Area Rug Cleaning for Seattle Metro & Greater Eastside

Area Rug Steam Cleaning Services in Seattle Metro & Greater Eastside

Professionally cleaning your area rugs can greatly improve their appearance and lifespan. At Anderson Carpet Cleaning for Seattle Metro & Greater Eastside, we have the knowledge to clean almost all types of rugs with our area rug steam cleaning services.

Area rug cleaning is much more complex than what most people are aware of, especially when it comes to rugs made of natural fibers like cotton, wool or silk. These natural fibers are super sensitive to high pH chemicals, high heat and too much agitation.

Cleaning Synthetic Area Rugs

Synthetic area rugs (you know, from Home Depot or Fred Meyers) are cleaned using the steam-cleaning method just like your carpet. We first apply an enzyme-based pre-treatment, which we then extract using our truck-mounted carpet-cleaning unit. On these rugs, it’s safe to use the powerful vacuum system and high heat that a truck-mounted carpet-cleaning system offers.

Types of synthetic rugs:

Cleaning natural fiber rugs

There are a few important bits of information about properly maintaining the more expensive natural fiber area rugs that most consumers are not so aware of. You see, wool and other natural fibers have many cleaning sensitivities. For example, they are sensitive to high pH levels, high heat (although wool is flame retardant) and high agitation. Some, like silk, are even sensitive to over-wetting. There are a few ways you can go about cleaning natural fiber rugs. Some wool rugs you can quickly and safely steam-clean with low heat and low moisture. But this is more of a surface cleaning, which in some situations is just fine. Silk and cotton are to never be steam-cleaned. And we are happy to refer you to a company that specializes in this process.

Types of natural fiber rugs:

Wool, Cotton, Silk, Jute/Sisal

Optional Area Rug Cleaning Services

Area Rug Protection

A great way to prolong the life of your area rug, and add some repellency is to have it treated with a protector. This invisible barrier will help repel dry and wet soils, making them easier to clean.

Area Rug Cleaning FAQ’s

How long does it take the area rugs to dry after cleaning?
It depends on what type of rug it is. Synthetic rugs will dry within a couple of hours. Natural fiber rugs like wool and cotton can take several hours.

Will “steam” cleaning damage my area rugs?
It will not damage synthetic area rugs and some wool rugs. All synthetics are safe to steam clean and can be cleaned just like we would your carpet. Some wool rugs are safe to steam clean too as long as the heat is low, water pressure is low and safe chemicals are used. Other wool and natural fiber rugs like cotton and silk must be cleaned by hand using the foam method.

What kind of results should I expect?
Again, synthetic rugs clean much like carpet so you can expect very clean and refreshed rugs. Natural fibers are more absorbent so they are more easily stained.

How often should I clean my area rugs?
It depends on the amount of traffic the rug gets. For rugs that get high traffic, we recommend at least once a year.

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Susanne Clouse
Susanne Clouse
great job! Everything was super clean and they did a wonderful job of getting all the small details, and leftover drywall dust, that seems to get everywhere. Would highly recommend them in the future!
Johnny Lavender
Johnny Lavender
What an Awesome job Henry w Anderson Carpet Cleaning did with my couch cleaning service in Woodinville yesterday! It was the best experience I have had with any cleaning service. My couch is like NEW!
Scott Freeborn
Scott Freeborn
5 Star Service by Anderson Carpet Cleaning this afternoon. Jose was on-time (early!) and was COVID friendly. My carpets look amazing. Thank You to Lisa and team for a great job!
Jessica Jara
Jessica Jara
Jose was great! He was very meticulous and dod a great job for us. Thanks for all your hard work
Ming Ye
Ming Ye
Jose Villa did a great job. Our carpet was very dirty since there were couple dogs & cats. After the wash, our carpet looks like new!
Rachel Phillips
Rachel Phillips
Lisa from Anderson was able to send someone to clean our carpets according to our tight schedule (and the next day!) which helped us out a lot. The clean was quick and thorough, and Henry was great to work with. He was friendly, communicative and professional. Anderson will be my first call for carpet cleaning! I definitely recommend.
Charles Eckard
Charles Eckard
Henry was friendly and efficient. I didn't think it would be possible to use the truck-based system for my third floor condo, but despite that as well as difficult access, he made it work. I am definitely pleased with the service he provided, and will contact Anderson the next time I need my carpets cleaned.
John Schalo
John Schalo
Jose did a great job on my elderly inlaws carpets..even did extra at no charge
Xiao-Mei Yuan
Xiao-Mei Yuan
I have the carpet cleaning three days ago, and Michael Ushakov do the job for me, he done it very well, good job, thank you so much.