What is the cost to have two area rugs (6′ by 3′) cleaned?

October 14, 2011 by
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Question by Lissa F: What is the cost to have two area rugs (6′ by 3′) cleaned?

I just received two area rugs that are 6ft by 3ft for free through freecycle.com and the previous owner had big dogs. I don’t think beating the rugs will make the smell disappear, so I’d like to get them cleaned. Since I didn’t pay for them, I don’t mind spending the money to have them cleaned. I just want to know a ball park price range, so I know what to expect.

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Answer by dawnb
It depends upon what the rugs are made of but most wools can be steam cleaned and you can do that yourself with your own steam cleaner, a rental or by hiring a business like Stanley Steemer. If the rugs are orientals that are worth something, you may want to have them done by a professional who knows how to treat orientals.

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2 Comments on What is the cost to have two area rugs (6′ by 3′) cleaned?

  1. LadyBug on Fri, 14th Oct 2011 12:11 am

    A carpet cleaning company may charge in the upwards range of $ 75 just for a minimal fee (I used to work for one). Save yourself the money and get some over the counter carpet clean up stuff meant for cleaning up after pets then go over it with a carpet cleaner. I spot clean my carpets for cat puke (quite often) with a carpet cleaning spray meant for pets, leave it on for only about 2 mintues (longer will bleach your carpet) then go over it with a vaccum several times.

    Also, go on search engines and put in terms related to natural or harmless carpet cleaning solutions like baking soda, vinegar, cola, fabric softener, etc…

    Overuse of over the counter cleaning chemicals (even for pet stains) will bleach your carpeting if it’s left on for too long….I speak from experience.

    Good luck.

  2. rainiesquarepants on Fri, 14th Oct 2011 12:32 am

    when i have to clean my area rugs i take them to the car wash and hook them up to those clips for your car mats. then take the soap cycle to it for a while then rinse it.
    if you have hard dirt take the brush to it. then you can clean out your car while your letting them air dry enough to put them on or in your vehicle.
    last Time i did it it took about 25 dollars and 1 hour of my time, and they were good as new.
    hope it helps.

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