and San Francisco Bay Area
Area Rug Cleaning
Area Rug Cleaning And Restoration
We Sell Pad Too!
At Mother Nature’s Cleaning, we understand that each rug is as unique as its owner. Because of this we offer different methods of cleaning to enable us to satisfy almost all rug types.
Our highly skilled, Certified Rug Cleaner knows how to identify and restore even the dirtiest area rugs back to like new condition. We strive to offer the highest quality area rug cleaning service in Marin, San Francisco and the surrounding areas while maintaining excellent customer satisfaction. We strongly recommend a cleaning in our facility, but we do offer in home service for rugs that qualify.
Following the initial inspection the rug will go through one of the cleaning methods detailed below:
Hand Wash Service
This is the most thorough, gentle cleaning you can get and is the recommended method for most rugs. Your delicate rugs are handled skillfully and treated carefully to maintain the integrity of the weave and fibers. Once your rug arrives at our facility, we hand inspect it prior to beginning the cleaning process. Every cleaning is tailored specifically for each rug. We use safe and effective techniques recommended by experts in the industry to ensure no damage occurs to the carpet fibers or dyes. See below for our urine treatment details.
In Home Service*
In Home Service is available for some qualifying rugs for a significant savings, but comes with a few limitations. We will clean the rugs using our steam cleaning equipment (lwo temperature.) This equipment is ideal for wall to wall carpet, but not for area rugs which are made quite differently. See our blog post about why we don’t recommend cleaning them in your home: One Sure Sign of a Shady Carpet Guy.
We offer this method because we know that so many other companies will clean your rugs this way without warning you of the caveats that come with it – all of which are explained here.
*In Home Cleaning is not available for shag or thicker pile rugs, rugs that are living on hardwood floors, rugs with heavy soiling or rugs with staining from urine/animal accidents. Other rugs may also not qualify.
The Importance of a Pad
A rug pad is essential to keeping your rug attractive and to extend the life of your rug. Rug pads allow dirt to pass through the rug, and prevent abrasion caused by sharp dust particles sitting under the rug. Without a rug pad, foot traffic can cause significant damage to an area rug, and the soil is getting ground into the fibers making it dirty faster.
We have two types of pads available.
Felt Pad: Machine Made; Felted; 100% post industrial recycled synthetic fibers; Non Washable Latex
Foam Pad: Ultra Grip Non Slip Rug Pad – allows for air circulation that prevents the buildup of dust or moisture and allows for easy vacuuming.
Urine Treatment: Rugs that have been soiled by your beloved pets need additional care and attention and cannot be cleaned in your home. We can treat even the most delicate rugs to remove the urine or other substances. Treating urine requires additional detergents, soaking and rinse time – which require equipment that just won’t fit on our trucks. Please be aware, in some cases the urine has already oxidized, or a stain has been set, which causes permanent color changes in the rug that we cannot reverse. We cannot guarantee complete removal of the visible spot, but the substance and odor will definitely be gone.
After our thorough rug cleaning process, your valuable area rugs come out looking years younger and ready to serve you for years to come. You can reach us by phone at (415) 991-0500 or via email. Feel free to take a look at our Pricing Page to get an idea of what to expect.
Why not clean on site?
Failure to perform specialized procedures may result in permanent damage to the rug and the flooring materials under and around the rug. Incomplete soil removal may occur due to an inability to dust or adequately vacuum both sides of the rug. Improper wet cleaning on location could cause prolonged drying, texture change, cellulosic browning, die migration, mold growth and/or dry rot. – MasterBlend Rug Cleaning Manual (IICRC Certification Couse in Rug Cleaning)