Find a rug cleaning service in Washington, DC

Find rug cleaning services in Washington, DC

Find rug cleaning services in Washington, DC

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Find rug cleaning services in Washington, DC

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Top 10 rug cleaning services in Washington, DC

Homeowners agree: these Washington rug cleaning services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
SPARKLING CLEANING SERVICES

SPARKLING CLEANING SERVICES

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Sparkling Cleaning Service offers superior house cleaning services to most neighborhoods in the MD& the Washington DC Metropolitan area and office spaces in many surrounding areas. Our team will ensure that homes and offices are cleaned properly, thoroughly and efficiently. We are located in Bowie MD.
Total Cleaning Service

Total Cleaning Service

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Wendy H. says, "I had carpet cleaned in areas all over my house. It had not been cleaned in several years, was very dirty and had grit and stains from construction ground into it as well. It also had pet stains. Michael did an excellent job and was very courteous, personable and nice to work with as well. I will be hiring him again. Highly recommend. " Read more
RK Carpet Services ,LLC

RK Carpet Services ,LLC

5.0Exceptional(5)
3 hires on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Ryan L. says, "Prompt, clear communication and good, fast work. " Read more
Gojonesy Enterprises

Gojonesy Enterprises

5.0Exceptional(13)
11 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Tonia B. says, "Patrick did an excellent job. He is professional, knowledgeable and very personable. He completed the installation of bathroom fixtures and went the extra mile for completing the job. He ensured everything was cleaned prior to leaving, which is greatly appreciated. We will certainly call him for future projects. Thanks again Patrick for fitting us into your busy schedule." Read more
Clean Ahead Services

Clean Ahead Services

New on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Clean Ahead Custodial Services We are a growing commercial cleaning and property service provider located in the Washington metropolitan area. We provide a range of cleaning services for commercial, industrial & residential clients. We also work along real estate agents in order to arrange end of lease clean ups for residential properties. Clean Ahead Services brings a fresh and professional approach to cleaning services; our goal is to exceed the expectations of every client by offering outstanding customer service, exceptional quality, and add greater value for the service. Our scope is to accomplish all commercial & residential clean
Carpet Boss Restoration

Carpet Boss Restoration

New on HomeGuide
6 hires on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
We specialize in fire and water restoration

Your Rug Cleaning questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does rug cleaning cost?

Rug cleaning costs $2 to $7 per square foot or $150 to $600 for a standard 8' x 10' area rug. Deep stains, excessive dirt, and hand washing cost more than average.

Many rug cleaners have a $50 to $100 minimum charge, plus $25 to $50 for rug pickup and delivery. Special treatments such as stain or moth protection cost $1 to $2 per square foot extra.

Is professional rug cleaning worth it?

Professional rug cleaning is worth it if you want to extend the lifespan of your rug and keep it looking like new. Cleaning also removes odors, stains, and pet damage.

Handwoven, Persian, and specialty rugs are more delicate than machine-made synthetic rugs. Professional hand-washing ensures that the rug is cleaned properly and carefully.

Where can I take an area rug to be cleaned?

You can either take an area rug to a local carpet cleaning shop, or you can pay a rug cleaner to pick it up and deliver it for you. Popular rug cleaning businesses include: 

  • Stanley Steemer
  • ChemDry
  • Oxi Fresh
  • ServPro

When should I get my area rug cleaned?

You should clean your area rug when it:

  • Has an unpleasant smell
  • Looks dull
  • Forms dust clouds when shaken or hit

What methods do rug cleaning companies use?

Most rug cleaning companies use hot water extraction, dry cleaning, steam, or handwashing. The method depends on whether the rug is machine-made, handmade, tufted, or hooked.

Can you use a carpet cleaner on a rug?

Some carpet cleaners are gentle enough to use on rugs, usually for spot cleaning. However, many carpet cleaners and their accompanying solutions are too harsh or powerful and may damage an area rug. Professional cleaning is often cheaper than renting or buying a carpet cleaner.

How do I choose a rug cleaning service?

Start by searching our list of rug cleaners, then:

  • Get at least three free estimates to compare.
  • Examine reviews and previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Pick a company that is licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Get a detailed estimate and contract in writing before work begins.
  • Avoid making large payments up front.

After asking questions and verifying credentials, hire the best rug cleaning company in your area.

What questions should I ask rug cleaning contractors?

When looking for local rug cleaning companies, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Do you offer same-day service?
  • What cleaning method do you recommend for my rug?
  • How do you handle any accidental damage?
  • How long will the cleaning and drying process take?
  • Do you offer a warranty or guarantee for your work?
  • Can I have an estimate and contract in writing?

Reviews for Washington rug cleaning services

Recent success stories from people in the Washington area.
Brian B.
Quick service. Good job.
RK Carpet Services ,LLC
Sandi G.
Patrick gave recommendations first before starting the work. He was knowledgeable and kept his work space clean.
Gojonesy Enterprises
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