Rug Cleaning in Victoria, BC

Protecting your Persian, British India, Oriental or Decorator rugs starts with proper area rug care in your home. If you want your rugs to last a long time there are procedures that you should keep in mind. Starting with regular vacuuming, every 3-8 months your carpet should be turned over and vacuumed underneath using a beater bar attachment to loosen the dirt/grit and remove it from the pile.


At Coastal Cleaners, we have been cleaning, restoring and protecting area rugs in-shop for over 40 years. We take the time and care to properly treat your carpet to maximize your end results. We clean a large percentage of loose area rugs in-shop, because it allows us the time to:


  • Fully inspect under our special shop lights
  • Proper pre-treat all spots & stains, allowing for appropriate dwell time which can sometimes be many hours
  • Thoroughly vacuum of front/back/front again
  • Choose from multiple cleaning options, depending on the type and material of the rug, and degree & type of soiling
  • Have the ability to clean them several times over several days if required
  • Control drying with adjusted humidity and air movement
  • Perform a complete and thorough post cleaning inspection to check for remaining spots, odours and any other drying issues
  • Do a final vacuuming of face yarns and roll up for storage until delivery or pick up


Some rugs due to sheer size, or due to large or permanent furnishings, wall units on them or at the request of the home owner (who simply may not want to part with their rug) we do offer in-home rug cleaning. This is somewhat less costly than in-shop cleaning. In-home rug cleaning results are very thorough and impressive on lightly soiled and well maintained rugs. If you are committed to maintaining your rugs as opposed to only cleaning when visibly soiled, this is an excellent option to consider. Our waterless dry extraction method will ensure that the rugs are cleaned safely and efficiently while ensuring that there will be no damage to hardwood, laminate or even wall to wall carpeting underneath the rugs.


Staining on most natural fibres is the largest complaint when it comes to area rugs. It is very important that spills be cleaned up as soon as possible, as due to the nature of natural fibres they absorb and hold stains much more readily than man made materials. Plus they are unable to withstand the high pH of some of the strongest stain removers, so we are limited to what can be used. The quicker you get us in the better chance we have to remove or reduce the appearance of the stain or spill. Having your area rugs protected after our cleaning is strongly recommended. Although no protectant can stop or prevent all stains, it adds a large measure of protection and can greatly minimize the damage from spills, plus it allows you to vacuum up to 35% more soil out of your rugs, as soil has a much harder time attaching itself to sealed fibres.


Dye bleeding or crocking is an issue with some types of area rugs including Kilims, some Persians, and even some Orientals. Dye bleeding can be prevented but not always corrected, so if your carpet has been “do-it-yourself” cleaned or spot treated or even has gotten wet or excessively humid, dyes can run during the cleaning or drying process. Please let us know if you believe that your rug has been subjected to those or any other conditions that might affect its dye stability.


We are thoroughly experienced and able to clean almost all area rugs including wools, cottons, synthetics, blends, braided, hand tufted, hand hooked, silk, Viscose, Flokati, Navajo, Sisal, and Dhurries – to name a few. Feel confident trusting your precious rugs to the impeccable care of Coastal Cleaners. We guarantee you will be impressed.


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