Full Service Cleaning and Care for Your
Carpet, Upholstery & Rugs

Our team has the training, experience, and equipment to get your job done right. 

We are ready if you need urgent cleaning due a pet, child, or party. But we also love helping our loyal clients protect and extend the life of their investment in their home.

Does your business need professional cleaning services? Check out our Business Services Page.

Start with the right protection – MicroSeal

From fine silkscreen and other delicate wall fabrics, to rich wools and various blend carpeting, to Haitian cotton, suede and other fine upholstered furnishings, MicroSeal has rapidly become accepted as the finest commercial and residential textile protection available today.

Read more about MicroSeal Protection >

Premium Fabric
Protection

Carpet Cleaning and Care

For our residential customers, we clean with a powerful truck-mount system, commonly known to our customers as “steam clean”. This type of wet-cleaning is considered the most effective deep-clean method available, removing most soil, and working to sanitize and brighten your carpets. If you haven’t cleaned your carpets in a while, you will see a huge improvement! We guarantee our work, too. We feel very confident in saying that if it’s possible for anyone to remove a spot, Alameda can do it for you.

Over time your carpet can develop “buckles”, seam issues, and/or holes. Our carpet repair professionals can provide the right service for you.

Read more about the benefits of carpet cleaning

Features & Benefits

Furniture Moving

Our regular pricing includes moving sofas, chairs, tables and smaller items. Beds, dressers, and heavier pieces are left in place under our regular pricing structure. For commercial jobs, chairs and desk mats that are removable are moved. Desks, file cabinets, and heavier furniture is left in place under our regular pricing structure. Any residential or commercial job can be customized to fit your needs, including a price quote to move heavier pieces.

Pre-spray

A preconditioning agent is applied to emulsify the traffic area soil and general spots.

Pre-spot

Special solutions made for specific spots are applied to each spot to break it down and prepare it for extraction.

Truck-mounted Hot Water Extraction

The carpet is thoroughly rinsed with a powerful truck-mounted system. The rinse agent is flushed through the pile and is immediately vacuumed with the powerful suction of our state-of-the-art truck-mounted machinery. Since the soil is pre-emulsified and loosened, the pressure used is lower than other companies, therefore not over-soaking the carpet.

Neutralizer

Every carpet that we clean is pH balanced so that there is no sticky residue left behind. This treatment is used as a rinse or applied after the rinse depending on soiling condition.

Deodorizer

A mild deodorizer is added to the rinse agent. Our deodorizers are not overbearing. The deodorizer will simply add a pleasant light scent.

*General Spotting

We attempt to remove food and beverage spots. General spotting is described as spots not requiring special cleaning solutions or special spotting procedures.

*Specialty Spotting

We stock specialty spot removal products in our vans to attempt removal of urine, red dye spots, yellowing, filtration soiling, etc.

Speed Dry

A high-velocity air mover can be placed on the carpet immediately after cleaning to promote faster drying. By using the air mover we get the fastest drying time.

Post Grooming

The carpet can be groomed with a professional groomer so that the pile of the carpet is standing tall when we leave. The carpet will dry in this position. Grooming also helps distribute pockets of moisture and assist in the fast drying process as well.

3M Scotchguard Carpet Protector

When carpeting is made, it has two protective properties. One is a “dye blocker” or “stain resist” property. This is simply a clear dye that fills in the empty dye sites so that it is difficult for a spill or spot to penetrate the fiber. The second is a “soil resistor” like 3M Scotchguard or Dupont Teflon. This is a product that is sprayed on the yarn and baked on at high temperature. This helps to resist against common dry soil and to act as a barrier between the spill and the dye blocker. After a period of about 2 to 3 years, depending on traffic, the soil resistor wears off and needs to be reapplied. Also, the cleaning can remove much of these products. After applying 3M Scotchguard to the carpet, the more dry soil will be removed with vacuuming, and most spots will be removed with just water.

Urine Odor Removal

  1. Minor Odor Treatment: Our Minor Odor Treatment is NOT GUARANTEED. We will saturate affected areas with an enzyme. It usually helps the odor somewhat and is a good alternative to a costly Major Odor Treatment.
  2. Major Odor Treatment: This procedure IS GUARANTEED. It requires more involved steps but is required at times when the problem is severe.

