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 Awendaw, 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.
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:
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 Awendaw, 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.
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!
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 with measuring and cataloging to provide both accurate pricing and a way to track each rug throughout the cleaning process. We then thoroughly inspect the rug for fiber content, construction, dye stability and any preexisting concerns. We record this information in a detailed report with photographs. Our company will come to your home to pick up your rug, or you may drop it by our shop.
The vital first step to quality cleaning is dusting. Our state-of-the-art automatic rug dusting machine is specially designed to safely remove hidden embedded dust, sand and soil from the base of the face fibers. It is not unusual for a woven rug to release 2-5 lbs. of this dry material, which if not removed, can cause long term damage.
Before the wash process has started, your rug is tested for dye stability and treated accordingly with a dye stabilizer to minimize any bleeding of the dyes. The rug is now ready to be fully washed on our clean and graded wash floor. The pre-inspection determines the appropriate techniques and products to be used for effective and safe cleaning.
Once the rug has undergone its complete wash, it is time to rinse it. Using clean water and a specially designed squeegee. Followed by running the rug through one of the most successful rug-wringers in the world! Not only provides another level of rinsing, but flushes out any extra urine and other contaminants in the rug. It removes over 90% of moisture from rugs in 3 minutes or less. When the rug emerges, it is completely rinsed and merely damp.
All fringe detail will take place in the finishing stage. Fringe will be extracted, groomed and treated accordingly.
Rug are hung to finish the drying process. They are enclosed inside our dying tower rack with powerful air movers and dehumidifiers in drying each rug quickly as possible.
Once fully dried, the rug will be vacuumed and groomed. The pile will be set and it will receive a final post inspection. The rug then will be rolled, nicely wrapped and placed in our clean room to await pick-up or delivery.
Whether you're on a budget or you have an abundance of free time, you may be thinking about DIY area rug cleaning in Awendaw, 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:
Your rug is submerged and washed with products for wool, then rinsed & spun in professional equipment!
When your rug is washed correctly, you will see that pop of color that has been missing!
Your rug is submerged under water & flushed to give you Guaranteed Pet Odor Removal!
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.
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."
In addition to personalized area rug cleaning in Awendaw, 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:
New Closed Cell Technology (CCT) provides a pet urine barrier. Keeps most spills & pet urine from soaking through to ruin your hardwood flooring.
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.
AWENDAW, SC (WCIV) — For weeks, Awendaw residents have been expressing concerns about the potential of hundreds of new homes coming to their community."Town council has approved 822 new residences with more on the docket tonight," Awendaw resident John Cooke said. "Those residences come with a population that will at least double our current population."Read more: ...
AWENDAW, SC (WCIV) — For weeks, Awendaw residents have been expressing concerns about the potential of hundreds of new homes coming to their community.
"Town council has approved 822 new residences with more on the docket tonight," Awendaw resident John Cooke said. "Those residences come with a population that will at least double our current population."
However, Mayor Miriam Green says the population will not be doubled.
"It's not the truth," Green said. "It's not a total of 800 homes. And if it is, they still have to go through planning."
"I can't say it's 800, 9,00, or 1,000 homes because I don't know," she continued. "But in the preliminary plan, yes, it did say certain amount of homes will be built up there."
Green describes the development plans as "smart growth".
Mayor Miriam Green describes the development plans as "smart growth". (WCIV)
"We are following ordinance and processes of procedures and state guidelines," she said.
In response to the concerns about the development plans being too much in too little time, Green says the town has to follow guidelines and the rules.
"Just because someone comes to you and says 'This is what we want,' doesn't meant that's what the majority of the citizens of Awendaw want," the mayor said.
Residents have also expressed concerns about how new developments may affect Awendaw's roads and infrastructure.
"Last meeting, I heard emergency services people talk about the fact that they were concerned about their ability to support the town," Cooke said. "The roads, the infrastructure might not be able to support (new development). The roads that were made in the early 1950s-60s are still the ones being used today and could fail."
Green says the infrastructure, road, and traffic issues are being analyzed as part of the development plans.
"We're looking at all that stuff," the mayor said. "We have a traffic study in place, but it doesn't happen overnight."
Another concern is the septic tanks that will be used for the new development, which Green says the town is working on with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).
"20 years when all these systems start to fail, you could have an ecological disaster that could affect a lot of bulls bay and the intercoastal waterways," Cooke said.
The evening of Aug. 21, the Awendaw Planning Commission reviewed the Harper Valley proposal. It was denied in a 5-1 vote.
Cooke says people who live in Awendaw are banding together in opposition and they are asking for a moratorium to slow down the development.
"It's a growing pain in Awendaw," Green said. "It's not the people that live here. It's the people that came here."
