Area Rug Cleaning

Exceptional Rug Cleaning

Are your area rugs not looking as clean and fresh-smelling as you’d like?

Despite your best efforts with DIY rug cleaning, it’s common to find that your rugs still lack that professional finish. Let’s face it, achieving showroom-worthy results takes more than just elbow grease. Professional cleaners bring a level of expertise and specialized equipment that surpasses what you can accomplish at home.

To keep your prized area rugs in top shape even after years of use, leave it to our dry cleaning pros at Great American Dry Cleaners & Alteration. No matter how worn out, dirty, or stubborn the stains could be, they’re no match to the eco-friendly cleaning solutions we use and the experience we’ve gained for more than 30 years.

Let our team know what issues you need help with your area rugs. Contact us today for a free quote!

We Provide Top-Notch Cleaning to All Types of Area Rugs

Persian Rugs: Renowned for their elaborate patterns and superb craftsmanship, Persian rugs are a symbol of timeless elegance. Crafted with the utmost precision and care, these rugs demand gentle cleaning methods to preserve their intricate details and luxurious textures.
Oriental Rugs: Originating from diverse Asian regions, Oriental rugs boast vibrant hues and captivating motifs that tell stories of ancient cultures. To maintain their exquisite beauty, these rugs require specialized cleaning techniques tailored to their unique materials and intricate designs.
Wool Rugs: Embraced for their resilience and natural stain resistance, wool rugs are a favorite choice for many households. However, their dense fibers can harbor dirt and grime, calling for thorough cleaning approaches to restore their plushness and luster.
Silk Rugs: Exuding opulence and refinement, silk rugs epitomize luxury with their soft textures and luminous sheen. Due to the delicate nature of silk fibers, expert handling, and meticulous cleaning techniques are essential to preserving their delicate beauty and integrity.
Hand-Knotted Rugs: Bearing the mark of skilled artisans, hand-knotted rugs showcase exquisite craftsmanship and intricate designs woven with precision. Protecting the intricate knots and patterns requires careful attention and gentle cleaning methods to ensure these masterpieces retain their allure for generations to come.
Woven Rugs: Available in an array of materials and patterns, woven rugs add character and charm to any space. Each type of woven rug demands a unique cleaning approach tailored to its construction and materials to effectively remove dirt and stains without compromising its quality.
Synthetic Rugs: Crafted from durable materials like nylon or polyester, synthetic rugs offer practicality and resilience for high-traffic areas. Despite their durability, synthetic rugs can present cleaning challenges, requiring specialized treatments to effectively remove stains while preserving their vibrant colors and textures.

How We Ensure Quality In Our Rug Cleaning Service

Expert Rug Cleaning Techniques

We use state-of-the-art equipment and non-toxic cleaning agents to achieve superior results without compromising the integrity of your rugs. From delicate Oriental rugs to sturdy synthetic rugs, our cleaning team has the experience and know-how to deep clean and sanitize your rugs safely and effectively.

Personalized Cleaning Plans

Each area rug is unique, which is why we create a personalized cleaning process tailored to the specific needs of your rugs. Our local rug cleaning team carefully assesses the condition of your rugs and develops a customized cleaning approach to address any specific issues or concerns.

Stain Removal Expertise

Stubborn stains can detract from the beauty of your area rugs, but our team has the expertise to tackle even the toughest stains. Using specialized cleaning solutions and techniques, we can effectively remove stains caused by spills, pet accidents, and more.

Odor Elimination Solutions

Lingering odors, such as those from pet odors, smoke odors, or musty smells, can be a common problem with area rugs, especially those located in high-traffic areas. Our team utilizes advanced odor elimination solutions to effectively neutralize unpleasant odors, leaving your rugs smelling fresh and clean.

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Try Our Convenient Pickup & Delivery Service!

Our convenient pickup and delivery service isn’t just limited to rug cleaning – it covers all our services! Whether you need your area rugs cleaned, dry cleaning done, laundry taken care of, or repairs and alterations, we’ve got you covered. With just a phone call, you can schedule a pickup at your convenience, and we’ll handle the rest, saving you time and hassle.

Restoration and Repair Services

Fringe Repair and Replacement

Frayed or damaged fringe can detract from the appearance of your area rugs, but our professional cleaning team can repair or replace fringe to restore their beauty. Using specialized techniques and materials, we meticulously repair damaged fringe or replace it entirely to enhance the overall look of your rugs.

