Eliminate Dirt and Odor from Your Area Rugs with Professional Cleaning Service

Area rugs are a beautiful part of our home, one that accents our decor and ties together all the things that make a home comfortable. But, like carpeting and other upholstery, they are prone to getting dirty. Unfortunately, cleaning an area rug is not as straightforward a solution as it is with carpeting. When you have an area rug that needs cleaning, call Whitehall Carpet Cleaners to find out how we can make that rug as bright and fresh as they day you bought it.

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Why is Area Rug Cleaning Different from Carpeting?

Area rugs are different from carpeting in a few significant ways:

  • Area rugs are often made from a wide variety of materials, including nylon fabrics and wool. Since different fabrics require different cleaning methods, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach.
  • Area rugs are woven differently, so harsh cleaning might actually damage the fabric.
  • Many area rugs are antiques that need special care.

Did you know that wool rug cleaning, antique oriental rug cleaning, and normal area rug cleanings all need different approaches with different cleaning tools?

Whitehall Carpet Cleaners knows rugs! We are trained in cleaning a wide variety of rugs in any shape and size. Old or new, wool or synthetic, it doesn’t matter, because we can make them all look and smell like new.

Specialty Cleaning from Columbia’s Trusted Rug Cleaners

If you need specialty rug cleaning for your home, then call Whitehall Carpet Cleaners. We are professional area rug cleaners certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IIRCR), and have served the Columbia, SC area for over 30 years. We are trained and certified in advanced cleaning techniques that protect your area rugs from damage or discoloration.

When we clean your area rugs, you’ll think you just bought brand new ones. That’s how clean they are.



Are There Simple Ways to Maintain my Area Rug?

In the short run, regular vacuuming can go a long way keeping rugs clean. Rugs in high-traffic areas are going to get dirty regardless, but a regular vacuum helps. Also, take them outside and gently flip out any dust or dirt to freshen them up. NEVER beat your rugs.

The best way to keep them fresh, however, is to include area rug cleaning in your professional carpet cleaning schedule. You can also check out our blog post about area rug cleaning and care for more in depth suggestions.

Can You Take an Area Rug to the Dry Cleaners?

There are some dry cleaners that can handle rugs—but we don’t know why you’d do that. Professional cleaning requires a bit of water to really work out dirt, so we would recommend a professional cleaning from a professional area rug cleaner.


How Should I Clean my Antique Oriental Rug?

You shouldn’t. Antique oriental rugs are made with soft, delicate fabrics that don’t stand up to harsh cleaning methods or chemicals. If you have a luxurious oriental rug, get professional cleaning and stick with it.

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Doesn’t matter if it is carpet cleaning, hardwood floor cleaning, or tile and grout cleaning. Doesn’t matter if you just need regular maintenance or emergency disaster relief in the middle of the night. We have you covered.

We didn’t end up being the top cleaner in the Midlands… we worked hard, we gained the knowledge, and we support our customers with excellent service from start to finish.

No matter what your fabric, flooring, or disaster cleanup needs are, we can help. Call us now to find out how.​

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