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There are a couple of different options when it comes to wool rug cleaning. First, you can choose to do-it-yourself. For those who have the time and the equipment, this can be a great option. The second option is to hire a professional carpet cleaner who specializing in wool rug cleaning. There is no right or wrong decision, though you should weigh the pros and cons of each before making your decision.

Benefits of DIY

For those who want to DIY there are tons of benefits. Take a look at some of those benefits:

  • There is no waiting for an appointment, which, with some companies, can take weeks.
  • Money can be saved, if you own your equipment.
  • When you DIY you can be certain your wool rugs receive the delicate touch and care they deserve, something you never can tell when hiring a company.

Cons of DIY

Of course there are negatives to doing it yourself as well. Take a look at those.

  • If you do not know how to clean a wool rug you could actually damage or ruin the piece. This is really the most important thing to think about.
  • Wool rug cleaning takes time, and if you already have a tight schedule, finding this time can be difficult.

Calling in the Pros

Of course calling in a professional wool rug cleaning company also comes with both pros and cons. Some of the benefits that come along with hiring a professional company include:

  • Professionals know how to care for delicate wool. Chances are they handle the same task at least a few times per week, and they know each of the different types of wool rug by heart.
  • A professional company tends to do a much deeper clean; one that uses special cleaning materials and really gets all of the dust and dirt out of the wool rug.
  • You do not have to worry about finding the time to do it yourself when you call in a professional company. Convenience is a major benefit.
  • If you do not already own a machine the costs of hiring a pro versus renting a cleaner are about the same. Why not hand the dirty work over to someone else if the costs are the same?

As you can see there are both pros and cons to handling the job yourself as well as calling in a professional company. Ultimately the decision is up to you to make. Ensure that you weigh the pros and cons of all of your options before deciding what is best for your needs.

Before hiring a professional for wool rug cleaning in NYC , ensure that you compare companies and prices to get the very best deal possible on your needs. However, price is not the motivating factor here – your wool rugs could be damaged if you opt to DIY or use a company that is not knowledgeable or experienced. Ultimately, the care of your wool rugs should be in the hands of a professional who knows best how to safely get them 100% clean.


What our Client Say’s

Actor Alec Baldwin

Quality rug care is essential for the upkeep of any New York home and Haim Shemesh at Sunlight Fine Rug Care & Restoration does not disappoint. I highly recommend them!

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Gabriel J. Letizia, Ph.D

“Dear Haim,
It has been so very busy here, thank God, that I never had the chance to formally thank you for the absolutely beautiful job you and your team did with our rugs and sofa. I know when a job is superior and such is the case, much to my surprise, upon entering the apartment after you completed the work.

Thank you again – you will ever be our service provider etc…“

Sunlight Customer, Oriental Rug Cleaning

A few weeks ago, I had Haim Shemesh clean my sofa & I was very pleased. He was professional, the price was reasonable & my sofa looks brand new again!

Sunlight Customer, Oriental Rug Cleaning

I had Haim Shemesh from Sunlight clean all my area rugs. He did a fabulous job! They are all handmade Orientals and he took them to a place that soaks them in a tub and hand washes them the way it’s supposed to be done. They look so much better and brighter Haim came to my apt to give me an estimate, took the rugs, then delivered them back to me a week later. He even helped me set them back up, including moving furniture around to do so. Prices were very reasonable. I highly recommend doing business with him!

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