It doesn’t matter how hard we try, rugs are going to get just as dirty as our carpets. But for some reason, we ignore our rugs and don’t clean them as much as we do carpet. Overlooking our rugs is still leaving germs, dirt, and other allergens in our house. Clean rugs mean a healthier environment for the entire family.
The reason we can neglect our rugs is that they can be trickier to clean than regular carpet. Their fibers may be more delicate, we have to take care not to ruin the color, etc. Instead of taking the time to do those things, we just ignore them altogether. This means dirt builds and builds inside of the rug, destroying the fibers and eventually the rug itself. Or we leave stains on the rug, making what was once a gorgeous item in our home now a large eyesore. If the rug becomes too much to look at we hide it or even worse, we throw it away. What a waste of money! And what a shame because a professional cleaning would have fixed these issues.
Professional rug cleaners won’t let you ruin your rug because you don’t know how to clean it. We will come in, assess the rug and its fabric, walk you through the service techniques we will use, and get to work. Your rug will be fresh and clean in no time.
Don’t let your rugs become a source of allergens or an unattractive eyesore in your home. Contact us today to learn more about the steps we take to clean your rug and return it to a like-new condition. Call us to get a quote or to ask more specific questions.
For more common rug cleaning questions, see our FAQs below.
Is it expensive to get a rug cleaned?
Pricing will vary based on many factors. The size of the rug, the material, how soiled the rug is, how many rugs need to be cleaned all play a part in the price of the cleaning service. We are happy to assess your specifics and give you a quote on price.
How do you clean a rug?
How we clean your rug will be based on the material of the rug and how we have to treat the colors. We may be able to use hot water extraction, or there may be other techniques we can use. Unlike carpet, which is all a similar type of fiber, rugs can be made of many different materials. Some are jute, some are wool, some are Persian rugs. Others are cotton or synthetic fibers. What works for one doesn’t always work for the other. Each one has to be assessed individually.
Why should I hire a professional to clean my rugs? I can do it myself with the same cleaning machine I use to clean my carpet.
While this is true, that machine could be too much for your rug. It could release too much water into the rug and ruin it. If you use the wrong cleaner or water temp that could ruin the colors in your rug as well. Professionals will assess what can be used on your rug and clean it using the right tools and cleaning agents.
Cleaning your rugs is as important as cleaning your carpets. They also hold dirt and germs that can make you unhealthy. Cleaning them on a regular basis will make the air in your home even healthier.
Why not just take the rugs to the dry cleaners? My dry cleaner advertises that they clean rugs.
It is possible that your dry cleaner could do a good job on your rugs. But they are experts in cleaning clothing, not rugs. They aren’t going to understand the particulars of the fabric and what to do. There is a possibility that they could ruin your rug. When that happens it is not always the case that you would be reimbursed for your cleaner. Not to mention, you have to pack the rug up and transport it to them. A professional comes to you and saves you that headache.
Doesn’t cleaning a rug ruin it by making it wet? Getting a carpet or rug wet makes it mold.
No, cleaning your rug doesn’t leave it soaking wet with water. All professional cleaners use extraction methods and tools to remove dirt and water at the same time. Your rug will be damp after cleaning, but that is ok and completely normal. It will dry quickly and will not mold or mildew. If you think it's too wet after the cleaning process, ask your technician to attempt to extract more water. The rug should only be damp and no water should rise to the surface if you press on it. If you want to speed up the drying process, open a window near the rug.