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A $5 million federal investment will soon add 446 acres of land along the South Carolina shoreline.Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is currently made up of 22 miles of barrier islands. Sarah Dawsey, the refuge manager, has been working with nature preservation since she was in high school and joined the Youth Conservation Corps.“This has been a lifelong goal for me. I mean, I can’t tell you how ecstatic I am to get this money. We have barrier islands, the refuge is barrier island...
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A $5 million federal investment will soon add 446 acres of land along the South Carolina shoreline.
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is currently made up of 22 miles of barrier islands. Sarah Dawsey, the refuge manager, has been working with nature preservation since she was in high school and joined the Youth Conservation Corps.
“This has been a lifelong goal for me. I mean, I can’t tell you how ecstatic I am to get this money. We have barrier islands, the refuge is barrier islands, and they’re only accessible by boat,” Dawsey says.
Coastal Expeditions does run a ferry to Bulls Island for a fee so those interested can visit for the day. There is a public dock on the island for those with boats to use as well.
“This money will allow us to have a tract on the mainland, where we can have trails, we can have hunting, fishing, environmental education, everything that we do on the islands, but to a greater extent and you don’t have to have a boat so it’s really exciting,” Dawsey says.
She also notes that a mainland tract is a step toward a future corridor connecting the refuge to the Francis Marion National Forest.
Durwin Carter is the project leader for Cape Romain, Ace Basin, Santee and Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuges. He says any addition of land is a huge win for conservation efforts, wildlife and the people nearby who can enjoy it.
“It ties directly into what our mission is. Our mission is essentially working with other partners to conserve these lands and habitats and the critters that use it, for the public to enjoy,” Carter says.
Dawsey and Carter pointed out how erosion from storms and sea level rise are threatening the barrier islands and, in their time at the refuge, they have seen the saltwater breach into ponds on Bulls Island and encroach further into the land each year.
“With the threats happening with development and habitat fragmentation and sea level rise, any additional lands that we can conserve are going to be beneficial. We do what we do for the wildlife, for the habitats and for people to enjoy. But we also do it for future generations to enjoy,” Carter says.
The funding comes from the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund. The fund is made up from the sale of Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, commonly known as Duck Stamps, and import taxes.
The refuge has a visitors center located off Highway 17 where people can learn more about the conservation work and migratory bird protection the islands offer. Dawsey says people are always welcome to visit Bulls Island as long as they come with respect for the wildlife and leave it as they found it.
“If you see birds flying around or acting unusual or dive bombing you, that’s a signal that you’re close to their nest and they’re just trying to protect their babies,” Dawsey says.
Cape Romain is home to more than 290 bird species that migrate through the area as well as other animals like alligators, deer and sea turtles.
“We are just winding up our field season, so we have a really big loggerhead sea turtle project, it’s seven days a week. We do a lot of posting for birds and stewarding to keep people out of the bird areas and educating people on why it’s important,” Dawsey says.
Carter says his staff and volunteers are grateful for the land the refuge currently gets to take care of. They are looking forward to the expansion once the sale is finalized and eventually to hosting wildlife and visitors on the new mainland tracts.
“We’re really lucky to have the jobs that we have because they really enjoy their time out on the water of Cape Romain; really enjoy their times out on the trails, enjoy their times out appreciating the refuge, doing birdwatching, fishing, hunting, whatever it is, we’re constantly reminded of how great our jobs are because we get a chance to see this every day,” Carter says.
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The 2023 white-tailed deer archery hunts on Bulls Island, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge will be held Nov. 6- 11 and Dec. 4-9. Hunters must possess the required state hunting license. Each hunter will check in and register before setting up camp and hunting. Hunters under the age of 16 must have successfully completed a State approved hunters education course, present a hunter safety certificate and be under the immediate supervision of an adult.On Nov. 5 and Dec. 3 at 4:00 p.m., the Refuge Manager will meet with archers to disc...
The 2023 white-tailed deer archery hunts on Bulls Island, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge will be held Nov. 6- 11 and Dec. 4-9. Hunters must possess the required state hunting license. Each hunter will check in and register before setting up camp and hunting. Hunters under the age of 16 must have successfully completed a State approved hunters education course, present a hunter safety certificate and be under the immediate supervision of an adult.
On Nov. 5 and Dec. 3 at 4:00 p.m., the Refuge Manager will meet with archers to discuss refuge hunt regulations.
The camping area on Bulls Island will remain open from 9:00 a.m. on the Sunday preceding each hunt until noon on the Sunday following the hunt. Only registered hunters will be allowed to camp. Water and restroom facilities are the only amenities provided on the island. Overnight parking is permitted at Garris Landing during the archery hunts.
