A rug cleaning service you can trust
Rugs are a nice addition to any room and add comfort. However, they are also prone to accumulating a lot of dirt and grime and can easily be stained (splish splash of red wine comes to mind). Pets also love to use rugs and therefore they need to be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis. Rugs can come in many different types and are usually classified by the size, type of fibre and country of origin. But, no matter what type of rug it is, cleaning them really is a task best left to experts like 1 Stop Wash.
Did you know?
- A rug can absorb up to five times its own weight in water. This is because rugs are almost always made of a soft material — wool, cotton, etc., that have air pockets. So, when exposed to water (we get plenty of rain in good old Blighty), the air cells fill up, and the fibers soak it all up. And once they get wet, they don’t release the water so easily. That causes internal decomposition and — releases the dreaded and frankly unwanted rug odours which can bring down the vibe of any room.
Rug stain removal
- Rug fabric, despite being strong, can get damaged easily if not cleaned and maintained properly. That’s why, when you send in your rugs for dry cleaning at 1 Stop Wash, our rug cleaning experts fully inspect them and then spot clean stains and any other areas that need addressing. In the past we’ve cleaned some of the toughest stains imaginable — things like blood, curry and even urine from pets come to mind so your rugs are in safe hands with us because we have the know how when it comes to rug dry cleaning.
Many years of rug dry cleaning experience
- At 1 Stop Wash, our experts are trained in dealing with all kinds of rugs, no matter the fabric, country of origin, vintage, size or purpose. Unlike other rug dry cleaners, the 1 Stop Wash process ensures that the finished result is as close to brand-new as possible. We only use mild biodegradable detergents that are kinder both to your rugs and to the environment.
- We’re a member of the Guild of Launderers and Dry Cleaners, an organisation that contains only the best dry cleaners and laundry services with a history of successful results. What’s more is that 1 Stop Wash is a proud London business that supports local business and sustainability. Our rug dry cleaning service is highly rated by customers of 1 Stop Wash across all of London and is sure to put a smile on your face.
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The 6 Steps To Rug Cleaning Excellence
1. Checking Care Labels
All rugs are different and that’s why we first note down any special washing instructions mentioned in the care labels. We also encourage you to send us notes about the kind of result you’re expecting. That goes a long way in achieving the best possible rug dry cleaning result.
2. Stain Spotting
We’ve cleaned blood, milk, curry, ink, lipstick and so much more. But the key to delivering a clean rug is to spot it in time. Then, we select the cleaning solution and hand-clean the affected area. Magically, the spots vanish as if they were never there in the first place!
3. Eco-Friendly Cleaning
We’re one of the first users of WetCare within London, an eco-friendly, biodegradable cleaning process that has revolutionised the dry cleaning business. It’s kinder to the environment because it does not have perchlorates or PERC which are preferred by traditional dry cleaners across the UK. Plus, we are powered by green electricity thanks to our partnership with Ecotricity who are the UK’s biggest provider of green energy. We’re also electrifying our fleet of pick up and delivery vans in the upcoming year.
4. Into the Machine
At 1 Stop Wash, we use washing machines that are powerful enough to accommodate all sizes of rugs. Each one is thoroughly inspected to calculate the right combination of water temperature, detergent concentration and drum cycle. Every fabric requires a different cycle and detergent combination. Once this is complete, the machine does the rest of the work. Whatsmore, our machines are extremely water and energy efficient, so we’re kinder to the environment, too.
Rugs need to be dried out because they absorb a much larger volume of water then other items. We either steam or hand dry the rugs depending on the fabric and instructions you send into us. A well-dried rug will feel soft, flexible and just as premium as a new one. It’s one of the most important steps in the process and removes that horrible stink old rugs have.
Unlike other types of clothing, rugs require special finishing procedures that vary according to the material, age and country of origin. Thankfully, our expert rug dry cleaners know their rugs and will not give up until they’ve achieved a first-class finish that we can be proud of. When this is done, the rugs are carefully packaged into biodegradable bagging and delivered back to your doorstep within 48-72 hrs.
How it works
We collect, clean and deliver your clothes within 24-48 hrs.
1. Schedule a wash
Schedule an order before 3pm for same day pick up via the 1 Stop Wash web app. We pick up & deliver everyday with convenient time slots that suit your schedule.
2. Meet your driver
We collect your clothes from your doorstep. Our team will list your order and price it accordingly and we can provide you with your very own reusable laundry bag.
3. Fresh clothes
We bring your clothes/trainers back freshly cleaned within 24-48 hrs. Let us help you achieve Less Laundry, More Life!
Why you should choose 1 Stop Wash for your rug dry cleaning service
Book Your Order 24/7
Place an online order for your items using our easy to navigate booking tool. You can book a pick up 24/7
Doorstep Pick Up and Delivery
Once your pickup's confirmed, we’ll collect your items. From there, our laundry and dry cleaning experts ensure that your belongings get the TLC they deserve. Most orders will be delivered back to you within 24-48 hours (depends on the service you are using) and good as new. That’s the 1 Stop Wash guarantee.
Years Of Experience
Our team of experts have over 20 years of combined cleaning experience. We heavily invest in training and development and are proud members of the Guild of Launderers and Dry Cleaners.
Sustainable & Conscious Methods
Our eco-friendly facility uses biodegradable and non-toxic detergents and is powered by green energy. We encourage our customers to return hangers and packaging so that we can reuse. We are also investing in electric vehicles to power our pick up and drop off service.
Proud London Local
We are a family business whose journey started in 2011, striving to always deliver quality and customer satisfaction, and have helping 1000s of peoples and businesses within London along the way.
A Trusted Laundry and Dry Cleaning Company
Read what our customers say about 1 Stop Wash
FAQ for our Rug Dry Cleaning Service
What areas do you cover?
Our rug cleaning service covers most of London, if your postcode isn’t working, don’t worry, just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll manually set up an order for you.
What are your rug cleaning prices?
The cost of cleaning your rug depends on many variables like material, style of the rug, the value of it as well as the delicacy of the parts attached to the rug for example tassels. We do not have one price for all rugs but tell our customers that prices begin from £25/m^2.
Do you offer collection and delivery for my rug?
Yes, we offer free collection and delivery on all rug cleaning orders as well as encouraging customers to come to our Kings Cross based cleaning HQ, we are only a 5 minute walk from London Kings Cross Station.
Do you offer your repairs and alterations on rugs too?
Yes, certainly. We offer a bespoke tailoring service to repair or alter any rugs – our tailor has over 20 years of experience doing this.
How long does the rug dry cleaning service take?
It can take anywhere from 3-7 days to complete our rug cleaning process – it largely depends on the method of cleaning that is needed to bring the best results.
What do I do before my first collection?
You can get yourself ready for our rug cleaning service by rolling up the rug and securely tying it up with some string so that we can quickly get it from your doorstep in to our van, ready to then be cleaned.