In-Plant Rug Washing & Process
Capital Rug Cleaning provides in-plant rug cleaning services for area rugs, Oriental carpets, fine Persian rugs, antique rugs, heirlooms, and more including:
- Braided Rugs
- Handmade Carpets
- Hand-Hooked Carpets
- Hand-Tufted Rugs
- Flat-weave Rugs
- Hand Woven (Kilims/Dhurries)
- Fine Persian Rugs
- Antique Rugs
- Flokati/Shag Rugs
- Karastan Rugs
- Wool Rugs
- Wool/Silk Blended Rugs
- Pure Silk Carpets
- Cotton Rugs
- Cowhide Rugs
- Olefin/Polypropylene Carpets
- Viscose Carpets
- Natural Fiber Carpets
- Synthetic Carpets
Our In-Plant Rug Washing Process
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.
Drop Off Rugs / Schedule Pickup
What to expect when you schedule with Capital Rug Cleaning:
- Move furniture.
- Inspect your rugs.
- Get exact measurements.
- Provide exact costs.
- Provide a detailed invoice.
- We’ll load the rugs, and reset your room back for you, happily.
Turn-around Time: 7-10 Days.
When We Deliver Your Rugs
We’ll reset your furniture, unwrap your freshly cleaned rugs, and lay them down for you to inspect and see the difference.
And finally re-position your furniture.
It’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.
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.
Rug Washing by Hand
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.
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.
Rinse & Repeat
We continue to rinse until the shampoo is removed & the water running off your rug is clear.
Rug Water Extraction
The clear water is extracted from the carpet using an extraction vacuum.
Rug Drying (No Dripping)
Temperature controlled room – filtered air drying conditions, with no allowance for growth of mold or bacteria.
Fringe / Details
Hand-clean the fringe.
Final Inspection & Wrap
Your 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.
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