Carpet Shedding Explained

Feb 16, 2023 | Carpet Cleaning

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Worried about the shedding of your carpets? Don’t fret! Immaculate Home Chem-Dry has experienced carpet cleaners that can assist you. We will give you tips on how to prevent future shedding, and explain why it may occur during the first few months of a new carpet. 

Is Carpet Shedding Normal?

Newly-installed carpets may shed a bit in the early stages of their life. This is especially true for cut pile carpets with spun yarns, wool, and shag carpeting. Although it can be annoying to see fibers around your home, this type of shedding should not affect the long-term performance or look of your carpet. After a few months of use, this shedding will start to slow down until it eventually stops.

If shedding continues or begins again at a later point, there could be something wrong with the carpet fibers or the quality of the fibers. You should contact the manufacturer to discuss this. Additionally, incorrect care of the carpet also has an impact on shedding. If you’re worried about prolonged shedding problems, you should consider this as a possible reason.

Prevent Carpet Shedding

Here are some tips from Immaculate Home Chem-Dry for caring for your carpet to prevent shedding and protect its lifespan:

  • Maintain a consistent carpet cleaning routine and don’t be too vigorous when cleaning.
  • Vacuum in the direction of the carpet to reduce wear and tear.
  • Put a throw rug in areas with high foot traffic to extend the lifetime of the carpet and limit premature shedding.
  • Get professional carpet cleaners in The South Bay and Orange County at least twice a year. This will help remove dirt that can cause damage to delicate fibers, as well as expedite the initial shedding process by clearing away loose fibers all at once. 
  • Consistent Commercial carpet cleaning in The South Bay and Orange County will ensure your office space looks professional and inviting.
  • With these steps, you can keep your carpet looking its best and stop it from shedding excessively.

How Shedding Affects Rugs

As well as wall-to-wall carpet, rugs can also shed fibers. This is usually caused by the shearing process that goes into making wool and silk rugs after they are woven. You can get rid of these loose fibers through mindful vacuuming and grooming with a beater brush or horse hair brush. If the shedding continues, you can take advantage of rug cleaning services from a carpet cleaner to remove loose fibers and make your rugs look fresh and ready for use.

Whether you have a new carpet that is shedding or an older carpet or rug that is starting to show signs of wear, our carpet cleaners can help. Get in touch with the carpet experts at Immaculate Home Chem-Dry in Orange County and the South Bay today by calling (714) 316-0686.


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