Frequently Asked Questions

American Rug Laundry has been selected for superior service by Angie's List, an internet consumer report service. The selection is especially important to us since it is based on customer feedback. Our “A” rating indicates our customers' overall satisfaction with every aspect of our services. Many customers noted our knowledge of rug cleaning, our friendly and prompt service, and prices as reasons for their rating.

Cost Questions

Cleaning cost is determined by the size and the type of your rug (i.e. handmade, machine made, etc.) and the cleaning process your rug needs.

When you bring your rug in, prepay and pick up the rug yourself, you will save at least 25% on the cleaning portion of the services we provide.

We have various discounts and specials at different times. Give us a call at (612) 721-3333 for specials we may have right now.

Cleaning and Repair Questions

We clean almost all types of rugs, including but not limited to handmade orientals such as new or antique Persian and Chinese rugs, kilims, dhurries, braided rugs, rag rugs, machine made rugs, tufted rugs, flokatis, synthetic fiber rugs, non handmade flat weaves and sisals.

Depending on the nature of a stain it may or may not be removable. Give us as many facts as you can about the stain. We will do our utmost to correct the problem.

Pet stain is acidic and its effect on the dye is permanent in most cases. However, we may be able to lighten up some urine stains.

Most definitely. In almost all rugs we guarantee the removal of odors from your rugs. More importantly we do not use masking agents to cover the odor.

No, mildew and musty odor is most difficult to remove from any rug. We do our best to correct the problem.

We clean rugs using mild detergent and cold water. All rugs get thoroughly dusted and vacuumed before getting a wash. Once all dust is removed, we proceed with the wash option you have chosen to clean your rug. In almost all cases the entire process is done by hand. For more details, please see our Oriental and Area Rug Cleaning page.

Absolutely. Whether you own a handmade or machine made rug, we can repair anything from tiny edging or fringe problems to major reweaving of holes. For more details please see our Rug and Carpet Repair and Restoration page.

No, we do not use a dry cleaning process.

Absolutely. Fringes are usually dirtier than the rest of the rug due to excess traffic. So we pay special attention to them.

Yes we do.

We charge by the square foot. Measure the area you need cleaned and give us a rough idea about its square footage. We can then provide you with the cost for each room. For stairways we charge by number of steps. Let us know how many steps you have and we can give you the cost for cleaning your stairway carpet.

Depending on the type of cleaning: i.e., regular wash or a deep wash, it may take one to two weeks to clean your rugs.

Your rug is fully insured for damages and accidents such as fire, theft etc.

Address and Direction Questions

(Hours, Pick Up and Delivery)

Our address is 4222 E Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406. We are located at the corner of 43rd Street and East Lake Street in Minneapolis. We are about five blocks West of the Marshall Ave. bridge.
Driving Directions

Visit our second location at 8043 Lewis Rd Golden Valley, MN 55427.
Driving Directions

Yes, we do pick up and deliver rugs in the entire metro area. Check our schedule on this site or call (612) 721-3333 for details.

Our Minneapolis location is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm. Our Golden Valley location is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3 pm, and Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm.

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