Hunters must provide their own transportation to and from Bulls Island or make transport arrangements with the refuge concession Coastal Expeditions by calling 843-884-7684. Only portable hunting stands that will not injure living trees are allowed. Crossbows, firearms/ammunition, motorized equipment, poison arrows, dogs, nails, wire, paint and flagging are prohibited. Bicycles are allowed for use on service roads. All deer, regardless of sex, must be tagged. One antlered deer and unlimited antlerless deer may be taken. Tags will be provided by Cape Romain NWR.
The archery hunt on Bulls Island assists management in maintaining the deer population at a level compatible with the environment and permits the use of a valuable renewable resource.
Visit the Cape Romain site at www.fws.gov/refuge/cape-romain for a copy of the hunt permit. For additional information, call the Refuge office at (843) 928-3264. Permits are available at the Refuge Headquarters Office Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and, Wednesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, 5821 Hwy 17 North, Awendaw, South Carolina 29429.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Visit the Service website at www.fws.gov for more information on the organization’s work.
AWENDAW, S.C. (WCIV) — For the past three years, two months, and 17 days, Middleton & Maker Village Barbeque has been providing good food for a good cause, and has provided a safe space for customers.“It’s a backyard family reunion type of effect," said Eliot Middleton, ...
AWENDAW, S.C. (WCIV) — For the past three years, two months, and 17 days, Middleton & Maker Village Barbeque has been providing good food for a good cause, and has provided a safe space for customers.
“It’s a backyard family reunion type of effect," said Eliot Middleton, one of the co-owners of the popular business.
This family reunion started back in 2016 as a mobile business bringing barbeque to different areas throughout the Lowcountry, but once those wheels parked, the business began to grow.
"From that opportunity coming into this opportunity with this restaurant being available and getting this literally two days before Covid start, so it’s just been a very strong strong battle for the last four years," Middleton said.
Middleton's passion didn't stop there. After realizing transportation was hard to come by for some people, his love to help the community kicked in.
“On the Middleton side, whatever profits I get from the restaurant, it all went back into the cars and making sure I could fix and develop cars that needed," Middleton said.
Unfortunately, the popular BBQ spot, located on 5105 N HWY 17 in Awendaw, will be closing due to new development plans moving into the area. But the business is now going back to its roots.
“We’re going back mobile. It’s going to be Middleton’s Village Mobile Barbeque LLC, and we’re going to be in all of the other areas and counties, and we’re going to do more community-oriented events," Middleton said.
Despite the change in locations, the passion remains, and the village will only grow.
"And they say if you build it they will come, and that’s what we did here—we built it, and people are coming," said Charles Maker, co-owner of Middleton & Maker Village BBQ.
Middleton and Maker will also start having village field days throughout the community for people of all ages to come out, play games and get some good food.
Middleton's service to his community dates back years. In October 2020, he was recognized with the Jefferson Award after he started fixing up old cars and giving them out to people in need of reliable transportation.
AWENDAW, S.C. (WCIV) — Many Awendaw residents are calling it a "win" after the town's Zoning Commission denied a request Monday evening to rezone 66 acres for a possible development.The land in question is in the vicinity of Boomstraw Hill Road and Sewee Road and was recently annexed into the town limits from Charleston County.Developer David Weekley Homes recently acquired the neighboring Awendaw Village development, and made a brief presentation at Monday's meeting answering questions from board members and th...
AWENDAW, S.C. (WCIV) — Many Awendaw residents are calling it a "win" after the town's Zoning Commission denied a request Monday evening to rezone 66 acres for a possible development.
The land in question is in the vicinity of Boomstraw Hill Road and Sewee Road and was recently annexed into the town limits from Charleston County.
Developer David Weekley Homes recently acquired the neighboring Awendaw Village development, and made a brief presentation at Monday's meeting answering questions from board members and the public.
Their proposal included creating lot sizes of 20,000 square-feet per home with a little more than 60 homes planned. But the current Agricultural zoning designation only provides for a minimum 30,000 square-foot lots. A change to Residential zoning would have decreased that limit to 12,500.
Allen Rioux serves on Awendaw's Board of Zoning Appeals and said the consensus from citizens is a desire to keep development density low.
"We're certainly not anti-development or anti-developer. We understand that this is a desirable place to be, and - in fact - we think that development is important for our community, for our tax base," Rioux said. "But, what the community is against is high-density development. We need to be reasonable. We have great resources here and we need to be careful that we don't negatively impact them."
Others at Monday's meeting called the request premature.
David Weekley Homes faces some challenges with the land. First and foremost, access.
The parcels are currently land-locked, meaning there's no road legal road access. However, a phase to development of their recently acquired Awendaw Village off Highway 17 would provide an adjacent connection to the 66-acres.
A few residents from Awendaw Village were at the zoning meeting and voiced their concerns over unfulfilled promises from their original developer.
David Weekley Homes will likely need to return before town council or the Zoning Commission with an updated development proposal.