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Area Rug Cleaning

Area Rug Cleaning in Olympia, WA

Looking for area rug cleaning in Olympia, WA? Look no further! Area and Oriental rugs are not just a beautiful addition to your home; they also liven up and protect high-traffic areas. At Meridian Chem-Dry, we offer convenient area rug cleaning services. We can clean your rugs right in your home or provide a deeper and more thorough cleaning at our shop. Plus, we offer area rug pickup and delivery for your convenience.

  • 7 Day Turnaround Time
  • Family Owned Since 1992
  • Rug Pickup & Delivery Service
  • Deep Clean & Pet Odor Removal
  • Submersion Cleaning
  • 10 Step Cleaning Process
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Area rugs, like carpets and furniture, act as air filters. They trap dirt and allergens, preventing them from spreading to other rooms. To maintain their effectiveness, regular cleaning is necessary. At Meridian Chem-Dry, our professionals offer high-quality area rug cleaning services in Olympia, WA. We focus on restoring rugs to their original beauty while removing dirt and allergens.

Meridian Chem-Dry’s Rug Cleaning Process:


Step 1: Thorough Dusting & Vacuuming

Before any solution touches the fibers, the rug is meticulously dusted to remove dry soil particles. This is a pivotal step, often overlooked by conventional vacuums. It is in this precision phase that even the tiniest abrasives and allergens are removed, setting the stage for a deeper, gentler clean.

Step 2: Apply Dye Lock’s

If your rug features vibrant or potentially unstable dyes, a dye lock treatment will be carefully applied. This prevents colors from running or bleeding during the cleaning process, safeguarding the rug’s original richness and pattern integrity.

Step 3: Pre-Soak with Urine Decontamination Treatment if Rug Has Urine

For rugs that have been marked by pets, a pre-soak with a specialized decontamination treatment is applied. This step neutralizes the odor and ensures a more effective clean, addressing not just the stain but the underlying issue with a thorough and habit-forming approach against such incidents.

Step 4: Submersion Cleaning Process

Meridian Chem-Dry’s submersion process takes rug cleaning to a level that few, if any, can match. By immersing the rug in a specially formulated solution, each fiber is given the individual attention it deserves. This immersion, combined with Chem-Dry’s advanced equipment, ensures an even and extensive clean.

Step 5: Agitate and Scrub

Gently but firmly, the cleaning solution is agitated into the rug to further release soil and contaminants. This step is vital for ingrained dirt and for rugs that have been subject to high traffic, where rejuvenating the pile’s bounce and resilience are essential.

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chem-dry technician inspecting area rug

Step 6: Rinse Until Clear

Rinsing is a time-consuming but indispensable step in the process. The rug continues to be rinsed until the water runs clear, signifying that all soils and cleaning solutions have been thoroughly removed.

Step 7: Fringe Treatment

Fringe requires special attention. Meridian Chem-Dry ensures that all fringe is treated with delicate care, further emphasizing the details in the cleaning process to leave no aspect of your rug’s aesthetics or cleanliness unattended.

Step 8: Extract Water

A powerful extraction process follows to remove as much water as possible from the rug. This is done with a focus on quick drying, which limits the opportunity for mold or mildew to take hold, something that sets Meridian Chem-Dry apart in meticulous after-care practices.

Step 9: Hang Dry or Flat Dry

Depending on the rug’s material and condition, it is either hung to dry or laid flat. Both methods promote even drying, which is essential for a comprehensive clean. Drying is a crucial step as improper drying can lead to issues with the rug’s backing and the emergence of odors post-cleaning.

Step 10: Wrap for Delivery

Once completely dry, your rug is professionally wrapped for delivery. This final touch ensures that the rug remains clean during transit and until the exciting moment, it is unveiled in your home once again, restored to its former glory.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to clean an area rug?

The cost of cleaning an area rug depends on the following factors:

  • Whether you clean it yourself or have it professionally cleaned
  • The area in which you live, and the availability of cleaning services
  • The size of the rug
  • The extent of the dirt or damage

Do dry cleaners clean area rugs?

While some dry cleaners may clean an area rug, you are often better suited hiring a professional carpet cleaning service, as this is more in their purview.

How do you clean a rug without a steam cleaner?

To avoid the amount of soap and chemicals often involved with steam cleaning, Chem-Dry employs a process with millions of tiny bubbles, which work together to gently but efficiently remove dirt from the depths of the carpet. This natural method uses 80% less water than traditional steam cleaning.

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