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Chem-Dry of NYC

131 E. 62nd St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-355-3640;

Carpet cleaners who also do your sofa or sectional on-site, Chem-Dry is a favorite of New Yorkers looking for capable, dependable service. All products used are eco-friendly, and the firm offers coupons on its website. $$ (ecofriendly / by appointment only)


2335 12th Ave., nr. 133rd St.; 212-283-1200;

In addition to rug- and carpetwork, this firm cleans drapery and upholstery. Known for serving residential and commercial clients with a professional and efficient approach, Cleantex also specializes in flameproofing fabrics. $$ (by appointment only)


326 Wythe Ave., at S. 1st St., Williamsburg; 646-801-4745;

Since taking joint leadership of his family rug business in 2009, Zach Zaman has shifted the company’s focus to collecting and dealing handmade rugs in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Heirloom also offers free pickup and delivery throughout the New York City area.$$

Long Island Carpet Cleaners, Inc.

71-02 80th St., Glendale; 866-794-3589;

This family-owned, fifth-generation operation cleans and repairs everything from the finest Orientals to hooked rugs and synthetic broadloom. The company can remove badly stained areas and insert replacement sections, bind edges, and redo old fringe. $$ (by appointment only)

Majestic Rug Cleaning

644 Whittier St., nr. Spofford Ave., Hunts Point; 212-922-0909;

This family-owned company has been in business for 86 years and owns and operates one of the region’s main carpet-cleaning plants. Free pickup and delivery services are available in all boroughs except Staten Island, and also in Nassau and Westchester counties. $$ (by appointment only / consulting services available)

Marvin Kagan Gallery

115 E. 57th St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-535-9000;

Clients depend on Kagan to clean antique rugs and fine tapestries. The company also does specialty repairs and restorations and counts museums and high-end interior designers among its clientele.$$$$ (by appointment only)

Mr. Green Carpet Care


This company’s ecofriendly carpet and rug cleaning is just as effective as the chemical treatments used by others. The chain serves New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, with free pickup and delivery services to all locations. $$ (by appointment only / eco-friendly)

New York Carpet Cleaning


Need something to look new in a hurry? This company is always on hand to clean drapes, air ducts, and furniture. $$ (by appointment only)

Restoration By Costikyan

28-13 14th St., Long Island City; 800-247-7847;

Whether it’s been bleached by the sun or chewed by your dog, Costikyan can help. The company does basic cleaning and repairs, or total overhauls, to both contemporary and antique rugs.

Rug Renovating Co.

532 N. Grove St., East Orange, N.J.; 800-252-7738;

When ABC Carpet & Home needs to clean, patch, reduce, or refinish its showroom rugs, it turns to century-old Rug Renovating. Pickup and delivery are usually free in the five boroughs and throughout most of the tri-state area. It also does in-home carpet, furniture, and drapery cleaning. $$-$$$ (by appointment only)

Stark Cleaning & Restoration


After many years spent selling carpets, fabrics, and furniture, Stark launched this cleaning and restoration service, which offers an array of options, including ecofriendly deep cleaning. Though they usually work in their own facility, these pros can do in-home jobs, too. $$-$$$ (by appointment only / eco-friendly)


Go Green

485 Atlantic Ave., nr. Nevins St., Boerum Hill; 718-625-0260;

Certified by the former directors of the U.S. Green Building Council, Wayne Miles’s shop offers one-shot or ongoing nontoxic cleaning services for construction sites, commercial spaces, and residences throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. At the shop, customers can stock up on every green cleaning product imaginable. $$ (ecofriendly / by appointment only)

Greenhouse Eco-Cleaning


GreenHouse Eco-Cleaning’s incredibly thorough service stands out for its intensive customization. The staff normally uses GreenHouse’s own product line, Eco≠spirits, but for hard-core greenies, they can scour your entire home using nothing but vinegar and baking soda. $$ (ecofriendly / consulting services / by appointment only)

Ms. Green-Clean


Cori Morenberg’s company specializes in deep home cleanings, pre- and post-construction jobs, and party cleanup. Additional services include nontoxic rug and upholstery treatments and window cleaning. $$-$$$ (ecofriendly / consulting services / by appointment only)

New York's Little Elves


Barbara Fierman’s team of elves can do of the standard-issue deep clean as well as handle tasks that go beyond the everyday, like using cotton swabs to clean air vents. $$-$$$ (by appointment only)


A. Scott Drapery Cleaning

2727 E. 27th St., nr. Voorhies Ave.; Sheepshead Bay; 718-891-4315

Scott’s Eli Kaplan is known for handling opulent silks and damasks. The company can clean big items like sofas and wing chairs; draperies are usually carted off to the plant, but on-site cleaning is available as well. Estimates are free. $$ (by appointment only) $$ (by appointment only)


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