We’ve Been Lovin’ Rugs Since 1980
- Area Rug Cleaning.
- We Are Certified Oriental Rug Experts.
- Wool-Safe Carpet Sanitizing.
- Eliminating Harmful Bacterial Content.
Aquamist Carpet Care has a long history of excellent service in the Greater Victoria area and Vancouver Island. Every rug has a story to tell, and our cleaning services allow that story to shine through. Our deep cleaning system will thoroughly clean your rugs while treating them with care. Aquamist is 100% locally owned and operated, and has been Victoria’s favourite choice for area rug cleaning since 1980.
Getting Your Rugs Cleaned By Aquamist
Many of our customers are amazed to see their area rugs after a deep cleaning. They had completely forgotten how the rug looked when they first brought it home! Nobody takes your area rugs more seriously than we do here at Aquamist. Our team is constantly looking for ways to expand our knowledge, improve our techniques, and extend our qualifications. Your are rugs receive individual care, just like our customers do.
Our master technician has traveled all over North America to learn from the best. We determine which cleaning method would give the top results for each rug. Since 1980, we have expertly cleaned tens of thousands of area rugs; from the $100 Ikea Rug, to delicate silk Persian Rugs worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Rug washing in Victoria has never been better!
Aquamist is the only company on Vancouver Island with a Centrum Force full immersion rug bath and centrifuge. 1200 gallons of gently circulating water opens and cleans each fibre to its core. The centrifuge spins at 900 RPM, thoroughly flushing residue. Brilliant results that continue to amaze both ourselves and our clients!
An HE washing machine, but for area rugs!
Spill Proof Your Life with Green Guard Protector
Regular use of Green Guard helps:
- Restore anti-stain properties
- Limit wicking
- Neutralize alkalinity
- Prevent discolouration
Green Guard carpet protector is the first-ever eco friendly carpet protector. Certified by the EPA Design for the Environment Program, Green Guard makes protecting your carpets safe and easy. It’s non-toxic and biodegradable. It’s also fragrance and phosphate free!
Precious Persian Rugs? No Problem!
Persian & Specialty Rugs
Whether it’s a priceless Persian antique, or an Indian silk heirloom with plenty of attached sentimental value—we treat your rug with the care and attention it deserves. Our revolutionary rug cleaning system, with full-immersion bath, replicates the art of traditional hand-kneaded carpet cleaning. It’s a gentle and effective way to clean, and a great way to improve the lifespan of your rug. For those extra extra special area rugs, we hand-brush and hand-clean them. Our technicians are certified to handle the most delicate rugs, even hand tied silk ones worth tens of thousands of dollars. You would not believe how good an old rug can look.
Frequently Asked Area Rug Cleaning Questions
Will my area rug colours bleed in the tub?
Victoria has VERY soft water, so if you're using a process that is not controlled in a tank, your colours will definitely bleed. We harden the water first, and then pre-test the rug for colour fastness to reduce this risk. Further, it takes an area rug expert certified to handle oriental rugs to ensure the best cleaning process. For example, specific colours from specific regions are more likely to run than others. Knowing the red from one village in the east will not run, but the browns from their neighbour village are likely to run, means we know exactly how to handle your specific rug and match it with the best cleaning process to preserve and protect it from preventable damage.
My rug is made of silk. Is it safe to wash?
Silk rugs can wear out quickly when they are cleaned without a gentle approach. Our methods mimic the hand kneading techniques traditionally used to clean silk rugs.
Do you clean rugs on location?
Yes we can clean rugs on location. Every home has its own unique setting. Our professional technicians can assess whether it is safe to clean your particular textile on site, but for the best clean possible, we recommend having your area rug cleaned by our professional rug technician at our plant.
How long will it take to clean my rug?
This depends on how busy the service is. It is best to give us a call ahead of bringing in your rug(s) so you know for sure. In general, please allow 7 to 10 days for a full cleaning, detailing and inspection.
I have a large L-shaped hallway rug. Can Aquamist still clean it?
Absolutely! If you are ever uncertain, you can speak to one of our certified technicians to see what we can do for you.
Our puppy chewed the rug. Can it be repaired?
Send us a picture or bring your rug in and we can discuss what your options are.