100 Years and Still Going! (Grandma & Her Rug!)
Do you have a rug that’s been sitting on your floor for 5, 10, maybe even 20+ years?
DOES YOUR MOM?
I recently had a client that has an adorable 100 year old Mom with a rug nearly as old!
As you can imagine there is much ongoing care given to the Mom. However beyond the personal care she receives there are other needs too.
One of the things that she really, REALLY wanted, was to see her much neglected area rug cleaned.
You see, everyone is busy with Mom’s personal needs but overlooked what would really make her happy – HER FAVORITE RUG CLEANED so that the spills, traffic soil, perhaps the occasional potty accident are cleaned out of her rug!
Built up soil over the course of many years steals away the beautiful colors that Mom remembered from way back when!
Have a wool or silk area rug (a family heirloom) that you think won’t clean up? Call Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care. You will be amazed how we can deep clean the dirtiest of rugs and bring back the vibrant colors so you (or Mom) can enjoy the rug for many years to come.
Rugs live a hard life on our floors – they are trampled on daily. We spill on them. Dogs and Cats curl up to nap on them and there are of course the many times our pets have pee, fecal or vomit accidents. It’s all part of life, for sure! The point I’m making is - rugs need more care than the average rug owner is giving! Here at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ we specialize in the special care rugs need.
Just like vehicles get regularly scheduled maintenance so should area rugs. And here’s why:
- Fine rugs last for generations when properly cared for
- Dry soil damages the rugs fibers – We REMOVE dry soil
- Spills/spots left on fibers eventually deteriorate the wool and silk
- Urine left in rugs can eventually cause dry rot of the fibers
Do you (or Mom) love your rug as most of my other clients do? Most of my clients LOVE their rugs because the rugs hold very special meaning to them. Sometimes because it is a treasure brought back from their travels or perhaps the rug is a family heirloom. Often times I hear how long and hard my client searched for the perfect rug for their room. Currently I have huge hand braided rugs in the shop that the client’s Mom made many, many years ago!
Now is the time to begin good maintenance practices for your rugs too!
Here at Arizona Oriental in Prescott AZ we look forward to answering all your questions and concerns and we will provide you with a free estimate for any of our services.
Grandma's are special!
One last note, please don’t let repairs be neglected! What starts out a tiny ½” repair will worsen over time and before you know it, the repair will be a lot more extensive as damage will likely continue to unravel the rug and the cost will increase. Neglecting needed repairs is not good for your rug and certainly not good in the long run for your budget!
Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!
Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona and much of the Northern Arizona areas. We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning of area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures the area rugs of our client’s receive the utmost in care.
Call us for additional information and quotes for your Mom’s rug! 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available).