Rug Cleaning in Winchester, Portsmouth and the Surrounding Areas

With over 20 years’ experience between us, our professional carpet cleaning team at Clean Plan Services pride ourselves on our growing number of repeating customers and testimonials. One of our most popular contracts is for our rug cleaning service, bespoke to each individual client in Southampton, Portsmouth, Guildford, Bournemouth, Winchester and the surrounding areas we cover. We use a traditional method in which we collect your rug and take it to our state-of-the-art centre where it is treated and returned to you with a new lease of life. We also offer quality carpet cleaning. Visit our blog to learn more.

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From treasured family heirlooms and collectible museum pieces to everyday household rugs, we handle the styles and materials listed below with precision and care.

  • Antique

  • Fur

  • Large Area Rugs

  • Manmade Fibres

  • Moroccan

  • Needlework

  • Oriental

  • Persian

  • Shaggy

  • Sheepskin

  • Silk

  • Turkish

Traditional Rug Cleaning

This is different to a standard steam clean. Each rug collected by us undergoes a bespoke cleaning treatment which may include the use of our top-of-the-range cage tumbler and centrifuge. Following a prewash inspection to ascertain which cleaning procedures will best suit the rug in question, Clean Plan Services’ technicians follow a specific regime:

Dust Extraction

Residual dust and soil, for example, must be removed from the rug before any water or wet cleaning products are applied. This process is the most important as we must ensure the fibres and primary backing are not broken or damaged. Depending on the type of rug in question, it will be cage tumbled where compressed air is carefully released through the backing in order to remove all contaminants from the fibres. The rug is then dusted in preparation for the next step.

Spot Testing

Here we test every rug to make sure all colours are stable. If this is not the case we can usually ensure their stability by making them colourfast. Where the material is too delicate, a low moisture clean will be carried out instead. We don’t just spot test one area, we cover at least three in order to guarantee the entire rug will hold its colour during the cleaning process. The test used is left in place for at least 24 hours so we can be completely sure of the results.

Once we are confident the rug can be safely cleaned, it will then be taken through to our polished water rinsing process.

Cleaning and Rinsing

The rug is then given a cold water bath with a mild shampoo wash. We only use soft brushes to gently agitate the fibres before leaving the rug immersed to soak. Following a thorough rinse in which we ensure all cleaning products and chemical agents have been removed – from our own process and any manual cleaning methods you may have applied previously that are still lingering within the material – we’ll check the rug carefully to spot any new or previously missed issues. These will be reported to you immediately.


As the rug is drying, all parts are carefully brushed to promote softness, including the fringe. Once our technicians are satisfied the rinsing stage has been completed, we use our centrifuge or rug-sucking machine to remove the water. This process reduces the drying time significantly. What can last up to several weeks occurs over a maximum of two days, with 95% of any residual polished water removed within minutes. Thorough drying eliminates the risk of mould growth, colour run and browning.

Protection and Repairs

This barrier coats each fibre in order to protect against re-soiling and staining. Any spillages that occur in the future can be easily mopped up without the need for more rug cleaning services.

Our professional team can recreate and reweave sections of any rug, and repair its underlying foundation, in order to make the material appear like new again. If your beloved rug requires attention, please contact our professional carpet cleaning team at Clean Plan Services. We’ll arrange to have it collected from your property in Southampton, Portsmouth, Guildford, Bournemouth, Winchester or the surrounding areas and treated at our premises.

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For more information about our range of professional rug cleaning services in Winchester, Portsmouth and the surrounding areas, call us on 0800 695 6956.