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Flying Carpets: Majestic Rug Cleaning Co., Inc.
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"One of the biggest problems we see is rot, the result of potted plants," observes partner Howard Katz, whose father started this company nearly 80 years ago. Katz explains that carpets can degrade and disintegrate from the moisture leaching from a clay pot. "It's the moisture-loving clay that does it." "Crumbling" carpet, torn fringe, burned and stained spots -- to name but a few of the problems that Majestic tackles -- are all in a day's work for Katz and his magicians. Patching a 12-inch square of carpet starts at $75; from its enormous cache of supplies, the company can choose another carpet piece that is similar and will more or less match in weight, color, and pattern. Katz's "pile patrol" can also overcast frayed edges, sew rips, and re-fringe ends or machine-bind edges (both $5 per foot). The company also cleans carpets, and the cost is based on carpet classification, from simple bound remnants to decent machine-woven carpets, to delicate hand-mades; cleaning a 9-foot-by-12-foot Oriental is usually around $175. Pick-up and delivery are included in the price, although there's a modest fee for putting a rug back down. About the only thing Majestic doesn't do is reweave. 644 Whittier St., The Bronx, 718-542-7474 & 212-922-0909 (This article originally appeared in the 3/06 issue of Manhattan Living.)

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About the Author: About the Author: Ruth J. Katz is a well-known shopping and service writer based in New York City. She has written about shopping for 25 years for New York magazine; covered the topic on-air at Fox-TV for several years as the Home Services expert; and had her own show on both the USA and Lifetime Cable networks. Katz wrote extensively for The New York Times as well, and contributed periodically to the New York Daily News. She is a passionate shopper, always looking for not merely a good buy, but the best buy, ferreting out a "steal" or discovering up-and-coming designers. She has written five books and is a former contributing editor to Hearst's Redbook, Classic Home, and Colonial Homes; she is currently a Contributing Editor of New York Home, Golf Connoisseur, The Modern Estate, and Promenade magazines. She is also the former Shopping Director for Davler Media's Manhattan Living.


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