My favorite rug in our house is from Anthropologie. It’s a beautiful 100% wool crewelwork rug that brightens up my family room, but my 5-year old rug had aged dramatically after the past 2 years with twin babies. I won’t go into detail about what exactly had been spilled on my beloved rug, but it was in need of a major overhaul. After minimal research, I called Raytone Carpet Cleaners from a recommendation from my mother-in-law, and was beyond impressed with the transformation.
Based in Mount Vernon, Raytone Cleaning and Restoration is one of those businesses you instantly trust from the second your phone call is answered. A family business owned by Ray Caggiano since 1976, they are experienced in all types of fibers and can solve even your hardest cleaning problems. When I spoke with Angela (Ray’s niece), I received an estimate that seemed reasonable but was over 2 and half times the cost that Stanley Steamer quoted me. Angela explained that the educational processes that their staff received (who knew such existed?) coupled with the state-of-the art equipment they use, is what puts them on an entirely different level from other cleaning and restoration companies.
On the scheduled day of pick-up, a friendly older man (Ray’s DAD, Tony) and a younger guy arrived at my house – they answered some of my questions, moved my furniture, and took my rug away. Tony even talked me out of buying a new rug pad which I thought I needed. After 2 weeks, Angela called me to schedule a delivery. The rug looked like new, potentially better than when I bought it. All of the tough stains were removed and the rug now lays flat! It had been bunching for years. I truly wanted to hug Tony.
On their way out, I was given a brown gift bag – inside was a spot cleaner and rag, hand-written thank you note, and Raytone cell phone holder. They had no idea that I wrote for a local website, it was simply the way they do business – honestly and with true expertise.
In addition to oriental and area rug cleaning, Raytone does leather, upholstery, drapery, partition, tile and grout and natural stone cleaning.
Raytone Cleaning & Restoration, Inc. 128 W. Lincoln Ave, Mount Vernon; (914)776-2269. If you choose to hire Ratyone, mention Wee Westchester for a 10% discount – I hope you are as pleased as I was!