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.

I picked up my grandmother’s green Chinese rug from Capital Rug Cleaning this afternoon. I had asked for this 75 year-old rug to be hand-washed and moth proofed. The rug looks fantastic and the treatment to the fringe was done nicely. I will return. Jeff (Annapolis, MD)

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.

Our Difference:

  • 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.


Rug Cleaning Services Maryland
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.


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. 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.


Rug Cleaning Rinse
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.


Rug Drying
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.


Oriental Rug Fringe Cleaning
6. 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 – 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.

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Free pick-up & delivery available in many areas. Call for details: 443-883-5825 or email us.

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Our service area includes but not limited to: Annapolis, Laurel, Ellicott City, Chevy Chase, Baltimore, Washington DC, Northern VA, Bethesda, Rockville, Alexandria, Columbia, Silver Spring, Bel Air, Frederick, Towson, and more.

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