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Area Rug Cleaning

Trust The Rug Experts in Tacoma, WA

Area and Oriental rugs are a beautiful addition to any home. Rugs are often put down in high-traffic areas to decorate, liven up, and even protect these living spaces. At Rainier Chem-Dry, we can clean your area rug right in your home, or for a deeper and more thorough cleaning, we can take them to our shop and clean them there. We offer area rug pickup and delivery.

  • 7 Day Turnaround Time
  • Family Owned Since 1992
  • Rug Pickup & Delivery Service
  • Deep Clean & Pet Odor Removal
  • Submersion Cleaning
  • 10 Step Cleaning Process
children laying on area rug

Similar to carpets and upholstered furniture, area rugs act as air filters for the home, trapping dirt and allergens and preventing those unhealthy elements from circulating to other rooms. But area rugs are only able to do this properly if they are maintained and kept clean. Just as an air filter for your home ventilation system needs to be regularly replaced, your carpets, upholstery, and area rugs need to be regularly cleaned. The professionals at Chem-Dry provide high-quality area rug cleaning services, focusing on care and attention to detail, that restore the rugs to their original beauty while removing dirt and non-living allergens.

What Hiring an Expert Means to You

You wouldn’t send your car, a substantial investment, to a mechanic you haven’t fully vetted. Nor would you bring in someone to work on your refrigerator who wasn’t fully qualified. You would want an expert technician to work on each of these, someone who knows the best way to keep these possessions in prime condition. And just like your car or your refrigerator, you shouldn’t have your rugs taken care of by just anyone.

Chem-Dry professionals are trained to clean all types of rugs, from common area rugs to expensive and delicate Oriental or Persian rugs. For our area rug cleaning services, we use specialized tools and equipment designed for whatever kind of rug you have, whether that is synthetic, wool, cotton, silk or one of many other types.

Our effective, yet gentle area rug cleaning and drying process preserves the dye within the fibers of your rug, leaving the colors in your rug vibrant and fresh. It wouldn’t make sense to clean your carpet or area rug only to have it come out in the end looking even worse than when you started. At Chem-Dry, we understand this, and we do everything we can to make sure your area rug looks beautiful, vibrant and refreshed at the end of the cleaning process.

Some cleaning products used by other services leave behind residues after the cleaning is over, which can actually attract more dirt and dust and negate the benefits of the cleaning. Our cleaning products don’t leave behind any sticky, dirt-attracting residues, which means that your area rugs stay cleaner longer – providing a cleaner, safer and healthier home environment for your kids and pets.

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When you bought your area rug, you probably spent a significant amount of time picking it out, selecting the perfect pattern and colors to match your home and your lifestyle. Why would you give any less care and thought when it comes to deciding how to best clean and protect your rugs? Every area rug requires special care to maximize the life and durability of the piece. When selecting an area rug or Oriental rug cleaning service, it is worth paying attention to exactly how the people you hire will treat, clean and handle your rugs.

Our trusted professionals can clean almost any rug and have it looking fabulous. Whether you have a Pakistan-Keshan or a Romanian-Tabriz, you can trust our expert technicians to thoroughly but gently clean your area rug. We ensure your rugs are carefully handled and cleaned by our certified, trained specialists who perform a thorough evaluation on it in order to provide the safest, most effective rug cleaning for each individual rug. Due to the wide variety in construction materials and styles of area rugs, we’ll be happy to provide an in-home analysis for any rugs you’d like cleaned and prepare a no-obligation quote. Our participating Premium Rug Cleaners are specially trained and may recommend an off-site rug bath service.

Our gentle yet deep rug cleaning process removes dirt and non-living allergens from your rugs while preserving the colors within the fibers, leaving your rugs vibrant and fresh. Our technicians will also inspect your area rugs for any problem areas, stains, pet messes, or any other sections that may need special attention and spot clean them in an attempt to remove them as completely as possible.

Trust your finest rugs to Chem-Dry professionals and let our trained, certified specialists bring the patterns and colors of your area rugs back to their original beauty, while also leaving your home cleaner and healthier for you and your family.

Rainier 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.

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 are a 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 to 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 dep ths of the carpet. This natural method uses 80% less water than traditional steam cleaning.

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