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Best of New York Services 2004

Best Carpet Cleaner

  • Rug Renovating

    East Orange, New Jersey, 800-252-7738;

    When ABC Carpet & Home needs to clean, patch, reduce, or refinish its showroom rugs, it turns to century-old Rug Renovating to do the job. With more than 70,000 square feet of space and 60 technicians, Rug Renovating is the nation’s largest such factory. Pickup and delivery are usually free in the five boroughs and throughout most of the tri-state area. It costs about $2.50 per square foot to clean an average rug; threadbare or antique rugs often need a hand wash, which runs about $7 per square foot. Rug Renovating also does in-home carpet cleaning and, should your furniture or draperies need a wash, will tackle those too. 

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