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.
Backed by over 20 years of industry experience, Capital Rug Cleaning offers professional rug cleaning services for rugs from all over the world – from the finest Persian silk carpets to simple area rugs & everything in-between. Turnaround Time: 5-7 business days.
- All rug washing is done by hand.
- We do not use carpet cleaning machines.
- Your area rugs are cleaned at our facility.
- Safe & non-toxic cleaning process.
- Free pickup and delivery.
- Drop-off rugs and save 20%.
7-Step Rug Washing Process
We do not use scrubbing machines, rotary carpet cleaning machines, automated systems, wash tubs, or large industrial machines when cleaning your rugs.
Important consumer alert information.
1. Inspection & Dye-Bleed Test
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
- Rug Repair – If your Oriental 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. Soak & Hand-Scrub
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. Thorough Rinse
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. Controlled 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.
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 – Rug Wrapped
The rug will be wrapped in brown craft paper for protection against dust and environmental soils.
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.
When your rug is delivered, it will be placed exactly where you desire. We will move furniture for no additional charge.