We Make Your Rugs Look Like NEW AGAIN!™
Ayoub has been cleaning and repairing an array of rugs since 1952. Our cleaning process has refreshed hundreds of Persian, Chinese, Indian, Afghani, and Pakistani rugs, to name a few. You can trust our team and have confidence that we will take special care of your investment. We serve Northern Virginia including Arlington and the surrounding Maryland and DC areas. Contact us today at (703) 255-6000 to get a quote or schedule online now.
Our Rug Cleaning Process
After over seventy years of hand washing area rugs and constantly striving for the best and most efficient way to care for your investment, family heirloom, or favorite accent piece – we feel that we have nearly perfected this multi-step area rug cleaning process.
The first step to our professional area rug cleaning process is to perform a pre-inspection. Our in-plant experts pre-inspect every area rug that comes through our facility. This inspection includes:
- Area rug identification: Our experts can tell you what your area rug is made of and even where it was made.
- What type of cleaning process is best for your area rug: Because every area rug is unique, some require a specialized cleaning process. This pre-inspection will allow the experts to determine what type of cleaning is best for the care of your area rug.
- Repair check: Our experts will thoroughly look over your area rug and recommend any necessary repairs.
- Detailed report: Following the pre-inspection, a detailed report will be emailed to you with all of the details concerning your area rug(s).
Our multi-step cleaning process for standard oriental area rugs looks like this:
- A tumble dusting to loosen dirt and dust in the fibers.
- A thorough hand wash front and back using a rotating soft-bristle brush, high-volume rinse, detailed scrub of any fringe, and a final rinse through specialized machinery.
- Spot and stain treatments are applied as needed and depending on severity.
- Up to 12 hours in a climate-controlled dry room ensuring optimal drying time.
- Grooming of the fibers and the fringe.
- Professional packaging for safe delivery or pickup.
All of this is included in our cleaning for $4.50/square foot.
An area rug would need to go through a specialized cleaning process typically for these reasons:
- It is a silk, antique, or other type of delicate area rug.
- It came to us wet – either from flooding, rain, urine…etc.
The process for cleaning in these situations is more detailed and time-consuming depending on the condition of the area rug. In some cases, the area rug may still be able to go through most of the regular cleaning process listed above. Here are some of the different methods that may be used in these unique situations:
- A thorough hand wash on the front side of the area rug using a low-moisture shampoo and a rotating, hand-held, felt scrub brush.
- A low-moisture water extraction using a carpet-cleaning wand on the front and back to rinse any remaining soap and extract all moisture, dirt and germs from the area rug fibers.
- A low-moisture hand washing using a sponge lightly dipped in soap and water then using an upholstery cleaning wand to rinse and extract.
- For flooded area rugs, we typically must sanitize them and do an odor treatment before sending them through the regular cleaning process – as long as they are standard oriental area rugs.
These specialized cleanings can cost anywhere between $6.00 - $12.00/square foot.
While we always strive to have area rugs cleaned in the quickest time possible, it typically takes about two to four weeks depending on the current flow of business.
We also offer complimentary pickup and delivery services for orders over $200, a 15% OFF discount for any area rugs dropped off at either our Falls Church, VA location or our Chantilly, VA location, and a customer service team available to help you reschedule, answer any questions, and will notify you when your area rug is ready for pickup or delivery!
The Original Ayoub Difference
|The Carpet & Rug People®
|Still owned and operated by the founding Ayoub family - four generations
|Perfecting our processes for nearly 70 years
|Utilizing the latest technology available
|Average tenured employee, 12+ years
|Careful attention to detail
|Work efficiently and timely
|Proudly serving Northern Virginia including Arlington and the surrounding Maryland and DC areas
|Customized approach to all flooring and textile needs
|Complete Flooring Solutions - Clean. Restore. Replace.
- Antique Oriental
- Antique Persian
- Indoor Outdoor
- Persian Silk
- Persian Wool
Choose Ayoub For Rug Cleaning & More
No two rugs need the same type of love and care. From pre-inspection to delivery, we treat each rug as its own. By customizing our cleaning process, you can rest assured that your rug will be well handled by our professionals and sent home looking, feeling, and smelling like NEW AGAIN™! For your convenience, we offer rug pick-up and delivery throughout Northern Virginia, including Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, McLean, Vienna, and Chantilly, as well as Maryland and DC. We also accept rug drop offs at our Falls Church and Chantilly showrooms. In addition to cleaning and repairs, we also offer rug padding, treatment for pet odor and urine, and commercial carpet cleaning services. Call us today at (703) 255-6000 to get a quote or schedule online now.