What is a Rug Bath exactly?

by | Aug 24, 2021 | Blog, How To

We mention the term Rug Bath a lot, but do you know what that includes? If you’re interested in having your rugs EcoCleaned but still have questions, keep reading this blog or check out our video below!


You’re a responsible rug owner. You vacuum regularly and clean spills as soon as they happen, but some stains and odors are too stubborn.
That’s when to call the best of the best – the rug cleaning specialists at EcoClean.

Our team of certified technicians along with our premium solutions and equipment can treat any type of rug with any kind of damage.

Pet-soiled silk rugs, discolored oriental rugs, musty-smelling wool rugs… you name it; we’ll EcoClean it.

Curious about how it’s done? We’re taking you behind the scenes of our rug bath process.


Rug Bath

  • Every cleaning kicks off with a phone consultation to discuss an estimate and pickup time. To save 10%, customers can drop their rugs off at our warehouse!


  • Once we receive a rug, it’s thoroughly examined. We document every spot, speck, or stain by taking several photos.


  • For an effective cleanse, it’s important to know what type of rug fibers we’re working with. With a fiber identification test, we analyze 3 areas of the rug to determine the exact material. The results help us create a “game plan” where we decide which treatments to use.


Then, it’s time to get to work.
Here’s a breakdown of how we transform musty, stained, or damaged rugs into confidently clean floor décor: 

Step 1: Remove Solids.

To efficiently draw out dirt and debris, the rug is beaten and vacuumed.


Step 2: Pre-Treat.

Rug fibers are pre-treated with the appropriate shampoos and solutions. The products are chosen based on the outcome of the fiber identification test.


Step 3: Agitate.

To follow the pre-treatment, the rug is soaked with pet and family-friendly detergent. Depending on the rug material, we either hand scrub or use a variety of agitation machines to massage the soap deep into the fibers – never missing a spot. 


Step 4: Rinse.

The rug is hosed down with cool water.


Step 5: Extract Moisture.

With the help of a squeegee and our truck-mounted high-powered vacuum system, we carefully remove excess water from the rug.

Step 6: Evaluate.

To meet EcoClean standards, we double and triple check the rug to see if there are any areas that need extra attention. We’ll repeat the extraction process until we’re 100% satisfied with the look and feel of the rug.


Step 7: Compare.

Once the rug is polished and perfected, we take photo documentation. The pictures are used to compare the results with the photos that were taken when the rug first entered our facility. The difference is like night and day, and we love to see it!


Step 8: Dry.

We move the rug to our climate-controlled drying chamber and allow it to dry completely.


Step 9: Groom.

We love a good fluff – that’s why the rug is combed and brushed once it’s dry. We’ll also add a protector or deodorizer if necessary.


Step 10: The Finale.

To seal the deal, the freshly cleaned rug is wrapped in plastic. Then, we’ll schedule a time for pick-up or delivery. A happy rug goes home to a happy customer. Every time. 

Watch the full process below!


Rug in need of an EcoClean? We offer FREE pick-up and delivery for quotes over $150!
Book a phone consultation for a rug bath now!