Area Rug Cleaning
Similar to carpets and upholstered furniture, area rugs act as air filters for the home, trapping dirt and allergens and preventing those unhealthy elements from circulating to other rooms. But area rugs are only able to do this properly if they are maintained and kept clean. Just as an air filter for your home ventilation system needs to be regularly replaced, your carpets, upholstery and area rugs need to be regularly cleaned. The professionals at Chem-Dry of Santa Cruz County provide high-quality area rug cleaning services, focusing on care and attention to detail, that restores the rugs to their original beauty while removing dirt and non-living allergens.
What Hiring an Expert Means to You
You wouldn’t send your car, a substantial investment, to a mechanic you haven’t fully vetted. Nor would you bring in someone to work on your refrigerator who wasn’t fully qualified. You would want an expert technician to work on each of these, someone who knows the best way to keep these possessions in prime condition. And just like your car or your refrigerator, you shouldn’t have your rugs taken care of by just anyone.
Chem-Dry professionals are trained to clean all types of rugs, from common area rugs to expensive and delicate Oriental or Persian rugs. For our area rug cleaning services, we use specialized tools and equipment designed for whatever kind of rug you have, whether that is synthetic, wool, cotton, silk or one of many other types. With our highly trained staff here at Chem-Dry of Santa Cruz County, you can trust your rug is in good hands.
We know it doesn’t make sense to spend time cleaning your carpet or area rug only for it to come out looking worse than before. That’s why our gentle but effective cleaning and drying process preserves the dye in your fibers, leaving the colors bright. At Chem-Dry, we want your area rug to look beautiful, vibrant, and refreshed after we finish so you can enjoy it for years to come.
Some cleaning products used by other services leave behind residues after the cleaning is over, which can actually attract more dirt and dust and negate the benefits of the cleaning. Our cleaning products don’t leave behind any sticky, dirt-attracting residues, which means that your area rugs stay cleaner longer – providing a cleaner, safer and healthier home environment for your kids and pets.
When you bought your area rug, you probably spent a significant amount of time picking it out, selecting the perfect pattern and colors to match your home and your lifestyle. Why would you give any less care and thought when it comes to deciding how to best clean and protect your rugs? Every area rug requires special care to maximize the life and durability of the piece. When selecting an area rug or Oriental rug cleaning service, it is worth paying attention to exactly how the people you hire will treat, clean and handle your rugs.
Our trusted professionals can clean almost any rug and have it looking fabulous. Whether you have a Pakistan-Keshan or a Romanian-Tabriz, you can trust our expert technicians to thoroughly but gently clean your area rug. We ensure your rugs are carefully handled and cleaned by our certified, trained specialists who perform a thorough evaluation on it in order to provide the safest, most effective rug cleaning for each individual rug. Due to the wide variety in construction materials and styles of area rugs, we’ll be happy to provide an in-home analysis for any rugs you’d like cleaned and prepare a no-obligation quote. Our participating Premium Rug Cleaners are specially trained and may recommend an off-site rug bath service.
Our gentle yet deep rug cleaning process removes dirt and non-living allergens from your rugs while preserving the colors within the fibers, leaving your rugs vibrant and fresh. Our technicians will also inspect your area rugs for any problem areas, stains, pet messes, or any other sections that may need special attention and spot-clean them in an attempt to remove them as completely as possible.
Trust your finest rugs to Chem-Dry of Santa Cruz County professionals and let our trained, certified specialists bring the patterns and colors of your area rugs back to their original beauty, while also leaving your home cleaner and healthier for you and your family.
How to prepare for a Chem-Dry oriental rug cleaning
Step 1: Remove clutter
Our Chem-Dry area rug cleaners will vacuum before the main cleaning process, but larger clutter like shoes, toys, and the like can get in the way. Not only that, these items can be a tripping hazard. By removing these items from the area rug, you can help ensure that your rug is cleaned thoroughly, efficiently, and safely.
Step 2: Remove light furniture
Many people place their area rugs underneath coffee tables and other small pieces of furniture. While these focus pieces of furniture can do wonders to tie a room’s decor together, it can get in the way of a cleaning. Our technicians are experts at oriental rug cleaning, but they are not licensed movers. Set furniture pieces—such as coffee tables, plant stands, and floor lamps—to the side in a nearby room, then move them back after the cleaning, once the rug is dry.
Step 3: Note stains and other focus areas
Sometimes, once you’ve noticed a stain or a flaw on your area rug, that can become all you see whenever you look at the rug. We certainly want to make sure that you are completely satisfied once we have completed your area rug cleaning, so if there are any particular areas where you want extra care, take a note of them and share that with the cleaner.
Step 4: Make preparations for your pets
A new person in your house, particularly one bringing new equipment and new smells with them, can potentially agitate your pets, so make sure that you have prepared for this. It might be wise to have your pet stay with a friend or relative, or even closed into another room or the backyard.
Step 5: Clear a path
It can be easy to forget that a technician needs to get himself and his equipment from his vehicle to your front door and from your front door to the rug. Make sure that there is a pathway he can take in order to clean your oriental rug safely and efficiently. Some technicians use equipment that is attached to the van, so it may be a good idea to move cars out of the way so that his van is as close to the entrance as possible.
Don’t just take our word for it
We had a great experience with Chem-Dry of Santa Cruz County. They were on time and explained everything thoroughly. They were competitive in price and very efficient. I have used other carpet cleaning services and they did not do the job as well.
We are extremely pleased with the service and personal attention provided by Chem-Dry of Santa Cruz County. The Chem-Dry process leaves our carpet clean and fresh looking.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to clean an area rug?
The cost of cleaning an area rug depends on the following factors:
- Whether you clean it yourself or have it professionally cleaned
- The area in which you live, and the availability of cleaning services
- The size of the rug
- The extent of the dirt or damage
Do dry cleaners clean area rugs?
While some dry cleaners may clean an area rug, you are often better suited hiring a professional carpet cleaning service, as this is more in their purview.
How do you clean a rug without a steam cleaner?
To avoid the amount of soap and chemicals often involved with steam cleaning, Chem-Dry employs a process with millions of tiny bubbles, which work together to gently but efficiently remove dirt from the depths of the carpet. This natural method uses 80% less water than traditional steam cleaning.