Don't allow just any carpet cleaner to clean
your wool or especially middle eastern and oriental rugs! They'll ruin
them!! Hire a certified rug washer.
Since centuries ago rugs have been washed in rivers
in the Middle East.
If we don't remove the dry soil first it turns to mud. So we
dust the rug with a Rug Badger. This step
is almost always skipped by inexperienced rug
This is the proper way to immerse clean an
oriental wool rug. There are many unethical and untrained carpet
cleaners trying to steam clean fine oriental rugs and they are ruining
Oriental rug cleaning: Indian,
Chinese, Pakistani, Afghan,
Turkish, Egyptian etc.
Test thecolorfastness of the rug. If it bleeds a little
that is okay as we can treat it with a dye
stabilizer to lock the dyes. Some rugs from war torn
countries are big time bleeders because of the lack
of water and need to bleed off some dyes. But, if we
discover your rug is a super bleeder we may
recommend dry cleaning which we are able to do as
Overlooked by many other
companies and especially steam cleaning services is
a thorough vacuuming. Any dry dirt turns to mud as
soon as it gets wet in the cleaning bath.
procedure to clean a natural woven or machine made
fiber rug is a full immersion bath hand cleaning.
This is important to remove the bacteria, grit, dirt
and contaminated fibers from the top through the rug
to the backing.
I have been cleaning
rugs since 1980. Rugs can be damaged by high heat
and aggressive cleaning by machines. They should be
hand cleaned in a pit bath.
Some companies pick
up rugs and steam clean them back at their shop and
still charge for a full-immersion cleaning. Ask them
what method they use and to see their
Cleaning Technician certification identification
Your rug will be flat
dried in our dedicated dry room. We have airmovers,
dehumidifiers and heaters to thoroughly dry your rug
as fast as possible. Many companies hang dry the
rugs which causes wick up on the fringes and
noticeable fold over patterns.
Let Me Reiterate
1- We do not
steam clean wool rugs! Your Oriental Rugs, Persian Carpets
rugs, kilims and tapestries will go through complete washing. Steam
cleans the surface of your rug. It leaves the dirt inside. Dirt damages
the fiber of
your Persian/Oriental or area rug. It is also a potential danger for
your health as the
dirt is always in the air and you will breathe it. We will wash your
rug, rinse it and let
it dry completely in the sun. A clean rug, will last longer.
2- We do specialized and professional Oriental, Persian, and Area
cleaning in our washing facility which is ideal for your valuable
area rugs, kilims and tapestries. We also specialize in kilim, gilim and
cleaning & restoration.
3- We do expert spot/stain removal, whatever the cause might be.
Pet urine has
been the main reason for color run (color bleeding) in many instances.
Our team of
experts can take care of stains and spots.
4- Water damage maybe another reason for color run or color
bleeding on your
Persian or Oriental Rugs & Carpets. Our cleaning experts know how to
take care of
Our Rug Washing Packages
Silver Service Package
3.50 per sq. ft
Vacuuming with powerful, HEPA hypo
allergenic filter vacuums removing deep down allergens and loose
dirt from your rugs.
an important proceedure to get out all the dust hidden deep in
the wool follicles. This one important step alone removes 70-80% of
the dry particulates. A lot of carpet cleaners inexperienced with
rug cleaning skip this step!
Soft Oriental Rug Shampoo
natural fibers only)*- our hand cleaning treatment gently
lifts away dirt without damaging your valuable Oriental rugs.
Our safe effective technique cleans your rug while bringing out the
inherent shine and beauty of the natural fibers.
Thorough Rinsing - We rinse several times with an
acid-based rug rinse that removes all residue and shampoo so dirt
will not be attracted back into the rug.
Deodorizer Treatment eliminates any stale
odors that accompany
buildup and some stains. This treatment leaves your rug smelling as
clean and fresh as it will look after our service!
(Eliminates light odors only. For strong odors like pet urine and
smoke ask about our special treatments.)
Deep Scrubbing(for synthetic rugs
only)* rotary bonnet cleaning to get in between the fibers of
your rug and get out all the ground in dirt and stains, leaving it
fresh and clean.
