Bergmann's Cleaning

Bergmann's Cleaning Free pick-up and delivery for all your dry-cleaning, laundry, drapes and oriental rugs. Fire, smoke and mold damage cleaning.
Bergmann's Cleaning has been family owned and operated since 1917 serving the Washington D.C. area. Bergmann's is a household name that has come to be known for its quality, expertise and friendly service. The Bergmann's Cleaning mission is to provide the very best service and quality possible to the Washington D.C. area for all its household cleaning and restoration needs. Bergmann's provides the traditional cleaning services such as dry cleaning, shirts, rugs, laundry and draperies as well as specialty services such as hospitality linen, fire and flood restoration, and we are very proud to be the official cleaner of Safeway grocery stores at many of their locations throughout the Washington DC / Virginia / Baltimore corridor.


Many people consider the smell of moth balls an offensive odor. Fortunately, there are other ways to preserve your wardrobe besides moth balls! Natural cedar can be a more pleasant yet just as effective way of preserving your clothes from moth damage.


Did you know you should always clean your clothes as seasons change? This will lessen the risk of moth damage but will also ensure that you have clean clothes when the weather switches around again.


Have you ever purchased an area rug for placement under a dining table? Here's a good rule: The area covered by the rug should be large enough for those seated around the table to push back their chairs without the back legs ever leaving the rug.


Vacuuming is the best way to care for your drapes in between professional cleanings. Leave the drapes in place, and use a handheld vacuum or extension wand to gently remove dust and dirt from the front and back surfaces.


Choosing a professional to clean your drapes is a fantastic savings for you when you’re neck deep in your seasonal cleaning. We all know that drapes are a time-consuming project, and they’re one thing you don’t have to do yourself to get it done right.


You don’t want to have your clean drapes returned only to have a crease line in the middle of them causing problems. Fortunately, drape cleaners often have unique storage setups that allow them to store drapes while preserving the pleats and preventing unsightly creases.


Oriental rugs are popular for a number of reasons, including their portability, durability, and good potential as an investment. The best way to keep your rugs in good condition as long as possible is to have them professionally cleaned regularly and repaired when necessary.


Antique rugs are more than a simple accent for your home; they are beautiful pieces of art that need to be properly cared for. Professional rug cleaners have a variety of tools that they can use to keep your rugs looking their best and extend their lifespan.


For most of us, doing the drapes is a once a year or so prospect. They’re simply not something that we focus on in our cleaning routines in most cases. Often that’s because they can be challenging for several reasons. However, you can hire a cleaning pro to handle them and get them ready for you to enjoy again.


The surfaces in your home and office are cleaned regularly. But what about your drapes? Routine professional cleaning will remove the dust, dirt, pollen, mites, odors and more that cling to fabrics.


Natural fibers make excellent rugs. Wool is a good example. Wool holds dye beautifully and is naturally resistant to mold. Wool can also absorb as much as 30 percent of its weight in moisture without feeling wet. That means it can help make a room feel more comfortable by improving the ambient humidity as it responds to damp -- or dry -- indoor air.


Clothes take a beating, and you may have noticed that some cloth fibers are naturally stronger and more resilient than others. Care to guess two of the top contenders for strength and durability? That would be silk and wool.


A drape cleaning service is the best way to ensure that your drapes are cleaned right. Whether the drapery fabric is silk, satin, cotton, wool or synthetic fiber will determine how it needs to be cleaned.


Is it time to have your rugs cleaned? Try this test: Kneel on the rug and rub your hand back and forth over a small section. Now look at your hand. If it’s dirty, the rug is too, and it’s time for a cleaning.


Unfortunately, not all drapes are durable enough to withstand the regular dry cleaning process. If you’re concerned that your drapes might be too fragile for regular cleaning processes, we may be able to help you get them clean.


We recognize that most people have a lot of cleaning and maintenance tasks around the house that they already have to keep up with. Let’s talk about how we might be able to help you stay on schedule for keeping your draperies clean.


Annual deep cleaning helps your rugs last longer. How? Dirt embedded in rug fibers acts like microscopic particles of sandpaper. Even routine foot traffic can cause fibers to mat or frizz, making rugs look worn and weary rather than fresh and clean.


There are many different steps to professional rug cleaning. Not only will your rugs be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, but spot stains are treated and removed, any bad odors are eliminated, and any necessary repairs are identified and made.


In professional rug cleaning, the technicians will perform a thorough cleaning and sanitizing of the rug to remove dirt, grime, stains, and other discolorations. In addition, they will be able to assess the rug to determine if any further repairs are needed.


Choosing drapes for your home should not have to be restricted to those that you can wash in your washer. A drape cleaning professional that your drapes, no matter what material they're made of, will be cleaned safely and properly.


The frequency with which you need your curtains cleaned depends in part on where you live. For instance, if you live in an urban or particularly dusty area, you’ll need them cleaned more frequently than if you live in a more rural area.


