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.
Our pledge is simple. We stand by the quality of our work and therefore agree to honour the following. If for any reason you are not happy with the results from our rug cleaning service, then we will repeat the process until you are happy. This comes at no further cost to you. It’s as simple as that.