Reweaving and Patching

For rugs with holes, tears, or other damage, our reweaving and patching services offer an effective solution. Our skilled service providers carefully reweave damaged areas or patch them with matching fibers to seamlessly blend with the rest of the rug.

Color Restoration

Over time, the colors of your area rugs may fade or become dull due to exposure to sunlight or other factors. Our color restoration services can revitalize the vibrancy of your rugs, bringing back their original richness and depth of color.

Binding and Serging

Damaged binding or serging can compromise the structural integrity of your area rugs, but our binding and serging services can address these issues. Whether your rugs have unraveling edges or loose binding, we can reinforce them to prevent further damage and prolong their lifespan.

Our Promise to You



Great American Cleaners will clean your order & return it to you in as little as 24 hours.

Top Rated

Great American Cleaners has the highest Google ratings of any dry cleaner in El Cerrito and the surrounding areas.


We'll meet you at your home, office, or our retail store. We meet you on your schedule.

High Quality

We hire the best textile experts, so you'll know you're always getting the best clean.

Ruvic Ann D. Ng
Ruvic Ann D. Ng
Best laundry service for pick up and delivery service! Highly recommended
Megan Gardner
Megan Gardner
I've been a customer of Great American Dry Cleaners for several years now and they stand out not only for their exceptional dry cleaning services but also for their outstanding customer service. When I had an issue with one of my orders, they were easy to reach and committed to fixing what happened. Their dedication to customer satisfaction is excellent. Their pick-up service is highly convenient, and the clothing is always perfectly washed and pressed. American Dry Cleaners is a top choice for quality dry cleaning.
Maya Placido
Maya Placido
Great little dry cleaner in El Cerrito. Gets the job done and goes above and beyond to help when possible. I dropped off some things and the estimated time of completion was a few days later than I needed but they managed to get it to me in time! While this is not necessarily guaranteed, I really appreciated the extra help. They also run good specials!
Alma Andrade
Alma Andrade
Great service and quick turnaround.
William Bishop
William Bishop
Great service, detect spots that I forget to point out, and they always put the clean shirts in the same place! Drivers are very friendly too!
Tess Brigham
Tess Brigham
Great service. I always go to Great American to get my pants hemmed and they always do a great job. Very friendly staff.
Michael Changaris
Michael Changaris
Great American Dry Cleaners offers an exceptional service that has consistently provided excellent care for my clothing. Their delivery service has proven to be invaluable, especially as a busy professional. The family operating the cleaners are dedicated individuals who deeply care about their community. They have made their dry cleaning services available to those who are economically struggling and in search of employment, demonstrating their commitment to making a positive impact. Moreover, Great American Dry Cleaners has significantly reduced my stress levels and simplified my work life. Their reliable and timely service ensures that my professional attire is always in pristine condition, ready for any important meeting or business event. This convenience allows me to focus more on my work and less on the logistics of clothing maintenance, making my daily routine smoother and more efficient. Their attention to detail and exceptional customer care have truly made a noticeable difference in my day-to-day life.
Jill Dodd
Jill Dodd
I have used Great America Dry Cleaners for literally decades. They are reliable and do a great job cleaning all sorts of items. Highly recommended!


What services does Great American Dry Cleaners & Alterations offers?

As a full-service dry cleaner, Great American Dry Cleaners & Alterations provides exceptional area rug cleaning services and these other services: shirt laundering, wash & fold, bridal gown preservation, leather & fur cleaning, and many more.

How can I contact Great American Dry Cleaners & Alterations for carpet cleaning services?

You can reach us at 510-526-6844 or you may email us at

What areas does Great American Dry Cleaners & Alterations cover for area rug cleaning services?

Great American Dry Cleaners & Alterations offers its area rug cleaning services into homes or businesses in El Cerrito, Berkeley, Orinda, Lafayette, Piedmont, Walnut Creek, and other parts of the Bay area.

Our Services
What We Can Offer You

We Provide Fast, Reliable Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services in El Cerrito and It's Surrounding Areas.

Dry Cleaning

Wash & Fold Laundry Service


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Bedding & Comforter Cleaning

Wedding Dress Preservation

Leather & Suede Cleaning