Oriental Rug Cleaning Services

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.

The risks of a more aggressive cleaning were explained to me thoroughly and once I gave my approval, the rug was retreated successfully.Kimberley
You can drop-off at any of our two locations or schedule a free pickup. Backed by 20 years of experience, we offer professional rug cleaning services for many types of rugs – from the finest Persian rugs to simple area rugs & everything in-between including:

  • Wool Rugs
  • Handmade Orientals
  • Machine Mades
  • Hand Tufted
  • Hand Hooked
  • Braided
  • Kelims
  • Flatweaves
  • Needlepoints


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.


Rug Cleaning Services Maryland

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.


Oriental Rug Dusting

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.


Rug Washing Services

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.


Rug Cleaning Rinse

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.


Rug Drying

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.


Oriental Rug Fringe Cleaning

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.


Rug Cleaning Wrap

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.

Why Us?


Each rug is washed individually, eliminating the risk of cross-contamination, using a soft brush, organic rug shampoo and plenty of clean, cold water.
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.

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Getting started takes less than 10 minutes.

Send us your rug size, fiber material and any special details. We offer free pickup and delivery. Drop-off your rugs to Save 20%.

Not sure where to start? Call: 443-883-5825 or Email us.

We accept all major credit cards