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All of the products we use are non-toxic and perfectly safe for pets and children. We offer specialized treatments for pet urine and odor removal. Since our system uses the best cleaning products, a very high PSI and hot water (all pre-mixed in our van; we never hook up to your water source!) the regular cleaning will oftentimes take care of pet problems that are less serious. We are happy to arrange for a visit to your home for a no-obligation consultation and a written bid for any job, large or small. Our manager/owners are very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We NEVER try to sell you a service you don’t really need. We are not looking for a “quick buck”. Rather, we are interested in building a repeat-business customer base through excellent service and fair prices; we want to gain your trust.

We have comprehensive textile (carpet, draperies, upholstery) treatments for asthma and allergy sufferers as well. Please call us for details.

Likewise, we do emergency flood cleanups, including extraction of water, blower rentals to dry out the walls and carpet, and topical treatments such as mildicide to neutralize mold and mildew. We can also replace your carpet pads if that additional step is required.

We send an IICRC-certified technician out on every job. IICRC is the governing body for textile cleaners in the U.S. (and several other countries;) we are serious about adhering to all of its professional recommendations and standards. We do not cut corners when it comes to our customers!

Oriental, Persian, & Area Rug Cleaning 

Every rug is different and can require additional and alternative actions to achieve the best results. There are different types of dyes used, some stable and others not. This can require additional steps to protect the rug. Each client is different and may have different desires for their rugs. 

We have a state of the art rug cleaning and care plant in NE Portland, near Lloyd Center. We have the tools to care for your Oriental, Persian, and other rugs. Pickup and delivery available.

Read our nine step process

Our 9 Steps for Rug Cleaning

Step 1: Pre-Inspection

When we receive* your rug, it will be thoroughly inspected.

Step 2: Dry Soil Removal

We use a variety of techniques to “dust” rugs from the front and back.

Step 3: Pre-Condition

Depending on fiber content and soiling type, the rug will be pre-treated to emulsify the soils.

Step 4: Pre-Spot and Fringe Preparation

Any potentially difficult spots will be pre-treated with special solutions to increase the chances of removal. The fringe is also pre-treated for maximum soil removal and cleaned by hand.

Step 5: Shampoo

Most rugs are cleaned with an Oriental Rug Shampoo that is specially designed to get maximum cleaning while protecting sensitive natural fibers.

Step 6: Rinse or Wash

Depending on the type of rug it will be rinsed with extraction equipment on both sides or washed in a wash pit designed especially for Oriental Rugs.

Step 7: Speed Dry

Once the soil is rinsed away, the rug is dried flat or hung to dry in a controlled environment.

Step 8: Finishing

When the rug is dry, it is combed and finished with soft groomers made for specialty rugs.

Step 9: Post Inspection

Our cleaning specialist will give the rug a final inspection and release it for pick up or delivery. Paper and ty-vac wrapping available for short or long-term storage available for an additional charge. If delivered*, we will lay the rug for you.

*Pickup and delivery available at an additional charge

Rug care packages

Bronze Rug Care Package Details

  • We conveniently Pick Up your rugs from your front door.
  • We then first Pre-Inspect your rugs for any apparent special conditions or needs, then document with pictures and a Pre-Inspection report.
  • We then meticulously Dust your rugs to remove deeply embedded dry particulates that will destroy your rugs over time.
  • We then expertly Wash your rugs using the appropriate method based on dye and construction type. This also includes fringe detailing.
  • We then thoroughly Rinse your rugs to remove any leftover sudsy residue or contaminates.
  • We then hand Groom the rugs to properly prepare them for the drying process.
  • We then carefully hang your rugs in our climate controlled area to dry.
  • We then perform a “Hands and Knees” post inspection to see if additional attention is needed. This includes “Post Vacuuming”.
  • We then Roll your rugs back up to keep them protected for delivery.
  • We then promptly Deliver the rugs right back to your door.

Gold Rug Care Package Details

  • We conveniently Pick Up your rugs from your front door.
  • We then first Pre-Inspect your rugs for any apparent special conditions or needs, then document with pictures and a Pre-Inspection report.
  • We then meticulously Dust your rugs to remove deeply embedded dry particulates that will destroy your rugs over time.
  • We then expertly Wash your rugs using the appropriate method based on dye and construction type. This also includes fringe detailing.
  • We then thoroughly Rinse your rugs to remove any leftover sudsy residue or contaminates.
  • We then hand Groom the rugs to properly prepare them for the drying process.
  • We then carefully hang your rugs in our climate controlled area to dry.
  • We then perform a “Hands and Knees” post inspection to see if additional attention is needed. This includes “Post Vacuuming”.
  • We then apply our licensed MicroSeal protectorate. There is no better rug protection product in the world!
  • With our Gold Package we also provide our “Stay Clean” Warranty for an entire 6 months! If your rugs get dull, dirty, spotted or stained we will clean them free of charge!
  • We then Roll your rugs back up to keep them protected for delivery.
  • We then promptly Deliver the rugs right back to your door.
  • We also offer a 10% discount on all other services and pads for our Gold Package purchasers.

