Area Rug Care

Basic Rug Care

Are you ready to get all the dirt and grime out of the rugs in your home? Green Leaf Chem-Dry in Olympia, WA does the best rug cleanings with long lasting results! We understand that it is easy to get rugs dirty and stained and that is why Green Leaf Chem-Dry has highly trained workers to get the job done thoroughly and right! Call us today at 360-339-7577!

Rugs deserve the same care as wall-to-wall carpet and, in some cases, require special attention! Start today fresh and leave the dirty work to Green Leaf Chem- 

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  • Washing rugs : If your rug is small and the label says "machine washable", shake the rug outside first and then put it in the washing machine at the recommended temperature. Use warm water (90 to 105 degrees) and a mild detergent. Tumble your rug dry at the lowest heat setting.
  • Beating larger rugs : If your larger rug is easy to pick up, shake it outside first; then put it over a clothesline and beat it. Next, take the rug inside and vacuum it. If the label says dry clean only, then roll it up and take it to a professional rug cleaner. Save time and aggravation by calling first to see if the cleaner does rug cleaning, many do not. Trust your rugs of all types with Chem-Dry technicians who have been trained as an Area Rug Expert for off-site cleaning.
  • Vacuuming area rugs : Area rugs with fringe require special technique. Use gentle suction and start from the center of the carpet, vacuuming toward the fringe and being careful not to catch the strands in the beater bar. Lift the carpet edge to vacuum beneath the fringe.
  • Caring for Oriental, Turkish or Persian rugs : Clean imported rugs according to your carpet manufacturer's specifications or bring in a professional cleaning service. Be gentle with fringe. For heirloom-type rugs, you need professionals. Call Chem-Dry to learn more about Expert Area Rug cleaning services.
  • Call us today at 360-339-7577!!