Have you ever noticed that the oriental rugs you put in your home can begin to fade and lose the vibrant array of colors that drew you to them? Having them professionally cleaned regularly may be a way to stop the fading process.


If you get something on your drapes, it’s incredibly tempting to spot clean it immediately, but this can actually lead to rings from the uneven cleaning or water damage. Instead, you should take the drape down and have the whole thing cleaned at the same time.


Due to the amount of effort required to install, clean, and reinstall draperies, hiring a professional to do them for you is a good option for many. He or she will take care of every step of the process, including properly reinstalling your drapes on their rods and hooks.


Do the drapes in your home look old, dingy, and even dirty? If you want to restore their look, professional drape cleaning is a good option. Using a drape cleaning service can bring back the color your drapes were when they were new.


What can lead to yellowing on dry clean-only clothes? Extended exposure to cosmetic residues and perspiration, hand-washing and then drying clothes in the sun, and certain types of food stains can all contribute to a yellowing factor on dry clean-only clothes.


Curtains and drapes with sensitive interlining or blackout lining are among the most difficult to clean. A professional drape cleaner will use low temperatures and a gentle cleaning method to get out even the toughest stains while preserving the fabric.


Before you put your prized oriental rugs in storage, have them professionally cleaned. Dirt, soil and grime can attract moths and other fiber-eating pests, and stains can become permanently embedded in the fibers during storage.


Did you know that full-length curtains should never touch the floor? This helps to minimize damage and keeps your drapes looking like new much longer. The optimal distance for full-length curtains is one inch from the floor.


Did you know that many types of cosmetic products – including perfumes, deodorants, lotions and hairspray – can deteriorate fine fabrics? Regular dry cleaning services can help to remove these residues promptly for longer lasting clothes.


Care to guess the age of the oldest carpet still in existence? That would be the Pazyryk carpet discovered in Siberia in the 1940s. The experts believe it to be more than 2,000 years old.


Looking for a few fun things to do with your old wire dry cleaning hangers? You can unclog drains with straightened hangers. In a pinch, they can also be effective at unlocking some older car doors.


With many area rugs, it is easy to inadvertently damage them when you clean them, particularly more fragile varieties. A professional rug cleaner will know how to handle the delicate fibers in your rug using the right chemicals and the right amount of pressure.


While vacuuming is useful for removing surface dust from your drapery and curtains, it will not remove embedded dust, especially in the pleats (where the majority of dust accumulates). The only way to get them truly clean is through a professional service.


"Sun, as well as dust and grime, is destructive to fabrics. Light-colored fabrics generally reflect sunlight and resist fading. Dark colors absorb light and fade," writes Better Homes and Gardens. "To protect fabrics from the sun, use lined window treatments, blinds, or shades."


Unless the label suggests otherwise, there are certain types of fabric that should never be washed at home and instead always be dry-cleaned. This includes any item made of silk, acetate, velvet, wool, and taffeta.


While drapery is aesthetically pleasing, it’s often overlooked that drapes can trap an overwhelming amount of harmful pollutants in the home. This is why periodic professional drape cleaning is so important, particularly in those homes with allergy sufferers.


A myth you might hear once in a while is that having your clothes dry cleaned shortens the life of the fabric. The truth is actually the reverse. When dirt and oils are left on fabric, they act as abrasives and make the fibers wear faster.


Did you know that the fringe on your rug is often the dirtiest part? This is because it tends to get more than its share of foot traffic. A thorough, professional rug cleaning will include paying special attention to the fringe.


One of the biggest contributors to dirty carpet is actually dead human skin cells. It's true. Minute particles of dead skin are also a major ingredient in dust. Care to guess how many skin cells an adult human sheds in an hour? That would be 1.5 million.


"Most sheers are washable synthetics; unless the label states otherwise, wash in the same manner as lace curtains," writes Better Homes and Gardens. "Dry-clean organdy sheers, which are fragile and prone to sun damage."


If you have stair runners installed over hardwood, you know they take a beating. In fact, they might be the hardest-working rugs in your home. The most common width for a stair runner is 2 feet, 6 inches. Runner length can vary from 5 feet to more than 20 feet.


Professional cleaning preserves and protects your rugs, but you don’t want to subject them to over cleaning. Lift a corner of the rug and drop it sharply. If only a few wool fibers float off the rug, schedule a cleaning later in the season.


Abrash is the name of an Iranian village where many fine Oriental rugs are produced. Over time, the dyes in “abrash” rugs fade at different rates, creating a striated appearance highly prized by collectors.


Be careful if you are thinking about wearing the parts of a suit as separates. Doing so can cause uneven wear and fading of the fabric. Wearing all items together ensures that the entire item will maintain a consistent appearance; clean them at the same time, too.


44991 Falcon Pl, Ste 110
Sterling, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00


(703) 247-7600


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