lifetime with proper maintenance. Although it’s advised to have wool area rugs professionally dry cleaned for unyielding stains, cleaning wool rugs with a mild surface scrub about once a year is doable.


Hi, my name is Andres. Over the last 25 years, I’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of my friends and neighbors get the most sparkling carpets and rugs they’ve ever seen. In fact, many tell me they love taking their shoes off and rubbing their toes in the soft, fluffy carpet after they get the most thorough cleaning ever! They told me they wanted more… and I’m giving it to them!

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