Whether you need general area rug cleaning or clean oriental rugs of pet urine, Capital Rug Cleaning can help.
In-plant rug cleaning is recommended for Oriental rugs and loose woven rugs. They should not be cleaned on location like wall to wall carpet. We will pick your rug up and bring it to our special cleaning plant located in Severna Park, MD (see map) where it will receive our very thorough Nine Step Cleaning System to get maximum soil and spot removal.
Having your rug cleaned in our plant allows us to give it several treatments for a more thorough cleaning, controlled drying, and the use of various tools that are not available on location. We provide utmost care not only for your valuable Oriental rugs, antique rugs, and tapestries but for every rug you send our way.
Our rug cleaning specialists will first visually inspect your rugs, we will then identify potential permanent stains and give you an evaluation of expected results.
We’ll start by asking if there are any main areas of concern (badly stained or marked areas). We then test the rugs to make sure they are safe to clean by carrying out a color and shrinkage test. When all the tests show that we can proceed, we then start with the cleaning process.
Rug Cleaning Process
1.The cleaning process begins with a thorough dusting of each rug to remove all particulate matter from the textile before it is exposed to water. As needed, a rug is then spot cleaned with dry cleaning fluid to remove any grease or oil based stains.
The actual cleaning process involves a thorough shampoo of both sides of the rug and a final rinse. We use six inch rug bath for submersing and soaking rugs for certain periods of time. After soaking the water is drained and the rug the rug is moved out of the bath and hand washed with special shampoo and using brush. After washing the front, the rug is turned to its back and the shampooing process is repeated.
The rug is then rinsed thoroughly until all the shampoo is removed. The rinse process is done with a high power hose and /or an extraction machine both of which flush the dirty and soapy wash water out of the textile. This is determined by taking pH readings of the water leaving the washing pit.
All rugs are then carefully “extracted” – a process which forces clean water through the textile for a final rinse – and then dry extracted again to remove as much moisture as possible from the carpet before it is hung to dry in a temperature control room. Minimizing the residual water in a newly cleaned rug reduces the chance of water staining and browning during the drying process.
After drying, the rug’s fringes are cleaned separately and once the fringe is dry the rug is groomed with brushes and given yet another round or three or four of vacuuming cleaning to dislodge dry soil and material dislodged during wet washing.
We specialize in cleaning:
- Hand Knotted Rugs ,
- Hand Woven Rugs( Kilins, Dhurries)
- Antique Rugs
- Hand Hooked Rugs
- Machine Made rugs
- Hand and Machine Tufted Rugs
- Flokati Rugs
- Shag rugs
We clean rugs made of:
- Wool and Silk
- Pure Silk
- Olefin / Polypropylene
A Glimpse Of Our Work: