Home Cleaning

  • Area rugs should never be cleaned in your home due to potential damage to the floor underneath and possible molds or rot from incomplete drying.  Only clean your rug or carpet in consultation with professionals.

  • There are three steps to a proper maintenance plan: vacuum frequently, clean spills promptly and have professional carpet cleaning annually.  For new carpets with texture retention warranties, professional hot water extraction is required every 18 to 24 months to keep from voiding your warranty.  Use mats at your doorways to help keep abrasive particles from your wall to wall carpet.

  • Spills are unavoidable! For accidental spillage please call us within 24 hours of the incident for free advice or request one of our spotting tips booklets at no charge. The perfect remedy for one rug can spell disaster for another, so it's best to consult the professionals at Emmanuel's first. Call Emmanuel's Rug & Upholstery at 206-322-2200.



  • Vacuuming is your carpet's first defense against abrasive soil.  Think of a million little hacksaws grinding away at your carpet just below the surface.  These can dull the appearance of your carpet and cause matting - premature aging of your expensive furnishings! 

    Use entry mats to collect moisture and soil before it contacts your wall to wall carpet.  Vacuum before soil can settle into your carpet.  Use a vacuum with a brush or beater bar set to just touch the tips of the carpet fiber when vacuuming. Too low and the dirt won't go.  Remember to go s-l-o-w-l-y when vacuuming.  Change bags regularly and use HEPA rated vacuum cleaner bags.

  • Rugs and carpets should be regularly vacuumed.  Before vacuuming, rugs should be turned upside down and the back tapped.  Repeating this several times will remove a surprising amount of dirt.

  • Take care not to wind the fringe of your rug around the rotating brush of a vacuum.  Vacuum from side to side rather than end to end.

Professional Cleaning

  • Though vacuuming can remove some dirt, professional cleaning is much more effective, and should be done every 6 to 12 months.

  • Rugs and carpets trap allergens and bacteria, aggravating allergies and increasing the chance of contracting colds and flue.  The easiest way to improve indoor air quality is to clean the allergens and bacteria from your carpet.

  • Dirt and grit abrades the fibers of your rug or carpet, decreasing its longevity and degrading the color. Don't let hidden soil grind the beauty out of your carpet.



  • As a general rule, if you repair damage and wear sooner, the repair will be easier and less expensive.

  • By using conservation techniques, a fine rug can be fortified to better resist wear and tear, and will require less frequent repair in the future.  The utmost care and professionalism is required for this task in order to strengthen your rug while preserving its value.

  • Restoration requires intimate knowledge of the materials, dyes, weaving and processing techniques that are used in your rug, as well as the history, designs and traditions of the people who made it.  To preserve the value and integrity of your fine rug, only the most skilled professional should be employed for the task.