Area Rug Cleaning

Expert Care for Your Beautiful Area Rugs

From Persian to Oriental and from handmade antique and heirloom gems to newer hand- and machine-made styles, your area rugs require special care to maintain their appearance and prevent wear and tear. 

The professional rug cleaning service we offer at Lewis Cleaners has been carefully developed for over 30+ years. You can count on our team to keep all your area rugs in top-notch condition, ensuring they continue to look great for years to come.

Delicate, Deep Cleaning

Most handmade wool rugs and other delicate rugs will be cleaned by hand in our rug washing facility.

Attention to Detail

We pre-test all rugs prior to cleaning and will pay special attention to spots and fringe to deliver the best results.

Expert Care

We have 30+ years of experience cleaning rugs and can expertly clean your most precious antique and heirloom rugs.

Pickup & Delivery

We offer convenient pickup and delivery services for area rugs that are cleaned in our rug washing facility.

Protect Your Investment

Extend the Lifespan of Your Carpet and Enjoy it for Years to Come

Which products are safe to use on wool rugs and which ones will harm the fibers or cause dyes to bleed? Are the cleaning instructions different for wool or synthetic material? Can the rugs be cleaned in place, or do they need special handling?

Understanding the type of care necessary for your specific rug type isn’t always easy and making a mistake can be costly. Each rug has unique properties, and at Lewis Cleaners we will take additional steps to ensure your rug is not damaged during the cleaning process. We will pre-test and pre-treat your rug to preserve colors and dyes, remove spots, and ensure the right cleaning method is used on your rug. Extra care is taken to clean fringe and groom your rug fibers, achieving a high-quality result each and every time.

Professional Care For Your Fine Rugs

Depending on the amount of use, rugs should be cleaned at least every 1-3 years. Some rugs we can clean at your home, or we can pick them up to be cleaned at our rug washing facility.

Reuptable Area Rug Cleaning Service

Your Rugs Deserve the Best Care

Lewis Cleaners is a local, family-owned business that has been trusted by countless customers since 1985. We care about your rugs and have established our reputation as one of the top area rug cleaning companies in the area. 

We have all the equipment, skills, eco-friendly products, and training you need for quality cleaning and maintenance that your rugs deserve.

Expert Tips for Rug Maintenance

Protect Your Investment

We are happy to provide our customers tips to help them maintain their rugs until it is time for the next professional cleaning. Life happens, and emergencies such as spills do not need to spell catastrophe! 

Disclaimer: Use these techniques at your own risk. Be aware that rugs can easily be ruined. Pre-test each solution in an inconspicuous area before using. If you are uncomfortable about these techniques, call a professional.

Area Rug Spot Removal

Follow these 4 basic steps for spot removal on your rugs will help you until our team reaches your home:

  1. First, soak up the excess liquid spill by blotting with an absorbent cloth or extracting with a wet vac or Bissell-type slot machine. DO NOT brush or rub the stain.
  2. Second, use the right spotter chemical on the spot. Do not overuse the spotter. Using an inappropriate chemical may ruin your rug. Pre-test the spotter before continuing the process.
  3. Rinse the area with a small amount of diluted vinegar and water solution.
  4. Blot the area dry until most of the moisture is absorbed or extract the excess moisture with a wet vac.

Pre-test Instructions

Pre-test any spotting agent by applying the spot treatment to an inconspicuous area. Gently agitate the tested area with a white cloth. Allow the agent to dwell in the fiber until it is dry. If bleeding or shrinkage occurs, do not continue.

Spotter Tips For General Spill and Spot Removal

Use a neutral pH or mild detergent suitable for wool. You can mix a general use spotter by mixing 1 part white vinegar to 4 parts water. Apply to an absorbent white cloth and blot the stain. If you are a repeat client, use our spot remover that we left. You may also apply rubbing alcohol to a white cloth and blot out oily stains. 

DO NOT USE Resolve or other high residue products on your area rugs. Use a neutral pH spotting agent that is made for wool. Call us for purchase information.

CAUTION: Some rugs can be permanently damaged by spotters. Pre-test each product!

Understanding Your Area Rugs

Your wool rugs can indeed last a lifetime. We have cleaned many oriental rugs well over 100 years old. These rugs are passed down over generations. Wool is very durable and cleans well if cleaned often. This is much in part because it is a natural fiber.


Spots and spills must be removed immediately. Since wool is a natural fiber, it may stain easily. If you cannot remove the stain, call a professional. As well, wool rugs should be cleaned on a regular basis BEFORE they appear soiled. The lesson here is with frequent, regular cleaning, wool carpets are easy to maintain but if allowed to accumulate soil, they are indeed difficult to clean. Avoid bleaches and strong chemicals. Bleach will actually dissolve wool.

Specialty Fabrics in Rugs

Silk is a rare fiber that adds a unique texture and appearance to some rugs. The same rules apply to silk as wool. Extra caution should be taken with silk. Silk should not be allowed to get wet. Shrinkage and bleeding are very likely. Cotton rugs respond in a similar manner as wool. Sisal, grass and hemp rugs should not get wet. Avoid liquid spills as well as liquid spotting agents.

Identify Handmade Rugs

To see if your rug is a handmade rug, turn the corner over to look at the backing. If the back mimics the pattern of the front fibers and the fringe appears to be an extension of the yarns within the rug (not sewn on), it’s likely handmade.


Rugs need to be vacuumed a minimum of once per week. Dry soil will cause your fine rugs to deteriorate. Use a vacuum with a beater bar if possible. Delicate rugs may need to be vacuumed without a beater bar.


The proper padding can protect your rug from dirt and slippage. Contact us for locations to purchase this padding.