Platinum Rug Care Package Details

  • We conveniently Pick Up your rugs from your front door.
  • We then first Pre-Inspect your rugs for any apparent special conditions or needs, then document with pictures and a Pre-Inspection report.
  • We then meticulously Dust your rugs to remove deeply embedded dry particulates that will destroy your rugs over time.
  • We then expertly Wash your rugs using the appropriate method based on dye and construction type. This also includes fringe detailing.
  • We then thoroughly Rinse your rugs to remove any leftover sudsy residue or contaminates.
  • We then hand Groom the rugs to properly prepare them for the drying process.
  • We then carefully hang your rugs in our climate controlled area to dry.
  • We then perform a “Hands and Knees” post inspection to see if additional attention is needed. This includes “Post Vacuuming”.
  • We then apply our licensed MicroSeal protectorate. There is no better rug protection product in the world!
  • With our Platinum Package, we also provide our “Stay Clean” Warranty for an entire year! If your rugs get dull, dirty, spotted or stained we will clean them free of charge!
  • We then Roll your rugs back up to keep them protected for delivery.
  • We then promptly Deliver the rugs right back to your door with a bottle of spotter on the house!
  • We also offer a 10% discount on all other services and pads for our Platinum Package purchasers.

Upholstery Cleaning

Our technicians are trained and experienced in cleaning all fabrics and styles of upholstered goods. We safely and effectively clean everything…from sofas to throw pillows to dining room chairs.

Most modern textiles can be cleaned with our very effective low-moisture “Ultimate” system. If the maker of your furniture recommends that the upholstered fabric be dry cleaned, we offer a very thorough dry-cleaning system to our customers as well.

Learn about our 12-step process

STEP 1 – Fabric Testing
Your fabric will be tested for fiber type and dye stability
STEP 2 – Area Prep
We will prepare the area where the upholstery will be cleaned to protect your surrounding furnishings.
Step 3: Pre-Vacuum
Dry soil will be removed before cleaning.
Step 4: Pre-Treat
Depending on your fabric, it will be pre-treated to “suspend” bonded soil.
Step 5: Pre-Spot
Any potentially difficult spots will be pre-treated with special solutions to increase the chances of removal.
Step 6: Pre-Groom
The fabric will then be gently groomed using soft upholstery brushes to loosen the soil.
Step 7: Soil Extraction and Rinse
The soil is then extracted from the fabric with a gentle, controlled rinse
Step 8: Neutralize
The fabric is then pH balanced to maintain it’s soft, fresh feel.
Step 9: Post Spot
Any remaining spots will be treated with special stain removal products.
Step 10: Post Groom
The upholstery will then be prepared for drying with a gentle combing of the fabric.

Step 11: Speed Dry
High-velocity air movers will be placed on the upholstery to speed dry the fabric.

Step 12: Post Cleaning Inspection
Our technician will review the cleaning results with you to ensure that your expectations have been met or exceeded.

Besides Carpet, Upholstery & Rugs we offer more services for your home or business.

Hard Floor Surface Cleaning

We provide services for hard floor services such as wood, marble, stone, and other common surfaces.

Tile & Grout Care

Our methods provide the right solution to make your tile and grout look great and stay that way. 

Drapery Cleaning

Our unique approach to drapery cleaning can clean your drapes where they hang while providing great results.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We are confident in our team, equipment, and processes to get the job done. We offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the results.

Free Quotes

With nearly 40 years experience, we are able to quickly and confidently provide a free quote for your job. Our goal is to provide the best solution for your needs.
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Referral Program

Our clients love the work for we do for them and we love for you to share what we do. Ask about our great referral program to benefit you and your friends!

The absolute best care for your carpeting, area rugs, and fine fabrics.

Serving Portland, Vancouver, and Surrounding Areas

Office & Rug Plant

Alameda Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners
1100 NE 21st Ave, Suite B
Portland, OR 97232

Office Hours

Mon, Wed, Fri - 8:30-5
Tues, Thurs - 8:30-6