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Citrus Fresh Carpet Cleaning in Charleston SC

At Citrus Fresh Rug Cleaning Services Inc., we provide both on-site and off-site cleaning of your area rugs.

Area Rug Cleaning in Charleston, SC

Time is an asset you can’t afford to lose when you’re an average homeowner. Between taking the kids to football practice and piecing together your next presentation at work, there’s only so much you can do in one day. And while the weekends were once meant for R&R, today, family life is busier and more hectic than ever.


With so many tasks and responsibilities on your plate, keeping your family’s cherished area rugs dust-free, germ-free, and stain-free is easier said than done. For most folks, deep-cleaning an area rug is a chore that must take a back seat to other, more important, tasks. Who wants to spend hours of cleaning area rugs after a long day at work when your kids are hungry? If you find yourself stretched thinner than a bedsheet but still want to maintain the beauty of your home’s woven wool rugs, area rug cleaning in Charleston, SC, is the solution you need in your life.

Located in the beautiful state of South Carolina, Citrus Fresh Carpet & Rug Cleaning is metro Charleston’s premier choice for high-end area rug cleaning. At Citrus Fresh, we understand how stressful it can be to keep up with housekeeping chores like deep cleaning your woven wool rugs. We’re here to take that stress off your plate so you can focus on more important things, like cheering on your little ones at practice or picking them up from school.

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The Citrus Fresh Area Rug Cleaning Difference

The biggest difference between Citrus Fresh and other area rug cleaners in South Carolina is that we treat your expensive area rugs like they were our own. Unlike synthetic, wall-to-wall carpets, area rugs are often handmade and require an entirely different cleaning approach than other types of carpets. Our team of highly-trained professionals understands that to a “T” and knows that, unlike other carpets, your area rugs hold sentimental value. As such, we treat your area rugs with the care and compassion they deserve.

Speaking of our team, they didn’t arrive at Citrus Fresh by accident. They were vetted and chosen to be part of Citrus Fresh. In fact, we make it a point to hire team members that are courteous, friendly, and trustworthy. All our employees are tested for drugs and have their backgrounds checked as well. In addition, Citrus Fresh Carpet & Rug Cleaning Services is:

  • Fully Bonded
  • Fully Licensed
  • Fully Insured
  • Textile Pro Certified
  • Dedicated to Proper Training
  • A Customer-First Business with Years of Experience

Whether your area rug is a family heirloom passed down for generations or a recently-purchased treasure from the Middle East, our team has the tools and training to clean it correctly the first time out. Plus, to ensure the safety of your area rug cleaning in Charleston, SC, our passionate techs evaluate every inch of your carpet to develop a cleaning strategy. Then, using their knowledge and experience, our area rug experts follow that strategy to provide you with a highly-effective clean.

Unlike some area rug cleaning services, Citrus Fresh maintains your rug’s integrity by cleaning it at our state-of-the-art facility. We’ll even pick it up from your house! That way, we can clean it as thoroughly as possible and give it the attention and love it needs. Once your lovely area rug is restored to its former beauty, we’ll drop it off at your home, or you can pick it up and bring it back with you to enjoy. Just let us know what works best for your schedule, and we’ll cater to you.

The Citrus Fresh Carpet & Rug Cleaning Guarantee

Many area rug cleaning companies refuse to guarantee their work for one reason or another. Citrus Fresh Carpet & Rug Cleaning is not one of those companies. We offer our wonderful customers a guarantee to show them that we’re dedicated to making them and every customer happy and satisfied.

If you’re not fully satisfied with any service we provide, we will come back to fix the problem for free within seven days from the service date. No if’s, and’s, or but’s. It’s really that simple!

