Area Rug Cleaning
Rugs add unique style to any room. Unfortunately, they also collect dirt, dust, and allergens that can dull their appearance and damage their delicate fibers. Protect your rugs by calling Alamo Chem-Dry today! Our rug cleaning technicians in San Antonio are trained to clean virtually any rug and restore its vibrant colors.
What separates Alamo Chem-Dry from other rug cleaners in San Antonio? We start with a thorough inspection of your rugs before we start cleaning. Every rug is constructed uniquely with different materials. That’s why we have specialized training, equipment, and methods to make sure your rug is cleaned the right way. Whether it’s synthetic, cotton, silk, or any other material the Alamo Chem-Dry team knows how to treat your rug. You won’t find a more personalized, gentle, and effective rug cleaning anywhere in San Antonio.
How to Prepare for a 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, they can get in the way of our team. 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. It might be wise to have your pet stay with a friend or relative, or in another room or 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Chem-Dry's cleaning process safe for my rugs?
Our effective, yet gentle, area rug cleaning and drying process preserves the dye within the fibers of your rug, leaving the colors of your rug vibrant and fresh. Our cleaning products don’t leave behind any dirt-attracting residues and help your area rugs stay cleaner longer – providing a safe and healthy home environment for your family and pets.
Why should I have my area and oriental rugs cleaned?
Area and oriental rugs usually receive a lot of traffic. Just like carpets and upholstered furniture, area and oriental rugs act as air filters for the home, trapping dirt, allergens and dust. A thorough, professional oriental and area rug cleaning is the only way to remove the deep-down dirt, make this area of your home look nicer and ensure that all areas of your home stay clean and healthy.