Oriental Rug Cleaning
Doug's Rug Care is the only certified rug care facility in Central Pennsylvania.
Doug's Rug care can safely and thoroughly hand wash any oriental or area rug at our state-of-the-art facility in Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania and we offer pick-up and delivery throughout Central Pennsylvania, including State College, Lock Haven and Lewiston. We'll even help you move furniture and roll up your rugs and, of course, we'll help you put your freshly pampered rugs back in your home.
Wall-to-wall carpet cleaners without specialized training and equipment clean your rugs the same way they clean wall-to-wall carpet. They use hot water extraction, otherwise known as steam cleaning. This allows them to offer a very low price, but it's about the most harmful thing you can do to a wool, cotton, or silk rug. For natural fibers, hand-woven or hand-knotted rugs, and high-quality machine-woven rugs, there is no substitute for thorough hand washing and proper drying.
Don't trust your valuable rug to an uncertified or improperly trained carpet cleaner!
Proper rug cleaning is a painstaking process that requires specialized equipment. Once the rug is cleaned, we place it in a centrifuge, then it is hung for drying. This part of the process takes several days at constant 70 to 80 degree temperatures. Once the rug is brought down, the fringes are hand washed without the use of damaging chemicals like bleach.
Professional cleaning improves the appearance and increases the life of your rugs. Rugs should be professionally cleaned every 1 to 3 years, depending on the amount of traffic and other environmental conditions. If you have pets or unusually high traffic, you should have your rugs professionally cleaned every year. If the rug is in an environment where smoking takes place, you should have it professionally cleaned every 6 months.
We are the only rug care facility in Central Pennsylvania to Guarantee Pet Odor Removal from rugs!
It's important to note that rugs can be dirty long before they appear dirty and that wool rugs, in particular, can succumb to moth infestation, if they are not cleaned regularly.
Call Doug's Rug Care at (814) 808-5071 for more information or to schedule your pick-up!