At Steam Sweepers Rug Cleaning, we clean rugs from all over the world, regardless of the material, weave, or dyes involved. Our family business collectively has over 60 years’ experience in the rug cleaning profession.
We clean all types of hand-made or machine-made rugs. Eight of ten rugs on the planet are candidates for a centuries-old method utilizing cold immersion-washing practices that we have mastered over the decades. This technique is widely used in the Middle East today and has been for over a thousand years.
While most rugs can be immersion washed, for the small percentage that can’t, we have other methods. Many companies that clean rugs do not have the skills or knowledge to determine which rugs can or cannot be immersion washed and if they did have the knowledge, they do not have the facilities, wisdom and experience to immersion wash a rug.
Our rug cleaning methods and steps will differ from rug to rug depending it’s origin, condition, and materials used in the weaving of your Oriental, Turkish, Persian,Chinese, Silk, or Antique rug. We clean rugs from all around the world, even department store rugs.
For three decades we have been the only Oriental and Specialty rug cleaners north of Everett WA that truly immersion-wash fine rugs. You can always visit our wash plant before noon Monday thru Friday or utilize our pick-up services in Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Whatcom County, Skagit County, Island County. For our customers in the San Jaun Islands, we can meet with you in Anacortes for our pick-up services. To learn more, dial 360-762-3020 or click here. For nearly three decades, our satisfied customers have relied on our time-tested rug cleaning process for every unique type.
Evaluating a rugs colorfastness for immersion washing is the most critical component in restoring beauty and value to fine rugs. It truly is an art/craft very few people or companies possess. We have a commanding confidence working with natural and synthetic dyes, and the natural fibers they bind with, such as, wool, silk, cotton and linens. This single step separates Steam Sweepers Rug Cleaning from others.
Cold water immersion is a hands-on method where your rug is laid flat so the fibers, foundation and fringe can be completely immersed in cold water. A gentle shampoo formulated specifically for natural fibers such as wool, silk and cotton is used to release dirt, grime and odors. Once soiling is removed from your rug, the washing vat is drained and filled with freshwater for a complete rinsing. Water is then extracted from the rug and hung on a drying rack in our temperature-controlled drying room where your rug is able to completely and properly dry.
80% percent of all rugs in the world are candidates for immersion washing. The processes below are used for those particular rugs. For rugs that are not a good fit for immersion washing, we have other methods as well.