Our rug was once new, not even that long ago. Now it's more like a rag used for soaking up wine, spaghetti, and pet stains. We decided to get it washed, and the cleaner offered me two options. One, which he guaranteed would work, would cost several hundred dollars. As that's greater than the value of the rug it was easy to decline. The second was very cheap but he warned, "I can't guarantee it will work or that the colors won't run." I selected the cheap option. This guy is going to find out that I also can't guarantee I will pay him.