Rug Cleaning Services

Area rugs are an essential piece of your household, but they can be challenging to maintain. Over time, foot traffic, pets, and kids can take their toll. CertaClean offers the highest quality rug cleaning services in and around Athens, GA. Our methods thoroughly, and safely, clean your rugs. We also offer easy and convenient appointment scheduling. Contact us now to learn more about our services!

THE CERTACLEAN DIFFERENCE

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROFESSIONAL RUG CLEANING SERVICES

When cleaning household furniture, floors, and other items, rugs tend to get overlooked. Many homeowners don’t realize that area rugs and carpets act as a filter in the home. This means that they trap dead skin cells, body oils, pet dander, odors, household allergens, dust, dirt, and other contaminants. When rugs are not cleaned routinely, these contaminants build up and lower your indoor air quality, which causes potential health issues. Promoting a healthy living environment is essential to protecting your family from illnesses.

Regular cleanings greatly extend the life of your investments. When dirt and grime is allowed to build up in rugs, the fibers become more easily damaged as you walk across them. You’ll be amazed at how professional rug cleaning services can restore the original color and texture of your area rugs. We recommend having them thoroughly cleaned every 1-3 years depending on usage/living conditions.

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AREA RUG CLEANING PROCESS

We offer 2 different types of professional rug cleaning services: on-site cleaning, and in-plant cleaning. There are advantages and disadvantages of both.

On-Site Rug Cleaning

Rugs that are made of synthetic fibers such as polyester, olefin, and nylon can generally be cleaned on-site. In addition, some machine-made wool rugs can be cleaned on-site. However, regardless of material, if the rugs are heavily soiled or have potential pet urine accidents in them, we cannot effectively clean them on-site. The big disadvantage of in-home cleaning is that we will not be able to clean them as thoroughly. This service is known as a “top-down cleaning”. The only advantage is that they remain in the home. Handmade natural fiber rugs such as wool, cotton, silk, etc. cannot be cleaned in-home. There is a long list of potential damaging risks involved in doing so. We do not take these risks with your investments. We also cannot effectively clean fringes with on-site cleaning.

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INSPECTION

Our technicians will inspect your rugs to determine the fabric material, soiling level and more.

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VACUUM

Next, we will vacuum the rugs to remove dry particulate matter, including dust, dirt, skin flakes, pet dander, hair, and more.

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PRETREATMENT

Our team applies professional, safe cleaning solutions to the rugs to suspend dirt and grime for removal.

EXTRACT

We then begin the hot water extraction process to rinse and remove dirt/grime. Because most rugs sit on wood floors, we make sure to lower our water pressures to not over wet the rugs. When cleaning machine made wool rugs on-site, we turn the water heating system off on our machines to not damage the wool.

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SPEED DRY

Lastly, our team uses fans to speed dry the rugs. When cleaning rugs on-site, we will clean them first before cleaning additional rooms of carpet, furniture, etc. This allows the fans to have sufficient time to dry the rugs as much as possible before we leave.

In-Plant Rug Cleaning

Allowing us to take your rugs back to our facility to clean them is your best option for a thorough, safe cleaning. We clean all types of rugs but specialize in handmade ones. Handmade, invest grade textiles require additional knowledge and care to safely clean. For this reason, we choose to take more of a gentle cleaning process with your rugs instead of using large, aggressive, automated equipment that will potentially damage the fibers, the color dyes, and the structural foundation of the rugs. This allows us to get up close and personal with your rugs, doing everything possible for them that we can instead of a “production cleaning” type of approach. Typical turnaround time Is 7-10 business days. Many people use this time to do other types of deep cleaning in their home. This is also a great time to have us clean your hardwood floors. This is unquestionably the best process if your rugs have potential pet accidents, as we can guarantee you 100% pet urine/odor removal with our in-plant process!

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INSPECTION

Our technicians will inspect your rugs to determine the fabric material, soiling level and more.

