Rug Cleaning

The Rug Rack & Murphy Rug Cleaners

The Rug Cleaning Specialists in Springfield & Central Illinois

At The Rug Rack & Murphy’s Rug Cleaners, we are the Central Illinois area rug cleaning experts! Has dust and dander caused your rug to fade? Do you find yourself covering up difficult-to-remove stains? We provide comprehensive cleaning services for your valuable handmade or machine-made area rugs. We offer pick-up and delivery options to ensure your precious, handmade Oriental rugs, Persian rugs, and all exotic animal rugs are treated with care and devotion, so you don’t have to bring them to our shop yourself. Our knowledgeable staff will take extra care with older rugs and those made of fragile or unusual materials. We will keep an eye out for any damage and notify you so the best course of action can be taken for repairing and conserving your rugs.

With both businesses in one convenient location, we can handle all rug-related needs in one facility. From cleaning and stain removal to repairs and even new binding, our team can handle almost any rug restoration needs.

Our Rug Cleaning Services

Area rug cleaning utilizes rug rinsing and wringing equipment designed specifically for precious, handmade area rugs. After we pick up or you drop off your rug at our Springfield store at 2222 South 6th Street, our staff will treat them like the family heirlooms they are. Whether handmade or machine-made with nylon, polyester, olefin, wool, acrylic, silk, and synthetic blended rugs, we promise your rugs are in the best, most capable hands. You’ll be able to see the improvement immediately, and we guarantee your complete satisfaction with the results. Let us revitalize your rugs and enhance the look of your home. Contact The Rug Rack & Murphy’s Rug Cleaners right away!

All area rugs go through a pre-cleaning inspection that is explained to the customer. Among our area rug cleaning services are the following:

  • Rug Cleaning
  • Spot Cleaning
  • Stain Removal
  • Pet Stain Removal
  • Cleveland Rug Dusting Machine Process

Rug Cleaning

Spot Cleaning

Stain Removal

Pet Stain Removal

Cleveland Rug Dusting Machine Process

Our Area Rug Cleaning Process

The chemical formulas we use are non-toxic and bio-degradable, and our specific washing techniques were learned and passed on through generations, so we’re confident we can deliver the results you want. If you’re curious about our process, we can provide you with a description of our general washing procedure used in area rug cleaning. Read more below, and feel free to contact our staff for any further information you require.

First, the rugs are pre-inspected for any possible problems that may arise while cleaning, such as dye runs, insect pests, urine, etc. Then, rugs are thoroughly ‘dusted’ to remove dry particles of soil and the dyes are stabilized for washing. Next, the rug is scrubbed with a gentle detergent to loosen soils and oils, while specific spots/stains are addressed. We treat the fringes of the rug and then rinse thoroughly. After these steps have been taken, the rug is placed in our state-of-the-art Moore rug dusting machine for a thorough, deep-clean process, which involves the water being wrung out through 16′ rollers. The rug is then brushed to set the pile in the appropriate direction and dried in a temperature-controlled drying room. After they are completely dry, the rugs are then inspected. If they do not pass inspection, they are washed again at no additional charge.

Rug Cleaning Information

Our typical ‘turn-around’ time for area rug cleaning is 3 to 7 business days. This varies according to the soil level, fiber type, and cleaning process. If you require your rug sooner, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate your time schedule by placing a rush order tag on the rug for a small additional fee. Here is what you need to know about rug cleaning, so you are aware of what to expect from our process:

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Pick-Up & Delivery

Hand-made Persian and Oriental rugs are delicate items, especially as they age. With that in mind, it’s important for great care to be taken when transporting it for cleaning. That’s why we offer pick-up and delivery services to ensure that nothing happens to your rug when it’s transported.

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Spot Cleaning


Wine stains and other spills can ruin the beauty of your rug. Don’t spend time trying to hide the stain when you can call us to get rid of it. We provide complete spot-cleaning services for red wine and other types of spots.

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Food Stain Removal

When food hits the floor, it’s hard to arrange a fast cleaning to get the stain out immediately – you may not even notice the stain for an extended period of time. We offer food stain removal services for new and old stains. Our cleaning process can penetrate the fibers of your rug to lift the stains out for a noticeably more vibrant rug.

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Pet Stain Removal

Training a pet can be hard work. Many times, there are accidents. However, don’t throw out that rug because of a few stains – bring it to us for pet stain removal services. We completely remove urine and feces stains from all types of pets.