Oriental Rug Cleaning Services
In-plant professional rug cleaning is recommended every 2-3 years. Capital Rug Cleaning’s washing process eliminates residues, allergens, dirt, stains, soil & toxic substances – cleaner & healthier for you & your family.
- Wool Rugs
- Handmade Orientals
- Machine Mades
- Hand Tufted
- Hand Hooked
Rug Washing Process
7-Step Rug Washing Process
Please note: Attempting to clean rugs in your home poses a risk of permanent damage to both your rug and your wood flooring.
1. Inspection & Color Fastness
The rug is measured and the rug dyes/fiber colors is inspected for fading or running. We also look for pre-existing conditions/damages including:
- Worn/missing fringe
- Loose Binding
- Pile Distortion
- Moth/Insect Damage
- Dye Bleeding: Usually from past cleanings, liquid spills, flood or water damage
- Dry Rot: Caused by over-watering indoor plants that are placed on Oriental rugs
- If your rug needs to be repaired, it will be done before washed to prevent further damage during the washing process.
2. Rug Dusting
Settlement of dust, sand, or grit lay at the foundation of your rug and reduce the life of a oriental carpet by causing premature wear. The rug is dusted to bring out these particles. An extremely important step in cleaning rugs, it cannot be preformed in your home, by a commercial wall-to-wall carpet cleaner.
3. Soaking & Hand-Wash
The rug is soaked front and back with plenty of clean, cold water. An organic rug shampoo is applied and the rug is hand-washed going the way of the pile. All work is gently done by hand to insure that no damage is caused.
4. Deep Rinsing
Safely and gently – the rug is rinsed front and back to remove the remaining soap, contaminants and particles completely. We make sure no residue of any cleaning or spotting agents is left in the rug.
5. Water Extraction & Drying
The clean water is extracted from the carpet using an extraction vacuum (only time a machine is used). It is carefully hung to dry in a temperature controlled room – filtered air drying conditions, with no allowance for growth of mold or bacteria. This process takes between 24-48 hours depending on the rug.
6. Treat & Clean Fringe
We hand clean the rug fringes. We will never bleach your rugs’ fringes (snow white fringes). Bleach will deteriorate the fringe fiber.
7. Final inspection & wrapping for delivery
The rug will be wrapped in brown craft paper for protection against dust and environmental soils.
Contacted with status / Schedule delivery.
A friendly call will be made to you informing you that the rug is ready for pick. If we pickup your rugs or if you prefer or schedule a delivery, we will schedule your appointment.
During the delivery – place rugs down and move furniture if necessary.
When your rug is delivered, it will be placed exactly where you desire. We will move furniture for no additional charge.