Rug Washing & Cleaning

Individualized rug care for optimal results.

Individualized Care

Caravan Rugs understands one size does not fit all when it comes to oriental rug cleaning so we provide individualized rug care for optimal results. The fiber content and construction of your rug, the weave, and dyes are all major factors we weigh to determine what cleaning method is best suited for your rug.

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Step 1: Pre-Inspection

While inspecting we look for fading, discoloration, stains, wear and tear, pre-existing damage, color instability, and odors to determine the cleaning ability of each rug, possible urine treatment from pets, and any additional repairs needed.

Step 2: Dusting

Dust and particulate matter lying deep within the rug are removed using compressed air and specially designed tools. Foot traffic and dry soil can act like sandpaper on the fiber, and this step is often referred to as “air washing” or “dusting” of the rug.

Step 3: Pre-Cleaning

Traffic and heavily soiled areas are pre-treated. (Discolorations due to wear, fading, or chemical reactions are not reversible.)

Step 4: Agitate Fibers

Using a continuous flow of cold water, combined with a mild, 7.5 ph-neutral shampoo, we massage deep into the pile of the rug’s fibers which enables us to gently and effectively remove all foreign matter by flushing them out of the rug and keeping them from settling back into the rug again.

Step 5: Rinse

To further remove soil and cleaning residue, we rinse multiple times. The first two rinses with cold water remove all cleaning shampoo from the rug. For the third and final rinse, we add lanolin to the rinse process for wool rugs to help restore the natural oil content in the rug.

Step 6: Excess Water Removal

We use a centrifuge machine to remove any excess water through an intense and powerful extraction process. Once we have removed as much water as possible, we are ready to move the rug to our climate-controlled drying room.

Step 7: Climate-Controlled Drying

A fast and efficient drying method is crucial to eliminate potential mold and mildew. Climate-controlled drying takes place in a gas-heated drying room using a combination of forced air circulation, dehumidifying processes, and heat. Most rugs will dry within 12 to 24 hours.

Bonus: Final Inspection

Before your rug makes its way back to you, we perform a final inspection. We don’t hesitate to repeat any steps that might be necessary to provide you with the cleanest rug possible!

A Better Clean with Our 7-Step Process

When you choose Caravan for oriental rug cleaning, you can rest assured knowing that we’ll do the best job possible! We use a thorough seven-step process designed to remove the maximum amount of dirt and grime from your rug.

Step 1: Pre-Inspection

While inspecting we look for fading, discoloration, stains, wear and tear, pre-existing damage, color instability, and odors to determine the cleaning ability of each rug, possible urine treatment from pets, and any additional repairs needed.

Step 2: Dusting

Dust and particulate matter lying deep within the rug are removed using compressed air and specially designed tools. Foot traffic and dry soil can act like sandpaper on the fiber, and this step is often referred to as “air washing” or “dusting” of the rug.

Step 3: Pre-Cleaning

Traffic and heavily soiled areas are pre-treated (discolorations due to wear, fading, or chemical reactions are not reversible).

Step 4: Agitate Fibers

Using a continuous flow of cold water, combined with a mild, 7.5 ph-neutral shampoo, we massage deep into the pile of the rug’s fibers which enables us to gently and effectively remove all foreign matter by flushing them out of the rug and keeping them from settling back into the rug again.

Step 5: Rinse

To further remove soil and cleaning residue, we rinse multiple times. The first two rinses with cold water remove all cleaning shampoo from the rug. For the third and final rinse, we add lanolin to the rinse process for wool rugs to help restore the natural oil content in the rug.

Step 6: Excess Water Removal

We use a centrifuge machine to remove any excess water through an intense and powerful extraction process. Once we have removed as much water as possible, we are ready to move the rug to our climate-controlled drying room.

Step 7: Climate-Controlled Drying

A fast and efficient drying method is crucial to eliminate potential mold and mildew. Climate-controlled drying takes place in a gas-heated drying room using a combination of forced air circulation, dehumidifying processes, and heat. Most rugs will dry within 12 to 24 hours.

Bonus: Final Inspection

Before your rug makes its way back to you, we perform a final inspection. We don’t hesitate to repeat any steps that might be necessary to provide you with the cleanest rug possible!

“Caravan Rugs did a fantastic job cleaning my oriental area rugs,  They look like new!  I would recommend this company without hesitation and will certainly use them again!  They were quick to respond & delivered my rugs when they said they would.  Very courteous & professional.

– Lyn O.

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