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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Who cleans area rugs?

Like your carpets, area rugs should ideally be cleaned at least once a year to remove dust and dirt and help them last longer. In general, carpet cleaning professionals also clean area rugs. Some rug cleaners bring their cleaning equipment to your home, while others remove your area rugs and clean them at their facilities. Either way, the rug should be cleaned with the solution most appropriate to its specific fabric and construction. It should also be completely dry before you return it to the floor.

Is it worth getting rugs professionally cleaned?

It is worth the money to get rugs professionally cleaned if they’re fragile, have tough-to-remove stains or you don’t know how to clean them. When in doubt, contact a pro to clean your rugs.

How often should you clean your rugs?

This depends on your rug’s condition — and the conditions in your home. If your rug is located in a high-traffic area like a mudroom, entryway or hallway, you may need to clean it more often. Families with small children or pets should clean their rugs more often as well. Those with allergies should also clean their rugs more often, as should those who wear their shoes inside.

What is the best way to clean a Persian rug?

Cleaning a Persian rug often requires utilizing a vacuum, rug shampoo, water, a brush or sponge and bucket. However, be careful of these common DIY mishaps: 

  • Using the wrong shampoo or cleaning solution
  • Not using enough water (or using too much)
  • Cleaning your rug too often

To ensure you don’t accidentally ruin your rug, you might want to consider hiring a professional cleaner with plenty of experience and expertise.

How much does it cost to clean a rug?

Area rugs are typically found in high-traffic areas of the home, like hallways and entryways, so they collect more dirt and stains than simple vacuuming can handle. Similar to carpet cleaning, professionals can come to your home to deep-clean your area rugs. The national average cost for rug cleaning ranges from $80 to $120, but may be higher or lower depending on the rug’s size and fiber type. Rug cleaners generally charge by the square foot; for example, a standard 8-foot by 10-foot rug costs an average of $100 to clean. Natural fiber rugs, such as wool or silk, are usually more expensive to have cleaned than synthetic rugs. A carpeting cleaning company may charge on average $1.50 per square foot to clean a synthetic rug, $2 per square foot for a wool rug, and $3 per square foot for a silk rug. Some delicate rugs need to be washed by hand, which increases the price. Carpet cleaning companies often offer additional services, such as removing odors or applying moth deterrent, which can add 20 cents to 25 cents per square foot.

How much does it cost to clean an area rug?

Whether your pet had an accident, the party got too wild, or your kids can’t control their juice boxes — we all need rug cleaning from time to time. In fact, even if you don’t have a spill or spot, it’s wise to have your area rug cleaned approximately once a year to keep the rug fibers in good health. In general, rug cleaning prices depend on the square footage of the rug, what the rug is made of, whether any repairs are needed, and whether you require the pro to travel to your location or provide pickup and drop-off services. Nationally, average area rug cleaning prices range from $80 to $120.

Wool and silk area rugs typically cost more to clean than rugs made from synthetic fibers because the more delicate materials take more care and may require specialized cleaning fluids. For example, a synthetic rug may cost $1.50 per square foot to clean; a wool, cotton, or chiffon rug could be $2 per square foot; and a silk or Navajo wool rug could cost $3 per square foot. The two most common rug cleaning methods are steam and chemical cleaning. The costs for the two methods are often the same, although a steam-cleaned rug will take longer to dry due to the moisture. If your area rug needs odor removal, moth deterrent, or hand washing, there will be additional charges.

