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You care about your beautiful rugs … and so do we! We at Daystar Cleaning are the Rug Wash Specialists for the Bay County and South Walton County areas, and are recommended by many local rug retailers.
Everything looks better after a good bath … especially rugs! We safely and thoroughly wash natural fiber rugs in our facility, as well as many other textiles:
- Fine Orientals
- Natural & Synthetic Braids
- Loop Pile
- Synthetic Materials
- And More
An in-plant rug wash is best for fine rugs. They should not be cleaned on location like your wall-to-wall carpeting (see our specialized process below).
We will pick up your rug and bring it to our facility, where it will receive our thorough Nine-Step Rug Wash Process for maximum soil and spot removal. In our plant your rug will receive several treatments for a more thorough cleaning, controlled drying, and the use of various tools which are not available on location.
Our Nine-Step Rug Wash Process:
Step 1: Pre-Inspection and Pick Up
We will determine as much as we possibly can about the type of rug and inherent qualities that may affect cleaning. We will outline the expected results and cleaning “prescription.” We will come to your home to pick up your rug, or you may drop it off at our shop.
Step 2: Dry Soil Removal
Woven rugs, especially hand-knotted rugs, are designed to hide dry soil. A few years ago, the Eureka company did a study and found that a 9 x 12 rug could hide 87 pounds of dirt! We use a variety of techniques to “dust” the rugs from the front and back. A machine called a rug badger, special vacuum attachments, and many other methods are implemented. This is the most important step in cleaning any textile.
Step 3: Pre-Testing
We will carefully pre-test your rug for dye bleeding, and if necessary, use a special agent to prevent dye bleeding.
Step 4: Pre-Condition
Depending on the fiber content and soiling type, your rug will be pre-treated to emulsify the soils.
Step 5: Pre-Spot and Fringe Preparation
Any potentially difficult spots will be pre-treated with special solutions to increase chances of removal. The fringe is also pre-treated for maximum soil removal.
Step 6: Rug Wash
Our immersion wet wash method is the most thorough way of cleaning rugs, and is also the safest method because it does not incorporate harsh chemicals or high heat, and it thoroughly rinses the fibers clean. This is unlike other cleaning methods which leave mud in the rug’s foundation, and chemical residue throughout the fibers.
Step 7: Speed Dry
Once the soil is rinsed away, the rug is dried flat in a controlled environment. Proper drying is essential to avoid unnatural shrinkage.
Step 8: Finishing
When the rug is dry, it is combed and finished with soft groomers made for specialty rugs.
Step 9: Post Inspection, Delivery Inspection and Delivery
Our cleaning specialist will give the rug a final inspection and release it for pick-up or delivery. Your rug will be wrapped in paper to protect it from dust and environmental soils until it is picked up or delivered. Upon delivery, we will lay the rug for you.
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Learn what to avoid when choosing a cleaner for your precious rugs, and how to care for your rugs, keeping them clean, fresh, and healthy for your home, in between professional cleanings. To preserve your rugs for generations to come, see our FREE Rug Owner’s Inside Guide To Safe Rug Care & Cleaning.
“I have had you do my patio and rug several times. I have been extremely pleased. The job was done just the way I wanted it. Seeing everything so clean was wonderful. If you want to have an excellent cleaning job done, call Daystar. They are the best in town. I feel that you and your technicians do an excellent job. The office staff were excellent and they deserve praise.” – Virginia Lindsay, Panama City
“How satisfied I am with this service!” – Jean Collins
“Would highly recommend your services.” – Paula J. Nutter
“Very helpful, very professional, very pleased with clean rug.Before – very dirty; after – very nice.Very nice young man.” – Joe & Ann Darcy, Panama City
“Excellent. Phone conversation convinced me of competence and quality at a fair price. Great! The best job yet, I will use your company from now on. Greatly improved. Have used other companies but your technique worked! The technician did very well, he was the best! Courteous, professional, and a great worker.A great job- very professional!” – Lila Blakely, Panama City
“I have praised you to the skies to family and friends.” – Carolyn Simpson, Panama City Beach
“Every question I had, the technician was able to explain and CORRECT! Absolutely ecstatic — my rugs look brand new, and they were in poor condition. Beautifully clean and softer to walk on! The technician was excellent and I highly recommend him.” – Ellen Barker, Panama City