Gold Service Package
per sq. ft
Our Gold Package has all the features of our
Silver Package with the following additional service:
Pre Spot Treatment to get out those hard to
remove stains. Our Pre-spotting service treats each difficult stain
by hand before deep scrubbing begins to ensure their effective
Fringe Cleaning to whiten yellowed or
stained fringes. Our hand fringe cleaning gives that finishing
touch and attention to detail that will make your Oriental rug look
5.50 per sq. ft
Our Platinum Package has all the features of our
Gold Package with the addition of the following services:
Scotchguard Treatment forms a barrier on the surface of your
rug preventing liquids from penetrating and soaking in. This
gives you a chance to clean up stains before they damage your rugs,
which keeps them looking better longer and maintains their value.
available and can be added to any of our packages to create a custom
cleaning to suit your particular needs.
"We Are Highly
“The two rugs you cleaned for me look great. I’m very
happy – but I must say. The job you did on repairing that old rug
was wonderful. I haven’t seen it look this good for many years.
--- Ron Esternly, Falls Church, VA
“I would like to thank you
for the excellent cleaning of my three rugs. They are beautiful and
clean. Thank you, too, for taking such tender loving care of
treasured Spanish rug!”
--- Leslie Krum, Alexandria, VA
“Thank you for cleaning my disgustingly
dirty rug. It came out so beautifully and smells wonderful, too. The
job you did exceeded my hopes and expectations. I deeply appreciate
your consideration and cooperation in delivering me a beautifully
--- Linda Harold, Fairfax, VA
“Thank you for the absolutely
beautiful job you did in cleaning my rug. It looks better than it
has in years!”
--- Gloria Bingal Alexandria, VA
“To the young man who washed my rugs and
made them beautiful again: many thanks!”
--- Mia Nowlan, Centreville VA
P.S. - We only have a few openings per
week, we will soon be booked up,
so CALL NOW. . .
request a rug washing
Keep Your Home Healthy and Looking
If you have an oriental rug
in your home, you and your family must have
enjoyed some warm and memorable moments on
it. An oriental rug is considered to be a
luxury item because it’s quite expensive and
the right rug can definitely enhance the
aesthetics of your home. This is why people
tend to get attached to the rug after some
time and it’s true that a high quality rug
can last a lifetime or beyond. One of the
simplest ways to maintain your rug is to
vacuum it on a regular basis but it’s still
not thoroughly clean. The best solution is
to have your rug cleaned at least once a
year by a professional carpet cleaner like
Why should you choose Astrobrite? Well, we
have been serving the Northern Virginia area
since 1988 and we are highly recommended by
our customers. When you choose Astrobrite,
you will be choosing the deepest rug
cleaning service in the region. What sets
our company from other professional carpet
cleaners? Firstly, you should know that we
do not practice steam cleaning. However,
steam cleaning is not the perfect solution
for your rug because it only cleans the
surface, which means that there’s still dirt
inside the rug. To improve the quality of
air in your home, it’s essential that all
the dirt is removed from the rug and we know
the optimal way to wash, rinse, and dry your
rug. If there are spots or stains on your
rug, we can remove them so that your rug
will appear almost like new.
Now, let’s take a brief look at our service
packages. The starting package is the
Astrobrite Silver Service Package. Here, we
offer HEPA hypo allergenic filter vacuuming
to remove loose dirt and allergens deep down
inside your rug. For synthetic fiber rugs,
we use the Cleaning Mist pre-treatment which
starts the cleaning process effectively
without the risk of over-saturation. Deep
Scrubbing is the technique used to clean
synthetic rugs. In order to remove all the
dirt and stains trapped within the fibers,
we use the rotary bonnet cleaning method.
For natural fibers, we use the Dry Cleaning
Foam treatment. Unlike synthetic fibers,
natural fibers need a higher level of care
so we will hand clean your rug gently to
protect your investment. With this
technique, the natural fiber rug will not
only be super clean but its beauty will be
enhanced as well. Next, we have the
Deodorizer treatment which simply means that
we will remove all the stale or unpleasant
odors associated with some stains and dirt
buildup. An Astrobrite serviced rug should
not only look clean but it must smell fresh
Check with our friendly staff to learn more
about the special Astrobrite Gold Service
Package and Platinum Service Package. Since
each rug is different and you may have some
specific or extra requirements, we can cater
our services to meet your expectations.
Right now, we are offering a special offer
for Chinese, Indian, Oriental and Persian
rug cleaning orders. If you have three or
more rugs which need to cleaned, you will
get a 15 percent discount.