Melbourne Rug Wash est. 1957.

Once upon a time, rug cleaning was completed by unskilled carpet cleaners who used either steam or harsh chemicals to clean rugs on site. In fact, nothing much has changed to this day.

Then along came a man called Hans Fischer who in 1957 revolutionised the rug cleaning industry in Australia. Melbourne Rug Wash traces its origins back to when Mr Fischer opened his Fischer’s Cleaning Pty Ltd establishment, which quickly gained a reputation for quality work and in 1986 became Fischer’s Steamatic; now Steamatic Australia. Since then, technology has paved the way for major innovations in the way rugs are cared for, washed, and preserved for future generations.

Melbourne Rug Wash is now owned by Evan Petridis, member of the prestigious Carpet Cleaners Institute and a major player in the industry since 1991. Rug cleaning is my passion. Evan’s knowledge of rugs is legendary and his links with several prestigious rug dealers helps to continue the traditions laid down by Steamatic all those years ago.

Don’t take your rugs for granted. They perform an important function day in day out. They absorb the dirt from our shoes and the spills from our food without complaint. So maybe it’s time to show them the love they deserve at your local rug wash, cleaning Melbourne service.

The original rug cleaning Melbourne-based company (established in 1957) will take care of it for you.

Need some rug tips?

We love cleaning your rugs! But if you would like to keep them cleaner for longer have a read of our blog. Keep up to date on some “How to’s”, cleaning tips, caring for your rug, tips on what type of rug you should buy, success & cleaning stories and more!

Read our Blog

What Customers Say About Us