Area rugs can be very useful in office buildings, hotels, and restaurants. They can help break up the mundane commercial-grade carpet and add some life to a room. Perhaps just as important, however, is the fact that they protect the carpet underneath so it doesn’t have to be replaced nearly as often. At Stay Fresh Steam Cleaning, we utilize different rug cleaning processes for each and every rug we clean and care for. Just as do for our residential customers, our commercial area rug cleaning services offer on-site and warehouse cleaning. Our technician can even recommend one or the other depending on the high traffic and condition of the area rug. This all contributes to making Stay Fresh rug cleaning for San Antonio businesses’ go-to team.

With our on-site cleaning process, our cleaners scrub deep down into the pile of the carpet, effectively removing dirt and stains that linger there. As commercial rug cleaners, Stay Fresh Steam Cleaning knows you need your rugs back in service as soon as possible. That’s why we offer on-site commercial rug cleanings. If you need a more advanced cleaning process, our technicians may recommend bringing the rug to our warehouse to be treated more thoroughly.
Regardless of the construction and the material of your commercial area rug, Stay Fresh cleaners can care for any area rug, leaving customers with a floor looking like new. We are committed to providing this quality service so customers can have their building or office looking professional again. We have experience with all sorts of area rugs including Persian rugs, Chinese rugs, and oriental rugs. Even handmade rugs, wool rugs, and silk rugs are not a problem for us.

Commercial Rug Cleaning San Antonio Businesses Trust — Our Process:

1: Area & Oriental Rug Cleaning Inspection
Whether you have an Oriental rug or any other type of area rug, our very first step is discussing the cleaning process with you and addressing your concerns. We visually inspect your area rug to make sure there are no underlying problems. A part of this inspection is using our trained eyes to make note of any spots or stains. Sometimes with intricate Oriental styles, small spots are hard to see. Our rug cleaning team is committed to not letting any of these imperfections go unaddressed.

2: Remove the Dry Soil From Your Area Rug
Our team uses TruSteam Cleaning on our commercial rug cleaning jobs. TruSteam Cleaning uses a patented system to safely and effectively remove years of loose debris from your area rug that regular vacuuming can never remove. This is a crucial step before any rug cleaning products are introduced.

3: Use Safe Oriental and Area Rug Cleaning Products
Depending on the soil level and/or special problems your area rug may have, we will use industry-standard professional rug cleaning agents to loosen greasy soils and address odor problems to leave your area rug clean and fresh with a thorough rinsing afterward.

4: Conduct Additional Spotting Work on Your Area Rug
We then use professional spot removal products to combat any stains not removed during the initial area rug cleaning procedure. At this time, we also will do extra rug cleaning work on your fringes to make them nice and unblemished once again.

5: Dry Your Area Rug, Vacuum Again, Groom It, Wrap It
We use high-volume fans to dry your area rugs thoroughly after cleaning. Once done, we will give it a final vacuuming session and then comb out the face yarns to make them pristine for you. When it’s all dry, we will safely roll the rug up.

Our Commercial Rug Cleaning San Antonio Warehouse Process:

1: Warehouse Cleaning Pre-Wash Inspection
Each rug is inspected for any pre-existing conditions. Many times, soil covers up dye lot variations (abrash), fiber staining, prior dye bleeding, worn areas, or white knots that become “uncovered” after the wash.

2: Dust Process
Once the pre-wash inspection is complete, the next step is dusting. Wool fibers under the microscope look like fish scales, with many small pockets that hide dirt, grit, and soil.
A wool rug can hold pounds of soil in its fibers before it begins to look dirty. So when it starts looking bad, you know it’s well past the time to have it cleaned. This is not just simple “dirt” but also germs, bacteria, and other contaminants brought in by feet, shoes, and paws.
Flooding a rug with pounds of fine grit and dirt in the foundation creates mud. This is why a rug needs to be dusted before it gets wet.

3: Full Emersion Wet Wash
The dyes of your rug are tested for colorfastness. If the dyes are not colorfast, then the rug is bathed first in vinegar to stabilize the dyes during the wash process. This is similar to adding white vinegar to wash water when handling new fabrics, to help keep the dyes from migrating into the neighboring areas.
The rug is washed using mild rug shampoo and cool water. Just like you would with your wool or cotton sweater, you avoid hot water, harsh detergents, and high heat.

4: Dry Flat
All of our rugs are laid out flat to dry. Hanging textiles up when they are wet can lead to too much strain on the foundation of the rugs. Air movers are used to facilitate the drying process, and dehumidifiers help control the drying environment. By not using hot water during the wash, or high heat in the drying process, we help you avoid the worry of shrinking. Again, these fibers are similar to your nicer wool and cotton fabrics, so a gentle wash and “dry out flat” is how they have been washed for ages. But, as with brand new clothing items, there may be a very slight shrinking during the very first cleaning of perhaps an inch, but after the first wash that is no longer a concern (unless the rug is improperly cleaned with high heat carpet cleaning machines in your home, which can shrink, distort, bleed, and harm your rugs; this is why rugs should never be cleaned in the home, but taken out for their wash in a rug cleaning facility).

5: Fringe Work and Finishing
Fringe tassels are usually cotton strands. These are the “warps” of a rug, and are the foundation threads that fuzzy wool knots are tied around to weave your rug.

Unlike wool, cotton is an absorbent fiber and has no place to “hide” soil. So when your tassels look dirty you know it’s time to wash your rug. And these tassels need some extra scrubbing and elbow grease to get clean. Think of shoelaces to get a feel for how hard it can be to get them clean when they are heavily soiled.
Fringe tassels are scrubbed during the wash process, and additionally when needed. ​

6: Wrapped and Ready for Delivery
Our team uses moisture sensors to be certain that your rug is 100 percent dry. After it has been thoroughly dried, the rug is then given a final grooming with a horsehair brush.  Because we want to make sure it’s to your complete satisfaction and passes our post-inspection before it is ready for delivery, our team carefully inspects the rug to make sure stains and odors are gone. Once it passes inspection by our in-plant manager, it’s then rolled up, wrapped, and ready to go. We will schedule a proper date and time to set up delivery.


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