Minimising Wilton Carpet Shrinking

A feature of many brilliant period homes is the traditional style of Belgian Wilton carpet, famed for its lush appearance and its easy incorporation of many different designs and patterns.

Wilton carpet is also highly durable against even the toughest of stains and high foot traffic, and as a result, can be found in many hotels and public houses all across the country. However, they also have a tendency to shrink if the proper cleaning method is not used.

Breaking away from the seams, the shrinking effect can leave large gaps between the walls of your home and the carpet itself and can pose a hazard for the carpet should water be dropped in this area.

The team at Jena’s Carpet Cleaning have provided a few tips on how to minimise the shrinking effect of your wonderful period Wilton carpet, and how to maintain it as an essential feature of your wonderful home.

Ensure your Vacuum is Working to its Full Potential

A common cause of shrinking in Wilton carpets is the use of old or low-pressure vacuum cleaners.

These vacuums, whilst they may remove low lying dust on the surface of the carpet, aren’t capable of drying out moisture and can leave water in the seam of the carpet. This water, if not removed, can constrain the fibers of your Wilton carpet, and therefore provide a shrinking effect.

Replace your old vacuum with a new one or, if the pressure is adjustable, move the sucking pressure to the highest value it can reach.

Refrain from Using Water Based Cleaning Products

Carpet products generally come in two different types, either a foam substance or a water-based spray, and it is this spray that can possibly harm your Wilton carpet.

Again, overuse of these water sprays can create a buildup of moisture that will shrink the jute (backing) of your carpet.

Always try to purchase foam based sprays that can be vacuumed up after use. These foam products generally work better regardless, as they act as a shampoo for your carpet.

Hiring Professional Carpet Cleaners on a Regular Basis

There is no substitute for a professional, deep clean of your Wilton carpet, which can revitalise the great colours and overall appearance of its surface, and ensure the dreaded shrinking effect doesn’t occur.

Jena’s Carpet Cleaning has extensive experience in Wilton carpet cleaning, and can expertly target areas of concern, removing the possibility of shrinkage.

Customer Reviews
Jena's Carpet Cleaning
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I got my carpet repaired and steam cleaned today and it was a perfect job! The staff and Vic were very professional and polite. I would highly recommend this company. Thanks for the great job guys!!
Priscilla DeBattista
Priscilla DeBattista
11:08 08 Feb 20
Vic thank you for your efforts and outstanding work on my carpet cleaning and repairs. I highly recommend using Jena carpet cleaning services. Very professional and helpful operator! Thanks Vic
Dante Oriol
Dante Oriol
23:53 14 Nov 19
Very friendly and reasonably priced, carpet repair barely noticable and done on the same day!
Jade & Ben
Jade & Ben
02:27 31 Oct 19
I had to fix a carpet to get my bond back. I was a bit scared to give the job to anyone as my bond depended on it. Found couple of companies and got quotes from them, one was crazy expensive and another one very cheap (bit dodgy). Both companies with great rating and reviews on their very good looking websites. Then I found Jena's, we call the emergency number and Vic answer the phone. Next day he was repairing the carpet and it was an absolutely artistic job!!! He was very professional, quick, friendly and very good price.The real estate ask for his details as they were very impressed with their professional job. Thanks Vic, you are an artist!
Lilliana Sierra
Lilliana Sierra
03:03 16 May 19
Have tried another cleaner in Melbourne earlier and it was not up to the required standards. Vic was amazing and did a good job above my expectations. He has a wealth of knowledge and can clean multiple types of stains. Highly recommended.
Stephen Bennett
Stephen Bennett
14:23 15 Apr 19
We have just had our carpet cleaned through Jenas Carpet Cleaning. I must say they have done a fantastic job. The carpets looks fresh and cleaner than ever before. We recommend this company.
John Peterson
John Peterson
00:49 10 Apr 19
I got Vic from Google and he did an amazing job removing pet and wine stains from our carpet at a great price. My carpets now looks brand new. Thanks again, Vic.
Terry Lewis
Terry Lewis
00:52 02 Apr 19