The Faces of Brasure's Carpet Care: Amber, Peggy, David, Justin and Raegan Brasure

FACES 2018


Brasure’s Carpet Care is a trusted, household name on the Eastern Shore and the only true, Oriental rug cleaning company in the region

Written By: Brian Shane | Photographer: GRANT L. GURSKY

In 1983, David Brasure and his wife, Peggy, boldly opened their own carpet cleaning business in Selbyville. One day early into this endeavor, while rolling up Oriental rugs in a customer’s home to steam clean the carpet underneath, David realized there wasn’t a local company caring for these fine, often expensive, keepsakes. Today, 35 years later, Brasure’s Carpet Care is a trusted, household name on the Eastern Shore and the only true, Oriental rug cleaning company in the region. 

Brasure’s Carpet Care headquarters is an impressive 9,000 sq. ft. facility that houses the latest in state-of-the-art cleaning technology. Specialized machines operated by Brasure’s trained-and-certified technicians carefully restore Oriental rugs through its own proprietary process. The rugs go through a series of dirt and dust removal processes, using vacuum, air and mechanical action. Next the rugs go to the wash floor and/or wash tub; there it is hand and/or mechanically washed on both sides. The rugs then travel through a rinsing/wringing machine, followed by a trip through the centrifuge that spins the excess water away. A temperature and humidity controlled dry room is the next phase of the process; there the rugs are hung and dried at a precise temperature, for 4-8 hours to remove the remaining moisture.

Rugs are then examined to determine if any touch-up cleaning is necessary. It’s important to also note that all fringe is cleaned by hand and every delicate rug is washed exclusively by hand. Brasure’s Carpet Care expertly cleans a variety of styles, including flat-weaves, hand-knotted silk rugs, Navajo rugs, tufted rugs and braided rugs — and each is cleaned differently. Customers are invited to tour Brasure’s facilities before their rug is cleaned, during which every step of the process will be explained thoroughly.

Brasure’s processes about 150 Oriental and area rugs each week in its rug plant, while servicing upwards of 100 homes and businesses for on-location carpet, upholstery and tile and grout cleaning using IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) technicians. The company even offers rug pick-up and delivery services, while cash and carry discounts are available.

Brasure’s Carpet Care is a thriving second-generation family business. David and Peggy fondly recall daughter Amber, 32, in a playpen when they were getting the business off the ground. Now, armed with a business degree, she, and brother Justin, 28, are proud to play major roles in the family business.


BRASURE’S CARPET CARE  |  302-436-5652

35131 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville

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