Is it safe to use the BISSELL PowerSteamer® PowerBrush Select carpet cleaner on my wool area rug?
Answer: BISSELL carpet cleaners have been tested on wool and are generally safe for use. However, it is always recommended that you test for colorfastness, especially on exotic or hand-woven rugs since their colors are more likely to bleed. If you’re nervous about affecting the color of your rug, put a small amount of water and formula on an inconspicuous area to test its effect on the rug’s color.
If the tag is still on your rug, you can easily check to see if it’s safe for water. If it has a W or W/S marking, the manufacturer says you can safely clean it with water or water solvents. But if it has an X or S marking, the rug should probably not be cleaned at home and instead brought to a professional dry cleaner.