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Continental Carpet Cleaning and Restoration – Wool and Synthetic Area Rug Cleaning

Continental Carpet cares for the finest, to the most basic rugs. We can clean regular area rugs, wool, and oriental. If you have any questions about cleaning fine fabric rugs, please call us at (509) 582-9121.


Step 1: Pre-Inspection
We will determine as much as we possibly can about the type of rug and inherent qualities that may affect cleaning. We will outline the expected results and cleaning “prescription”.

Step 2: Dry Soil RemovalWoven rugs, especially hand knotted rugs are designed to hide dry soil. A few years ago, the Eureka company did a study and found that a 9 x 12 could hide 87 pounds of dirt! WOW! We thoroughly vacuum all the rugs we clean. This is the most important step in cleaning any textile.
Step 3: Pre-Condition
Depending on fiber content and soiling type, the rug will be pre-treated to emulsify the soils.

Step 4: Pre-Spot and Fringe PreparationAny potentially difficult spots will be pre-treated with special solutions to increase chances of removal. The fringe is also pre-treated for maximum soil removal.

Step 5: ShampooDepending on fiber content and soiling type, the rug will be pre-treated to emulsify the soils.
Most rugs are cleaned with an Oriental Rug Shampoo that is especially designed to get maximum cleaning while protecting sensitive natural fibers.

Step 6: Rinse or Wash
Depending on the type of rug it will be rinsed with extraction equipment on both sides or washed in a wash pit designed especially for Oriental Rugs.

Step 7: Speed DryOnce the soil is rinsed away, the rug is dried flat or hung to dry in a controlled environment. Proper drying is essential to avoid unnatural shrinkage.

Step 8: FinishingWhen the rug is dry, it is combed and finished with soft groomers made for specialty rugs.

Step 9: Post InspectionOur cleaning specialist will give the rug a final inspection.