Area Rug Cleaning
Area Rug Cleaning Services
in Raleigh & Cary
Cleaning your area rugs not only make them look like the day you bought them but will extend their life as well. Trust Medlin-Davis Cleaners to professionally clean your area rugs whether it is an oriental heirloom in the living room or the braided rug in the den.
All of our rugs are cleaned by IICRC certified technicians. IICRC is the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification which is the most widely recognized authority in the world for carpet and rug cleaning. Our multi-step procedure ensures that each rug is identified and cleaned based on its unique characteristics:
Step 1: We inspect the rug to check for fiber content, wear patterns, needed repairs and pet stains or odors. Through this process, we identify the most effective cleaning method for your unique rug.
Step 2: We remove all the dry soil by working on both sides of the carpet. Did you know that your average 9×12 area rug can hold 87 pounds of dry soil before looking dirty?
Step 3: Using water and detergents approved by Wools of New Zealand and the Carpet and Rug Institute we gently clean your rug paying special attention to problems areas caused by wear, stains or pets. We will also fully submerse your rug if necessary.
Step 4: Using what we call the indoor river process, we use only clean water to thoroughly rinse the rug on both the front and back to ensure complete removal of soils and detergent.
Step 5: We then use specifically designed extraction equipment to draw all the moisture from the rug thereby eliminating any mildew, rot or dye migration from occurring.
Step 6: Once the cleaning is complete, we inspect and add the finishing touches. Inspection looks for any missed stains or odors and needed repairs. The finishing touches include (i) grooming to set the nap in the direction it was originally knotted and (ii) to separately clean and comb any fringe.
We can clean any size area rug and any rug type including:
To have Medlin-Davis clean your area rug, you can bring it into any of our locations or just call us to arrange free pick up and delivery.
To remove lipstick from dark fabrics, grab a piece of white bread and remove the crust. You don't have to forgo a sandwich; you can use the heel of the loaf -- no one likes that piece anyway. Wad up the soft center and rub it gently on the stain until it picks up all of the lipstick. Sweep away any leftover crumbs with a clean, soft-bristled brush.
Whether it's on work shirts or Sunday best, staining around the collar can be easily vanquished with a touch of something you're pretty much guaranteed to have in the house -- shampoo. Just pour a little shampoo -- any shampoo will do, even the inexpensive, generic kind -- onto the collar, rub the collar together to work the shampoo in well, and rinse thoroughly. Then launder as usual.
Before you put those summer clothes into storage make sure you get them cleaned. Especially any item that has a stain. Stains will attract insects and they will cause damage to the clothing.
Mistakes we can make Mistake 1: Rubbing stains furiously; This can make the stain worse and possibly wear away the fabric. Instead, be gentle and methodical. Treat the stain as soon as you can; the less time that elapses, the more success you'll have. And always use a white cloth so that colors can't transfer. Dab, rather than rub, working from the outside in to keep the stain contained.
Want to dry your shoes and don’t have a shoe drying rack for your Dryer? Tie your shoe laces together so the knot is at the end. Then close the laces in the door with the knot on the outside and shoes hanging in the dryer....no more loud noises.
Wash in Cold Water: When you switch from using hot or warm water to using cold water, you reduce the energy needed for heating the water. ENERGY STAR estimates that almost 90 percent of the energy used when washing clothes goes to heating water.
Removing paint from children's clothes:- Most paints children end up playing with are water soluble and will easily come out in regular washing. The acrylics and other types of paints are better left to professional cleaners who can get the garments clean and flush out all of the stain removal chemicals used to achieve that end. Any residual stain removal chemicals can harm your child’s skin, so it’s best to leave that kind of work to the pros - us.
Salad Oil Stain? This is the worst because it can yellow with age if not removed. Cover a big spill at the table with absorbent powder. Shake off after supper. Apply a mild detergent mixed with household ammonia, ASAP. Wait 5-10 minutes and wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric.
Forgot that you left wet laundry in the machine and it now smells moldy? Pour a few cups of white distilled vinegar in the machine and wash the clothes in hot water. Then run a normal cycle with detergent.
Red Wine stain? Lightly touch with an absorbent towel to draw up the liquid or put paper towels under the spill. Blotting can spread the stain. After dinner: rinse in cool water; treat with a mild detergent and white vinegar. remember to dab the stain, never rub as this could cause damage to fibres and color loss.