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Our Process for Area Rug Cleaning in Charleston, SC

At Citrus Fresh Carpet Cleaning, we clean your valuable area rugs in our local state-of-the-art facility. For your convenience, you have the option of scheduling a pickup or delivery service. Alternatively, you can bring your area rug to us and drop it off at our cleaning location. Because every area rug we clean is a little different, no two cleaning applications will be exactly the same. However, the typical cleaning process for an area rug is as follows:

We begin our comprehensive area rug cleaning process by measuring and cataloging your rug so that our team can track it and we can provide you with accurate pricing.


Our certified area rug cleaners inspect your carpet for fiber content, dye stability, and concerns that may affect cleaning.

We record this info and use it to create a detailed report, complete with HD photos for our reference and for your peace of mind.


From there, we get started cleaning your specialty rug. The first step of area rug cleaning is to dust your rug. Our dusting machine is tailor-made to remove soil, sand, and dust from your carpet’s base fibers in a safe and effective manner. During this step, it’s not unusual for a woven rug to release large amounts of dust and other unwanted material. If this dust and dander are not removed, it can cause long-term damage to your handmade rug.

Once our team dusts your rug, we wash it thoroughly on our clean and grated wash floor. During this step, we’ll refer back to our comprehensive pre-inspection list to make sure all of our bases are covered. This important step helps our cleaners know the products and techniques they should use on your area rug.


Our team pays special attention to the fringe around your area rug. If it is dull and soiled, we’ll clean it carefully and thoroughly.

After your area rug is completely washed, we’ll commence rinsing, using clean water and a specially-designed squeegee to remove detergents and remaining soil.


We then run your area rug through our state-of-the-art centrifuge. This necessary step provides your specialty rug with another layer of rinsing while extracting moisture quickly. Once this step is completed, your rug will be completely clean and damp.

Once fully dry, we complete a final inspection to ensure your area rug is cleaned to uphold our high standards. Once it passes this final test, your area rug is rolled, wrapped, and placed in our facility for you to pick it up. If you prefer, our team is happy to save you time by delivering it directly to your home or office.


While damp, your area rug and its fringes are groomed for an inviting, fluffy appearance. Your rug is then hung in our safe, clean facility to finish the drying process.

Benefits of Professional Area Rug Cleaning

Whether you’re on a budget or you have an abundance of free time, you may be thinking about DIY area rug cleaning in Charleston, SC. While maintaining your area rugs with regular vacuuming and spot stain removal is important, a complete area rug cleaning requires specialized knowledge, tools, and training. Here are just a few of the biggest benefits of hiring a professional area rug cleaning company like Citrus Fresh:

Longer Life Span

Longer Life Span

Using the wrong techniques, tools, or products to clean your area rug can ruin it, drastically reducing its life span. Plus, without the help of a professional, there’s a very good chance that you may further damage your rug or cause it to become discolored or dull.

Enhanced Hygiene

Enhanced Hygiene

Area rugs, especially those that are wool or cotton, tend to trap the dust and pollen floating around your house. In some ways, trapping allergens makes your area rug an air filter of sorts. Of course, when your rug traps all that nastiness, it needs to be cleaned. The Citrus Fresh area rug cleaning process uses highly-specialized tools and techniques to completely remove the dirt, grime, allergens, stains, and more from your area rug. A truly clean rug means a healthier home, providing you and your family with peace of mind.

Vibrant Colors

Vibrant Colors

When your area rug hasn’t been cleaned for months or even years, it becomes faded and discolored. When your area rug is faded, it becomes unattractive and is the anthesis of owning an area rug in the first place. Cleaning your valuable area rug professionally is the quickest, easiest way to give it much-needed life. No stains. No odors. No eyesores. Only vibrant colors and stylish design.

What About In-Home Area Rug Cleaning in Charleston, SC?

At Citrus Fresh Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we offer several carpet cleaning services to our customers. While we’re happy to come to your home to clean the synthetic carpets you walk on every day, we must take a special approach with area rugs. The bottom line is that to clean your area rug properly, we must do so in our fully-equipped cleaning facility. We can’t travel to your home with the equipment needed to thoroughly clean area rugs that are wool, handmade, silk, etc.