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DRY SOIL REMOVAL

Next, we will place the rugs face down on our dusting grids and run our duster machine over the back of the rugs. This machine gently beats out and removes dry soil more effectively than vacuuming alone. We will then flip the rugs over and vacuum the top side to remove more particulate matter such as dust, dirt, skin flakes, pet dander, hair, and more.

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PRETREATMENT

Our team applies professional, safe cleaning solutions to the rugs to suspend dirt and grime for removal. If your rug contains pet urine accidents, we will soak the rug for a couple of hours in a urine treatment solution to ensure that the urine deposits are broken down and ready to be flushed out.

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Washing

Next, we scrub, rinse, and squeegee out all the dirt and contaminants from your rugs on our rug washing floor. This rinsing process will be repeated as necessary to make certain we get your rugs as clean as possible.

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FRINGE CORRECTION

General cleaning of rug fringes are done on the wash floor, but some fringes may require additional attention after being cleaned because of various types of discolorations. Color corrective treatments are done after the normal cleaning to get your rug fringes looking great again.

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Drying

Lastly, our team places your cleaned rugs on our drying racks. This structure is designed and built to have air movement reach both sides of the rug simultaneously while hanging. Fans, along with the use of dehumidifiers, allows us to dry your rugs fully and efficiently.

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Optional Fabric Protector

As an additional service, we can apply a water and oil repelling solution to your rugs that will not change the look or feel of the material. This will keep the fibers cleaner for longer and makes it easier to clean up spots/spills in between professional cleanings.

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Storage

After the rugs are completely dry, they are rolled up in craft paper to await their delivery or pickup.

YOUR CLEAN RUG PROS

WHY CHOOSE CERTACLEAN

With over two decades of experience, CertaClean is a highly praised rug cleaning service in and around Athens, GA. Our locally owned and operated business garners hundreds of five-star organic reviews on Google. CertaClean uses non-toxic and kid-friendly cleaning solutions. Our formulation is also safe for pets, so you don’t have to worry about your furry friend’s safety. CertaClean is the only company in the Athens Area to have technicians that hold Master Certified Textile Cleaner designations. Contact our team now if you’re looking for rug cleaners in Athens, GA! Easily set up an appointment with CertaClean by calling us at (706) 340-8295 or schedule an appointment with us online.

YOUR CLEAN RUG PROS

RESTORE & CLEAN YOUR RUGS WITH CERTACLEAN

At CertaClean, we believe that each rug cleaning job requires unique solutions. Over the years, we have cleaned numerous rugs requiring different approaches. Our experience and dedication to excellence allows us to achieve great results every time. Our rug cleaning techniques provide top-notch and long-lasting results. Whether your rug has synthetic or natural fibers, our cleaning processes are guaranteed to get them as clean as possible.

rUG mAINTENANCE tIPS

Maintaining a rug can be difficult. Here are some practical tips to help you keep them clean:

Regularly vacuum your rugs to remove dry particulates and solid debris. Daily vacuuming is ideal, but a minimum of weekly vacuuming is highly recommended.

Avoid wearing shoes indoors. This is to minimize the amount of dirt and debris brought inside.

We strongly discourage our customers from using store-bought rug cleaners to clean their rugs. Different rug materials require different cleaning methods. Count on a professional to make these decisions for you.

Professional Area rUG Cleaning by CertaClean

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Routine maintenance vacuuming and consistent service cleaning every 1-3yrs can help preserve the quality and appearance of your area rugs.

At CertaClean, we employ several steps and techniques to ensure your area rug is thoroughly cleaned each time. This can be done by steam cleaning on-site or rug cleaning in our plant depending on the material/circumstance.

Hiring a professional to clean your area rugs is the best way to ensure its longevity. Furthermore, we can treat the rugs for odor issues and remove deep-seated contaminates.

Water and oil-based soils can damage your rugs, leading to diminished quality or appearance. Having a fabric protector applied on your rugs will help to avoid any irreversible damage.

Regular vacuuming can help maintain your rug’s quality without distorting its material. However, for a deep and effective cleaning treatment, you should trust a professional to administer rug cleaning services.

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