If there is one item that you can find in more Canadian homes than any other, coast to coast to coast, in condos and cabins, houses and apartments, it’s a wool blanket. They keep us cozy on chilly winter nights, cover us during our couch naps, and decorate the easy chair.
As if that’s not reason enough for you to need wool blanket dry cleaning and restoration services, there’s a good chance that someone you know, someone near and dear, made that blanket with their own hands.
Why Dry Clean a Wool Blanket?
Whether it’s a 100-year-old family heirloom, or just your favourite, properly cleaning it can help it last. But, for a number of reasons, choosing a dry cleaning service is the best way you can give your wool blanket the love and care it needs.
Don’t Use Your Washing Machine & Dryer
Even if you use the gentle cycle, cold water, it’s not a good idea to wash a wool blanket in the washing machine. Machine washing and drying weaken the wool fibres, and that can lead to the same sort of damage that we needed to repair in Grandma’s blanket.
You can spot clean a wool blanket with a very mild detergent and cold water altering services. Soak the area that’s soiled, blot it with a clean cloth and let it air dry the rest of the way.
Dry Cleaning Won’t Shrink the Blanket
There are not many things worse than getting all ready to snuggle into your blanket and it won’t even wrap all the way around you!
Dry Cleaning Gets Your Blanket Cleaner
First, your blanket is probably dirtier than you think. All that snuggling leaves dead skin and skin oils on your blanket. That attracts dust mites and dirt, even if you don’t see them.
Also, especially with larger blankets, your washing machine isn’t strong enough to clean it the way it cleans your clothes. Even the rinse cycle can have a tough time getting rid of the dirty water. Summer’s a great time to give your wool blankets, and all your blankets and duvets, the love and care that Grandma would appreciate. Let our experienced dry cleaning technicians carefully clean them so they are as fluffy and soft as ever.