Pettyjohn’s Rug Cleaning Process
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When you seek professional rug cleaning services, you want assurance that the rug cleaning company is able to handle the job properly. Regular carpet cleaning machines are not made to clean rugs, and instead can severely damage their integrity. Additionally, carpet cleaning machines saturate the rug with water and cleaning agents, leaving behind a nuisance odor and the need for proper re-cleaning.  

Pettyjohn’s understands the intricacies of rug cleaning, and as such, has developed a proven rug cleaning process. Each rug is cleaned on a case-by-case basis to ensure that issues such as urine odor or stains are completely removed. We care for your rug as if it were our own and believe in full transparency. For this reason, Pettyjohn’s is sharing insight on our rug cleaning process. 

The Rug Cleaning Process 

Ever wondered how we make your rug look and feel so good? Here is our step-by-step rug cleaning process:

tumble dusting

1. Tumble Dusting

First, we place the rug in our tumble duster. This process disrupts larger particles such as dirt and sand from the rug. 



air dusting

2. Air Dusting

Next, real fine particulate matter such as dust and skin cells are removed with air dusting. This phase of the rug cleaning process reaches dust and dirt that the vacuum cannot reach. The more dust and dirt that we remove, the easier the cleaning process will be. This will also help keep the rug cleaner in between professional rug cleaning services. 


wash tub3. Wash Tub

Your rug takes a dip in our 1,200-gallon wash tub with effective cleaning agents that are tailored for your rug’s needs. This agitation and mix get the rug wet to evenly distribute the water and cleaners throughout the rug. Depending on the level of cleaning that is required, the rug may need to soak for up to one hour, during which soluble soils are released.  


4. Gentle Agitation

The rug is agitated again to release more soluble soils. 



detail work

5. Detail Work

During this portion of the rug cleaning process, we clean any fringe, spots, and stains. 



rinse ringer

6. Rinse Ringer

The rug then receives a gentle rinse with water before entering the ‘ringer.’ This machine squeezes the bulk of the water and cleaning solutions from the rug. 




7. Centrifuge

Any remaining moisture is removed during centrifuge. This ensures that your rug does not suffer from that familiar wet dog smell. If not done correctly, you might have to restart the entire rug cleaning process.




8. Brooming

Next, we comb the rug’s fibers in the correct direction to allow for even drying without interruptions in the patterns. 




9. Drying

Finally, Pettyjohn’s dries the rug with a 125-degree heater and fans. This part of the rug cleaning process typically occurs overnight within six to eight hours. 




10. Your Rug is Spotless!

Once we’ve completed the rug cleaning process, we will store your rug until it is time to be delivered back to your home, or you pick it up. 



Pettyjohn’s Has Mastered the Rug Cleaning Process 

Pettyjohn’s is your trusted choice for completing the rug cleaning process in Raleigh NC, Wake Forest NC, and surrounding areas. We take pride in our work and treat our customers like family. When you need a rug cleaning company that has mastered the rug cleaning process, look no further than Pettyjohn’s. 

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