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Area Rugs

We clean all types of area rugs, ranging from Chinese, Indian and Persian. Repairs and a refringing service is also offered. Pickup and delivery service is available and the turn around time is 7-10 days. We also sell a full line of underpadding products.

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Our In-Plant Cleaning System

Our In-Plant Cleaning Process includes the following steps:

  1. Pre inspection of each rug: We look for fading, discolouration, stains, wear, pre existing damage, colour fastness and odours.
  2. Pre Vacuum both sides of each rug: Shaking and dislodging the loose particles such as soil, sand, grit, dust etc.. from the rug.
  3. Pre Treat Spots, Spills, and Stains using the most advanced spotting techniques (some stains are permanent and are not removable).
  4. Pre Clean Fringe by hand (wear and or discolouration may not be reversible).
  5. Pre Treat Traffic and heavily soiled areas. ( discolouration due to wear, fading, or chemical reaction is not reversible).
  6. Agitate, Dissolve, Suspend and Extract the ground in soils.
  7. Rinse to further remove soil and cleaning residue. This step also restores the natural feel and look.
  8. Restore the Nap with special grooming tools.
  9. Comb the Fringe and retreat as applicable.
  10. Dry the Rugs in our climate controlled drying room.
  11. Post Cleaning Inspection.

Additional services include:

  • Stain Repellent treatments
  • Fire Retardant Treatments
  • Odour Removal
  • Refringing & Repairs

Area Rug Care Tips

  • Clean Oriental and Area Rugs professionally every 2-4 years. They will last longer.
  • Attend to stains and spills immediately to avoid a permanent stain.
  • Vacuum Rugs regularly to avoid dirt and grit buildup.
  • Use a pad under area rugs to avoid slippage and unwanted wear to knots.
  • Fix damage to rugs to avoid a larger and expensive repair later.
  • Rotate area rugs regularly to limit wear and traffic pattern marks.
  • Have a Spot and Stain Kit ready in the event of an emergency.

Spot/Stain Removal:

The single most difficult problem and most important step in area rug maintenance is spot removal. Spot removal should be done regularly by someone who has patience and the correct cleaning solution and tools to do the job. Inexperience here can make a spot into a permanent stain.

Detergent Solution: Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish detergent in a cup of warm water. (Such as Ivory or Dawn)

Vinegar Solution: Mix 2 tablespoons white vinegar with 4 cups of warm water.

Ammonia Solution: Mix 2 tablespoons clear white non-suds ammonia in 4 cups warm water.

Basic Cleaning Steps:

Scoop up and blot as much of the spill as possible. Vacuum any dry particles. Prepare suggested cleaning solutions, beginning with the first one listed. Pre-test the cleaning solution on an inconspicuous area to ensure colour fastness. Apply the cleaning solution to the stain area. Work from the outside of the stain to the center. Allow the cleaning solution to remain on the spill for about 15 minutes. Blot with a clean white cloth until no more stain transfers to the cloth. DO NOT RUB THE STAIN AREA. Rinse with cold water. Be sure all cleaning solution is removed from the fibre. If you can still see the stain, repeat the process until either the stain is removed or the stain no longer transfers to the cloth. If the stain remains, try the next solution on the list and follow the same protocol above. If the stain persists after trying each of the solutions, contact us for assistance. Once the stain is removed place layers of white paper towel on the site to absorb any moisture. Weigh down the towels with a non-staining glass or ceramic object. You can let them sit overnight. When the fibres are dry, vacuum to restore the texture. These helpful hints are for use on synthetic fibres only. Should staining occur on natural fibre items, contact us directly for assistance.

Authorized Outlets

The following locations across Ottawa will accept your rugs and cushions for cleaning by us. The turn around time for pick up of your cleaned items at our outlets is 7-10 days.


Browns Cleaners
420 Hazeldean Rd.
Kanata, Ontario K2L 4B2

Hillary Cleaners
2 Goldridge Drive
Kanata, Ontario K2T 1C7
Tel: 613-599-9126

Bells Corners

Elegant Cleaners
64 Robertson Rd.
Ottawa, Ontario K2H 5Y8


Browns Cleaners
3191 Strandherd Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2J 4G8

Browns Cleaners
3500 Fallowfields Rd
Ottawa Ontario K2J 4A7


Browns Cleaners
1427 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1V9

Hillary Drycleaners
261 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa ON K2G 6E8

Ottawa West

Browns Cleaners
Carlingwood Mall

2121 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1S3

Ottawa Centre

Browns Cleaners
270 City Center Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R7

Peloso Cleaners
489 Preston Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N7


Hillary Cleaners
1250 Main Street
Stittsville, Ontario K2S 1B8
Tel: 613-831-4730


Hillary Cleaners
1317 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3B1

Ottawa Downtown

Hillary Cleaners
Place Bell
161 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2C4
Tel: 613-569-8867

Hillary Cleaners
240 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6C9
Tel: 613-230-1767

Hillary Cleaners
World Exchange
111 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A5
Tel: 613-565-4447

Hillary Cleaners
347 Slater Street
Ottawa ON K1R 1B2
Tel: 613-232-4151

Hillary Cleaners
Royal Bank Building
90 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5T8
Tel: 613-567-5617

Hillary Cleaners
360 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7
Tel: 613-235-0166


Browns Cleaners
857 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W2

Laundry Life
779 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3V5

Ottawa South

Hillary Cleaners
1235 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3Y2
Tel: 613-733-3070

Hunt Club

Browns Cleaners – Hunt Club Mall
3310 McCarthy Rd.
Ottawa Ontario, K1V 9S1

New Edinburgh

Browns Cleaners
71 Beechwood Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1L8

Ottawa East

Browns Cleaners
100 Train Yards Drive, Unit 12
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3S5


Hillary Cleaners
385 Tompkins Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1E 3H4