Expert Rug Cleaning in Chicago

Rug Cleaning and Sanitization

For over three generations, the Minasian Rug Care Company has been Chicagoland’s “first call” for individualized oriental rug cleaning for rugs of all shapes and sizes, from area rugs and kilims, to antique Persian carpets. After a custom evaluation of your rugs and carpets, each piece is given an environmentally sustainable, “green” cleaning and sanitization protocol. The rug is then air dried, dressed and wrapped for delivery. We offer our expert rug cleaning services to the greater Chicago area and Midwest region including Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana and Michigan.

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Curbside Drop Off


Call ahead for an appointment to drop off your rugs at our store front.

1244 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL

(847) 492-1800

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Our Cleaning business is open! We now offer sanitization through a special safe steam process.

As an essential business, Minasian will come to your home to pick-up your rugs for cleaning and sanitizing. Our customer’s and employee’s health is our number one priority. Our rug care professionals always wear personal protection including masks, gloves, and booties. We also pick-up from garages or doormen.

(847) 492-1800


Our 9-step Green Rug Cleaning Service

  1. Our professional staff picks up your rug from your home or office, carefully moving furniture as necessary. If you prefer, we can pick-up rugs from your garage or doorman or you can drop them off at our store. All rugs are insured from the time we receive them.
  2. At our plant, your area rug is checked in, measured and inspected for any possible repairs, stains, deodorizing or any other special handling.
  3. Your rug is hand washed on both sides using a mild, specially formulated “green” detergent and cool natural water and then sanitized using our unique steam process which removes 99.9% of all microorganisms. Some rugs may require area rug dry cleaning by hand. 
  4. The fringes are washed separately by hand. All moisture is carefully extracted.
  5. Your rug is dried under controlled temperature and humidity. Your clean rug is inspected and further spot cleaning is performed as necessary.
  6. Your rug is brushed to evenly raise the pile.
  7. The fringes are brushed, trimmed or treated as necessary.
  8. Your rug is re-inspected and vacuumed.
  9. We deliver your rug to your home or office, where it is re-laid over padding to your requirements, carefully moving your furniture as necessary. Or delivered back to your garage or you can pick it up!

Caring for Your Area Rugs

  • Turn your rug every year to equalize the effects of traffic patterns and exposure to sunlight.
  • All rugs require padding to reduce wear, inhibit slippage and add sumptuousness. Even rugs placed on wall-to-wall carpeting need a special pad to discourage “creeping.”
  • Vacuum your rug in the direction of the nap. You can feel the direction of the nap with your hand.
  • Do not vacuum the fringes of the rug; it breaks them. Instead, sweep the rug fringe areas with a broom.
  • Never put a house plant or flower pot on your rug. No matter how cautious you are, moisture will either penetrate or condense on the bottom of the pot, creating permanent mildew damage to your rug.
  • Spills that have dried and are now stains should not be treated without the expert advice of an experienced oriental rug cleaner.
  • Do not clean your Oriental rug with steam cleaners or chemicals. These can prematurely age your Persian rugs by robbing them of their natural oils.
  • Every few months, give your rugs a visual inspection. The first evidence of wear is usually at the edges and ends. Also check the back for moth damage (this will appear as areas of missing knots, although the cotton foundation remains). Should you see anything amiss, call for our free consultation service immediately.
  • Have your rugs cleaned by a professional Oriental rug cleaner every 2 to 3 years (sooner, if you think they need it).

Oriental Rug Storage in Chicago, IL

Your rug is much more vulnerable to damage when it’s in storage than in day-to-day use. Moths prefer laying their larvae in tightly rolled rugs. Basements are likely to be damp and poorly ventilated, encouraging mildew and rot. Poorly folded Oriental rugs can develop cracked foundations.

If you intend to store your Persian rugs for more than three months, please contact us. We have special moth-proofed and humidity-monitored vaults at our facility in Chicago designed to keep your valuable antique Oriental rugs perfectly preserved until you want to use them again.

Rug Storage