Immersion Washing for Rugs in Bellingham and Stanwood, WA

Steam Sweepers Rug Cleaning has specialized in Cold-water immersion of fine wool and silk area rugs for nearly three decades. A proven method restoring beauty and value to rugs from around world. A hands on, boots-on method where rugs are laid flat in about three inches of cold water and gently agitated with hand-held rollers that gently roll over the surface of the rug creating a wave movement. This gentle action releases and suspends the dirt and grime from the rug’s fibers, foundation, fringe into the once fresh water. The wash vat is emptied and re-filled with freshwater for a complete rinsing. Water is then extracted; the rug is then hung on a drying rack in our temperature-controlled drying room. Rugs are dry in 24 hours. We service customers from Blaine to Stanwood and from Bellingham to Mount Vernon. Please visit our rug cleaning process page for detailed information.

Cold-water immersion rug cleaning has been used in the Middle East for hundreds of years and is still used today. This method is available for our customers in Bellingham, Oak Harbor, Anacortes. Our pick-up services reach Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Jaun Islands and Snohomish Counties. Sweepers rug cleaning services has 60 years of collective experience restoring beauty to fine area rugs. Call us with any questions at 360-762-3020 or click here to schedule a rug pickup.

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Benefits of Immersion Washing for Area Rugs in Mount Vernon & Blaine, WA

  • Eradicates allergens
  • Removes stubborn stains 
  • Eliminates unpleasant odors
  • Provides a fresher look
  • Helps eliminate pet dander
  • Rejuvenates rug fibers
  • Preserves colors and textures
  • Extends the rug's life cycle
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Our Process for Immersion Washing

Since 1996, Steam Sweepers has provided immersion washing services using some highly effective steps that include:

  • Evaluate the rug's condition.
  • Identify cleaning requirements.
  • Check for colorfastness.
  • Remove loose dirt & debris.
  • Apply a suitable solution.
  • Agitate rug fibers.
  • Rinse to remove contaminants.
  • Extract excess water.
  • Dry in a controlled environment.
  • Inspect to ensure quality.
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Why Choose Steam Sweepers Rug Cleaning in Northwestern Washington?

  • Locally Owned & Operated
  • Over 50,000+ Rugs Cleaned
  • 25+ Years in Business
  • Climate-Controlled Facility
  • 2nd Generation Rug Specialists
  • Proven Cleaning Techniques
  • Cold-Water Immersion Cleaning
  • Pick-Up & Drop-Off Services
  • IICRC-Certified Technicians
  • Woolsafe-Approved Specialists

Rely On Us for Immersion Washing in Bellingham, Mount Vernon, and Burlington

When you have rugs that require immersion washing services to rejuvenate their look in Clinton, Bellingham, Mount Vernon, or Orcas, our crews at Steam Sweepers Rug Cleaning can be your solution. Call us at 360-762-3020 or click here to schedule services at your property in Northwestern Washington. We also provide services for rug repairpet stains, and more.

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Bellingham, WA

Bill was a first time customer with a unique and story-filled rug collection. We had the privilege of washing 10 of his rugs! Not only did we wash each rug with our specialized cold-water immersion technique, but we also carefully prepared the rugs f...

Tulalip, WA

Patty was a first time customer who had her rugs cleaned by other rug cleaners but wasn't fully satisfied with the results. She loved the thoroughness of the process for her Tibetian rugs. We successfully cleaned 7 rugs and she was thrilled with th...

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Bellingham, WA

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Blaine, WA

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Steam Sweepers cleaned our very unique living room area rug and it looks brand new! The were even able to clean and "restore" the matted down area where my husband's shoes left stains. Will definitely use them again.

Bellingham, WA

Old School Family Run Business A+++++++++ in Quality and Integrity I 've been going to Steam Sweepers for years. Both Father, and now Son, understand what it takes to properly treat fine rugs. With years of experience you can be confident you are ...

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Rely on Steam Sweepers to provide the perfect type of rug cleaning process for your area rug in Bellingham, Mount Vernon, and throughout Northwestern Wasington. We handle all type of fine textiles at our in-house facility.

It doesn't matter what the rug type is; if you need rug cleaning,just contact Steam Sweepers Rug Cleaning in Bellingham and Mount Vernon.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

We have a large contemporary wool rug. Light on color and had many coffee spills. Bryan and his team are amazing! Kind, very knowledgeable, excellent communication and customer service... Read more about Dolores W reviewRead More

Firstly, my rug came back looking fantastic. Second, the service was great. They clearly told me what to expect, timing, and building a service proposal for my rug and situation.... Read more about Cody H reviewRead More

I showed up with a rug I essentially destroyed myself. They very nicely told me I messed up and told me the risks of trying to get it cleaned... Read more about Dented LRead More

Steam Sweepers did an excellent job cleaning 3 area rugs. Extremely satisfied with the results and with the friendly professional service. Highly recommend!!... Read more about Steve E reviewRead More

Call Us for Pick-up or
Drop Off Service!

We make area rug cleaning easy for you. Whether you own a large Persian rug, a hand-knotted Chinese rug, a department store rug or maybe a house full of smaller woven rugs such as Karastan’s, we would be happy to schedule a pick-up. We service our hometown of Bellingham & Mount Vernon, all cities and townships in Whatcom, Skagit, and Island Counties. We meet our customers from San Jaun Islands in Anacortes. Also, a limited reach into Snohomish County, Stanwood. If your home is on the I-5 corridor between Blaine and Smokey Point our pick-up services can make rug cleaning easy for you.