Oriental Rug Cleaning Services

We provide in-plant rug cleaning for Navajo, Turkish, Afghani, Persian, Oriental, and other hand-woven rugs.

Oriental and area rugs are made with delicate materials such as wool, silk, cotton, a unique blend and synthetic materials, so we need to correctly analyze the construction, condition and utilize the appropriate process.

Our In-Plant Rug Washing Process:

Each rug is analyzed, tested for colorfastness, and hand-washed individually, eliminating the risk of dye color bleeding, damage, and cross-contamination.

There is no one solution to fit all.

Step 1
Drop Off Rugs / Schedule Pickup

What to expect when you schedule with Capital Rug Cleaning
  1. Move furniture.
  2. Inspect your rugs.
  3. Get exact measurements.
  4. Provide exact costs.
  5. Provide a detailed invoice.
  6. We’ll load the rugs, and reset your room back for you, happily.
Turn-around Time: 7-10 Days.

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Step 2
Rug Inspection
Rug Cleaning Services MarylandIt’s very important to inspect your rugs before we start the washing process. Each rug is treated according to its’ characteristics.

  • We analyze the knot structure, dyes, condition, age, & damage.
  • Inspected for any per-existing conditions or problems.
  • Tested for colorfastness.

Step 3
Rug DustingOriental Rug Dusting
Settlement of dust, sand, or grit can reduce the life of a carpet by causing premature wear. We vacuum (front/back) to remove fine particle soil. This is an important step in the cleaning process, and is not included at cleaners offering on-site cleaning, dry cleaning, steam cleaning and other cleaning methods.

Step 4
Rug Washing by Hand
Rug Washing ServicesThe 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.

While the process is more time consuming, it enables us to remove dirt, pet stains/odor and allergens from your rugs and make them look beautiful, preserving their value and ability to be passed on as family heirloom.

Step 5
Rinse & RepeatRug Cleaning Rinse
We continue to rinse until the shampoo is removed & the water running off your rug is clear.

Step 6
Rug Water ExtractionWater Extraction
The clear water is extracted from the carpet using an extraction vacuum.

Step 7
Rug Drying (No Dripping)Rug Drying Process

Temperature controlled room – filtered air drying conditions, with no allowance for growth of mold or bacteria.

Step 8
Fringe / DetailsRug Fringe Cleaning
Hand-clean the fringe.

Step 9
Final Inspection & Wrap
Rug InspectionYour rug will be wrapped to protect it from dust and environmental soils until it is picked up or delivered.

We’ll return your rugs back to you – free of residues, allergens, dirt, stains, soil & toxic substances – cleaner & healthier for you & your family.

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In-Home Rug Cleaning

Carpet cleaners offer in-home rug “steam cleaning” which only cleans the surface, leaving fine dirt and micro particles at the foundation. Also, if the rug does not dry fast enough, the opportunity for mold growth and odor arises. Learn More


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