Oriental rugs require a unique touch, and our cleaning experts have been able to fine-tune and perfect our approach to rug washing for more than 139 years. Using the best technology and age-old techniques, we provide only the very best service every time. Because we understand rug cleaning, we know what it takes to give each rug the attention it deserves, and we are able to find the proper cleaning technique that will protect the rug from damage while giving it a fresh, stunning clean.

Rug WashLearn More

When it comes to your Oriental rug, you have made an investment that you want to last, and the best way to do that is to have your rug cleaned by professionals who have been doing this for decades. At Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners, we have been serving clients just like you for more than 139 years with the same level of expertise and dedication to our craft that has made us a name across the country. Our Memphis handwashing services offer the finest, most detailed Oriental rug cleaning in the industry, so contact us to get your free estimate today.

Rug ScotchgardLearn More

You love the way your professionally cleaned Oriental or specialty area rug looks when you get it back, right? So…why wouldn’t you want to make that look to last as long as it can? By adding Scotchgard™ to your rug cleaning order you can preserve that fresh & clean look a lot longer. Ask your rug specialist about our professionally applied Scotchgard™ rug protection.

Rug DeodorizeLearn More

You love your furry friends, and just like so many families across the world, your pets are an essential part of your home. However, sometimes pets have accidents, and they are not only frustrating at first to deal with, but they can seriously damage your carpet and rugs over time. The good news is, our Oriental rug cleaning team is full of professionals who are experts in removing the odor, stain, and remnants of pet urine and other accidents, so you can breathe easy knowing your investment isn’t ruined by the pet you love so much.

Rug MothproofLearn More

Wool moths, carpet beetles, crickets, and silverfish can all cause extensive damage to your oriental rugs. Typically they will impact areas that are dark and out of sight, so check your rugs under couches and furniture for signs of insects, eggs, or larvae. If you see any signs of infestation, or want to prevent future damage, Call us for rug mothproofing.  We treat rugs with a mix of chemicals that renders the wool inedible to wool moth larvae, and typically deters other insects as well. The chemical we use for moth-proofing is not an insecticide, and it’s not poisonous. It is designed for natural dyed oriental rugs, and will last until the next rug cleaning. Pair your rug cleaning services with moth-proofing from Fred Remmers

Rug Color Run RemovalLearn More

A rug can have many types and forms of repair issues. Color run for example, can lead up to structural damages and rug repair.  For every type of problem there is a unique approach and intervention.  Color run can be caused by many mishaps and unfortunately it is very common! It causes major damage to valuable area rugs and requires the rug experts to fix and repair!  If rug repair and restoration was a food chain, fixing a color run would be on the top! The people around the world that can truly fix a color run from a Tabriz or a handmade Silk are probably limited to a hand few

Rug Pet Stain RemovalLearn More

Pet urine can cause permanent damage to your floors and rugs. Pet odor can also create an unhealthy indoor environment. When urine is first deposited onto a carpet or rug, it has a pH of 5 or 6, which is on the acid side of the pH scale.It is easier to remove at this point, when it is fresh. Once it dries it becomes alkaline, reaching a pH of 10 to 12. At this point it is more difficult to remove. The warm acid state of the urine offers a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which begin to grow immediately.

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Because every oriental rug is unique, they will each require something different from our experts. However, our process generally includes the following.


Every single rug that comes to us goes through a pre-treatment process. This process includes a seven-tiered inspection which will help us determine the type of rug, the condition it is in, and any risk factors it may possess. The purpose of this inspection is to figure out which cleaning process will give you the best results and will be safest for the unique rug. The assessment includes inspecting the rug for:

It’s condition, which may require a special treatment.
Any wear and tear, which will require area support during the treatment process.
Color instability, which will mean we need to stabilize the color before cleaning.
Urine stains, which can be cleaned through our enzyme treatment.
Discoloration, which can be restored by our experts.
Color bleeding, which is a sign the rug was improperly cleaned before, and can be treated by our experts.
Any other stains, which are carefully assessed in order to find an effective treatment option.


Almost 70 percent of effective oriental rug cleaning comes down to removing the dust that has been trapped in its fibers. At Fred Remmers, we have innovative equipment and traditional techniques which, combined, allow us to remove all of the dust from your rug. The effect of this stage in our cleaning is a rug that is fresh, open, and almost like-new.


One of the most effective ways to remove stains and odors is our soaking process. Because of this, we take extra care to soak our rugs overnight, effectively lifting out any pet stains, pet odors, other liquid stains, and dirt, before we shampoo them.

Rug Cleaning

The actual rug cleaning process includes washing the rug on both sides with special shampoos, which are designed to gently remove any dirt or odors that have been embedded in your rug over time. After shampooing, we carefully rinse the detergent off the rug, ensuring that every sud is washed away.

Luster Washing

For certain rugs, we will encourage our clients to luster wash their rugs, which will make the color more vibrant and the rug brighter.


After washing and rinsing the rug, we use special grooming tools to brush the nap of the rug and bring back its form and make it lush again.


After this entire process is finished, we dry the rugs in our specially designed, climate controlled room. The drying time for average sized rugs is around six hours.

Dry Cleaning

There are some rugs that require a more delicate touch, and should not be cleaned with shampoo and water like a normal oriental rug. Our dry cleaning process is particularly helpful for silk and skin leather rugs, which require gentle, detailed attention.

Final Inspection

We pride ourselves on our standards, and will never let a rug go back to its owner that doesn’t live up to our expectations. Our final inspections of the rugs are thorough, detail-oriented, and never compromising, so we know you are getting a rug back that you are proud of.

Our first and final goal is your satisfaction, which is why we are Memphis’ first choice for rug cleaning. Contact us today!

Types of Oriental rugs we clean:

  • Persian Rugs
  • Turkish Rugs
  • Pakistan Rugs
  • Afghan Rugs
  • Chinese Rugs
  • Indian Rugs
  • Portuguese Rugs
  • Egyptian Rugs
  • Romanian Rugs
  • Silk Rugs
  • Shag Rugs
  • Skin Leather Rugs
  • Flakati Rugs
  • Antique Rugs