There are many reasons why an area rug must be removed from a home or office to be properly cleaned. Here are three of the most important:


Most in-home carpet cleaning does not incorporate dusting with synthetic carpets. But with area rugs, dusting is non-negotiable. Area rugs, especially of the wool variety, can hold pounds of dust, mites, dead skin, and other yucky debris. To remove this debris, dust and soil must be removed from the foundation of your rug’s fibers. To do this, heavy equipment, a clean facility, and a professional’s touch are needed.

Improper Rinsing

Standard in-home carpet rinsing often involves a fiber rinse that can leave residue on high-end area rugs. This residue can lead to fading and yellowing. By bringing your area rugs to our cleaning facility, our team can rinse your area rug more thoroughly. That way, we can release trapped dirt that is trapped in the wefts and warps of your Oriental rug. We can then place your area rug in our wash pit for additional rinsing, using water to flush through your rug from back to front. We then use a specialized squeegee to remove any remaining soil remnants until the water we use runs clear out of your rug.


Your average in-home carpet cleaner will clean your carpet the best way they can with the information they have. As such, they may treat your area rug like it is a piece of carpet. Unfortunately, that can have disastrous effects on your prized area rug.


However, highly-trained area rug specialists have unique knowledge that in-home carpet cleaners aren’t required to know. As mentioned above, they also have the specific equipment and building space needed to completely clean an area rug. The owners of Citrus Fresh Carpet & Rug Cleaning were trained to clean Oriental and area rugs by world-renowned expert Lisa Wagner, earning the title “Textile Pro Certified.”

Area Rug Pads from Citrus Fresh

Area Rug Pads from Citrus Fresh Carpet & Rug Cleaning Services

In addition to personalized area rug cleaning in Charleston, SC, we offer custom-cut area rug pads to fit your area rugs like a glove. Our rug pads act like an insurance policy for high-quality area rugs, even if they’re made of materials like wool or cotton. Unlike other rug pads, however, our pads have the ability to soak up unwanted spills.

Most rug pads allow liquids to pass right through them. When this happens, the fluid is trapped between the rug pad and your floor – an incredibly damaging circumstance for your flooring and its finish. Can you imagine what a pool of red wine would do if left to fester underneath your favorite area rug? You could be looking at thousands of dollars of damage.

With rug pads from Citrus Fresh, liquids are moved away from the rug by the absorbent top layer of the padding and are held in place by the rug pad. The pad, which is designed with a moisture barrier, does not allow the spill to reach your flooring. This innovative design doesn’t just protect your floors – it protects your area rug better too. As if that weren’t enough, the closed-cell technology of these pads helps provide a barrier to pet urine!

Additional benefits of area rug pads from Citrus Fresh include:

  • Green Label Certified
  • Only “Go Green” Felt Pad On the Market
  • No Odors
  • No Off-Gassing
  • No Stains
  • No Discoloration of Flooring
  • Pads Created Using 100% Recycled Material
  • Pads Are Also Recyclable After Use
  • No Latex = No Allergies
  • Non-Toxic
  • Perfect for Generating Radiant Heat
Additional benefits of area rug pads

Your Top Choice for Area Rug Cleaning in Charleston, SC

You might be wondering, “Who is the best choice for area rug cleaning near me?” One look at our reviews and video testimonials, and the clear choice is Citrus Fresh Carpet & Rug Cleaning Services.

Meticulous in its cleaning and care of fine area rugs, we’re proud to provide our customers with safe, reliable, efficient services that protect and restore the appearance of your rugs. Our area rug cleaning methods are incredibly potent and have been proven to clean a wide array of unique area rugs, from the most fragile family heirlooms to sturdier modern rugs.

Good old-fashioned customer service, attention to detail, and a passion for cleaning area rugs make Citrus Fresh your first choice for service and quality. Contact our office today to learn more about our cleaning process or to schedule your area rug pickup or drop-off.