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How Much Does Area Rug Cleaning or Restoration Cost?

 
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Area rugs range from ornate to antique and require professional cleaning and care. Professionals recommend area rugs be cleaned every one to two years. Professional area rug cleaning usually consists of using steam and/or chemicals to removed dirt and grime. Restoration of area rugs is highly specialized, and most experts need to examine a rug prior to estimating repair costs.

Typical costs:

  • Area rug cleaning costs vary based on the size of the area rug. Most area rug cleaning specialists charge from $1-$5 per square foot. An average 8'x10' rug is 80 square feet, or $80-$400. Brothers Cleaners[1] , in North Carolina, charges $2.40 per square foot to clean area rugs, a service that includes hand washing, rinsing, drying and fringe cleaning. Castle Oriental Rug Cleaning[2] , in Colorado, charges $5 per square foot for cleaning area rugs and includes a decontamination bath.
  • Self-service rug cleaning can be done with rental rug cleaning vacuums such as Rug Doctor, which is available in locations throughout the country[3] . Rug Doctors cost $20-$30 per day to rent, depending on the store location.
  • Restoration costs for area rugs vary widely and most businesses examine the rug before making an estimate. An Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration spokesperson said that because prices vary depending on the composition of the rug and the repair that needs to be done, average costs are impossible to estimate. The IICRC provides a directory[4] of certified professionals. Select "carpet repair and installation" to find local businesses specializing in restoration. The Society of Cleaning and Restoration Professionals also has directory of professionals[5] .
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What should be included:
  • Cleaning of area rugs should include steam or chemical cleaning of the rug. Most companies include hand-washing, rinsing and drying of the rug. Decontamination baths are included in some cleaning services. Pre-spotting and deodorizing are available in some cleaning packages aimed at removing pet dander and stains.
  • Repair services offered by rug restoration experts include fixing burn holes, removing mold, re-fringing a carpet, repairing water damage.
  • Some rug cleaning and repair companies offer pick-up and delivery.
Additional costs:
  • Some area rug cleaning professionals require a minimum size or charge a minimum price. For example, some cleaners won't clean rugs smaller than 40 square feet.
  • Some rug restoration businesses require a rug to be cleaned before providing restoration estimates. An Ontime Rugs Cleaning[6] representative said cleaning the rugs gives a better idea to the extent of the damage. Average cleaning costs are $1-$5 per square foot of carpet.
  • Pick-up and delivery of the rug might incur additional charges. Many businesses tack on a $25-$50 fee for transporting oversized rugs.
Discounts:
  • COIT, a nationwide cleaning company, offers coupons[7] for various services based on location.
  • Websites for local cleaning franchises frequently offer coupons and discounts. ProClean, which serves Illinois residents, offers a 20% discount[8] for new customers.
  • The Carpet Buyers Handbook, a comprehensive carpet resource online, offers tips for carpet care[9] and do-it-yourself carpet cleaning techniques[10] .
Shopping for area rug cleaning or restoration:
  • The International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association business directory can help customers find a certified, professional cleaning service.
  • The Rug and Carpet Institute offers tips for finding [11] a carpet cleaning professional.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.brothersarearugcleaning.com/pricing.html
  2.  www.orientalrugcleaning.com/oriental%20rug%20cleaning%20pricelist.htm
  3.  locations.rugdoctor.com
  4.  www.iicrc.org/page/IICRCGlobalLocator
  5.  www.scrt.org/find-a-pro
  6.  www.ontimerugscleaning.com/Area_Rug_Restoration.php
  7.  www.coit.com/carpet-cleaning-coupons
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