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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)

Majestic Rug Cleaning

644 Whittier St., nr. Spofford Ave., the Bronx; 212-922-0909;

This family-owned company has been in business for 87 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 and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, with free pickup and delivery services to all locations. $$ (by appointment only / eco-friendly)

Restoration By Costikyan

28-13 14th St., nr. Astoria Blvd., 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. (by appointment only)

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)

New York's Little Elves


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


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)


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