Reviews for Upper Manhattan rug cleaners
Mike D.
Very professional and honest. They did a great job cleaning a complex water stain on my Viscose rug. They picked up the rug and cleaned it in their facility and it came back looking like new. They helped put the rug back in its place. Overall, outstanding job and I highly recommend them!
Restora-Rug Carpet & Upholstery CleaningRestora-Rug Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Apollonia C.
EXCELLENT SERVICE! They cleaned and repaired my very costly persian rugs. They are very professional and my rugs looks brand new. Giovanni was the technician that picked up my rugs. He explained to me all the process of the cleaning and repairs. I’m so happy with the service that I received from Always Green Carpet Cleaner. Highly recommended !
Always Green Carpet Cleaner NYCAlways Green Carpet Cleaner NYC
YoonJung H.
He was very professional, and the rugs are very clean. 100% recommend!
King Carpet & Upholstery CleaningKing Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Cleaned my rug and couch of pet dander and I haven't been sneezing since!
G.P. CleanersG.P. Cleaners
Jessica A.
Giovanni came the same day to look at the rug. He assessed and said he could clean it in our home or take it to for a deeper clean. We opted for the latter as it was a fair price. It only took a few days and then he delivered it and showed us the perfectly clean rug. Overall, great work!
Always Green Carpet Cleaner NYCAlways Green Carpet Cleaner NYC
Bradley M.
1 Green Way Carpet did a good job cleaning our delicate rug.
1 Green Way Carpets Inc.1 Green Way Carpets Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Joe responded to my rug cleaning inquiry immediately. He was friendly, professional and outstanding in terms of arranging pick up and delivery. My rug looks fantastic! thank you so much Joe !
1 Green Way Carpets Inc.1 Green Way Carpets Inc.
Germana G.
I had a very good experience with restora Rug. They arrive on time and did a great job. My rug had very old spots all over and they were able to clean them all! They were professional and cordial, the work was done in my apartment, they left the place clean and I was able to walk on the rug after about two hours. I would definitely recommend them and use them again.
Restora-Rug Carpet & Upholstery CleaningRestora-Rug Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Paul B.
My rug was cleaned beautifully and picked up and dropped off in a timely manner James was extremely polite and courteous
Restora-Rug Carpet & Upholstery CleaningRestora-Rug Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Sheila S.
George did a fantastic job cleaning our rugs and couch before our move - would highly recommend to others!
Lorna B.
GK spent over two hours cleaning my absolutely filthy rug (cat stuff.) It looks gorgeous now!!
Susan H.
Due to a moth infestation, I needed all the rugs in the apartment cleaned as soon as possible. Joe replied promptly and came the same day to give me a quote. He gave me excellent advice and returned the rugs at a time that was convenient for me. Thanks, Joe!
1 Green Way Carpets Inc.1 Green Way Carpets Inc.
Vanisha M.
Showed up right on time after booking last minute! He wore a mask and kept the cleaning environment clean and also explained the process to me. There were a few stains that were much harder to get out but he explained that can happen with certain rugs and still tried his best to clean it. The rug looks much better than before and very happy with the service! Thank you!
King Carpet & Upholstery CleaningKing Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Seena H.
Excellent service all around! Thanks George for a wonderful job. Anytime we need rugs cleaned we will call you first!!!
Lauren H.
George was great to work with! Super professional and did a wonderful job cleaning a rug that had been worked over quite a bit in our toddlers room.
Yajaira O.
We hired Valance to clean our rugs and couch and the whole experience was incredible. It's been a long time since I've come across someone who takes immense pride in his work. He took his time, constantly reassessing his work and thoroughly following up on problem areas. We are thrilled with the way our rugs and couch look and have found an amazing vendor in Cleaning With A Purpose. I highly recommend him for your cleaning needs.
Cleaning With a PurposeCleaning With a Purpose
Adam S.
Could not recommend George more highly. He is a master of his craft and beautifully cleaned a sofa and large rug for us. He is a total professional and would recommend him to anyone.
Chantelle R.
Not the easiest of rugs to clean but he did a fantastic job!! Very impressed. Also had to leave early for a doctors appointment - totally trustworthy, got the job done and locked up! Will totally use again.
Amanda W.
Always Green Carpet Cleaner was the lowest bid out of 9 that I initiatially received (on Thumbtack and elsewhere) for my area rug cleaning, although I ultimately chose a slightly upgraded service (shampooing) which cost a little extra. In this case, though, savings did not mean sacrificing quality. The technician who came to my home was very polite, timely (to the minute), and accommodating of a last-minute request for a specific drop-off time. My very dirty, shabby rug came back perfectly fresh - within a week, no less! I really could not happier with this business.
Always Green Carpet Cleaner NYCAlways Green Carpet Cleaner NYC
Thumbtack Customer
After hiring George to clean the rugs in our apartment today, I can safely say that we have officially found our guy. He's friendly, courteous, and extremely thorough. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and we will happily refer his services to our friends who are looking for the best carpet cleaner in the area.
Trish B.
The services were more expensive than what was quoted for the website, and we were also informed that we needed to pay for parking. In addition, blue carpet deodorizer was left on our rug post-cleaning and has left a permanent stain. Will not be using this provider again.
Thumbtack Customer
George was excellent! He was thorough, attentive and on time. He cleaned my 8x10 cotton rug - it looks great - all the city oil and dirt stains have been removed. He also cleaned my tiny kitchen mat, which looks new as well! He also had to deal with parking in a quirky neighborhood in Manhattan without complaints. Would definitely hire him again!
Marjorie R.
I had an area rug in my living room and a sofa cleaned today and everything was perfect! We were able to schedule same day service, and he was right on time, very thorough, and did great work. My living room looks better than it has in a long time! I would definitely call again.
Serena T.
After a few disappointing encounters with this company - initially, the technician didn't improve the stain that I hired them to clean and managed to make an additional stain that was even more visible - the owner and technician made every effort to right their mistakes and return my rug in great condition, which they did. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is that I wish they were a little easier to get ahold of - I typically got a machine instead of a human most times that I called - and it was kind of a stressful process from beginning to end. I really do appreciate their efforts to correct their mistakes and leave me satisfied. All's well that ends well.
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