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Oriental Rug Cleaning at The Persian Carpet

The Persian Carpet provides cleaning for a variety of rug types, particularly handmade oriental rugs. We use the latest and safest technology, ensuring that your rug is returned to you in its best possible condition. We specialize in cleaning antique rugs.

Our Carpet Cleaning Prices

Dust/Wash: $2.50/sq. ft. with $20 minimum
$3.50/sq. ft. over 150 square feet

Soak: $1.00/sq. ft. additional

Mothproofing: $0.75/sq. ft.

Outsourcing: $4.50-7.50/sq. ft. + shipping with $35 minimum

Pick Up/Delivery: 10 Mile Radius* $35 each way
30 Mile Radius* $50 each way
Installation $100/hour

Our Two-Step Rug Cleaning Process

Step 1 - Dusting and Grit Removal

The first step in properly cleaning an oriental rug is dusting. For a thorough dusting, The Persian Carpet employs a two-step process to ensure that virtually no dust and grit left in the rug.

A Badger dusting machine is used on the back of the rug to loosen the dust and grit.

Using a Badger to dust a rug Badger Dusting Machine

Subsequently the highly efficient Auserelian System, an 80-pound air compression blower and vacuum is used on the front and back of the rug, on both sides of the carpet until no more dust comes out. Our method is extremely effective, and your rug will be dust-free!

The Auserelian System in action

Step 2 - Washing

The Persian Carpet washes your rugs in cold water, using a shampoo specially formulated for oriental rugs. No harsh chemicals are ever used. This process removes most stains, but the rug can go through further cleaning if the stain does not come out.

Rug Pre-wash solution being applied
Application of solution to prevent colors running
Rug being wet for cleaning

Brushing the rug during cleaning
Shampooing Rug
Brush with shampoo
Pressure washing rug
Rinsing rug with pressure wash
Squeegee Rug to remove moisture
Rug laid out to dry
Rug fringe combed and straightened
Combing, restraightening and triming the fringe
Trimming Rug Fringe
The final touches

Additional Carpet Cleaning Services

  • Soaking: If a rug has pet stains it is soaked in a large vat of water and continually rinsed until the urine is removed. We may also need to treat stains with enzymes if odor from the stain persists.

  • Mothproofing: We use the most effective and long-term treatment available, magnesium fluorosilicate.

  • Pickup/Delivery: If you need additional assistance with transporting your rugs, we can schedule pick-up and delivery your rugs.

  • Outsource Cleaning: For silk rugs and rugs prone to color run, we outsource your cleaning to a leading specialist in the field.

Effective Cleaning Services for Your Oriental Rugs

If your Oriental Rug rug needs a cleaning or stain removed, call our on-site Durham carpet cleaners at The Persian Carpet. Taking care of your rug will help it last for years to come. Bring your in your rug today, or schedule for your rug to be picked up by calling (919) 489-8362 or contacting us online.

The Persian Carpet has proudly provided cleaning services for Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Greensboro, and Burlington for almost fifty years!