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3 Simple Tricks That Really Work to Help Prevent Permanent Stains on Your Fine Area Rugs – Sedona AZ

3 Simple Tricks That Really Work to Help Prevent Permanent Stains on Your Fine Area Rugs – Sedona AZ

If there are a few things that little ones are excellent at, it’s stealing our hearts, imagination, and MAKING MESSES!  Some adults (including myself) are pretty good at making messes too.  I’m Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care and the trick to understand is this: A mess is only one spill, muddy footprint, or sick child away from potentially ruining your fine area rug.  PREPARE for the unavoidable spot and emergency spot cleaning – doing so is critical in achieving good spotting success.

Here are 3 simple tricks that I use in my own home to keep you ahead of the game.  By playing the game well, you can make all the difference in removing the spot or ruining the rug!

  1. Hide a white towel under a cushion of the sofa for easy access.  Seconds count, so preparing ahead before the inevitable spill happens is very important!  The faster you can get up the excess fluid, the closer you will be to successfully removing the spot.
  2. Never rub a spot! I can’t tell you how many small spots I have seen turn into nightmare huge spots because people rubbed them.  Blot the spot instead, working from the outer edges of the spot to the center of it.
  3. Have the correct spotter on hand really can make a world of difference.  Why would you want to use a harsh spotter developed for sturdy nylon wall to wall carpets on your delicate wool area rug?  You wouldn’t!  Here at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care, we sell a great spotting kit that is WOOL SAFE and has the WOOLSAFE APPROVED LOGO on it.  This way, our clients know they are using a spotting product that will help them remove the spot without making it worse or doing harm to the fine fibers.  Here’s Kaitlyn, one of our “Ruggies” showing what this product looks like.

Now the real question is – do you need this kit?  Not if you don’t love your fine area rug.  But if you DO (why wouldn’t you?), then YOU NEED THIS KIT!

If any residue or spot remains after giving it your best shot, give Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott a call for further cleaning.  You don’t want to leave any spots in your rugs – time matters and spots need to be removed before they can do permanent damage to the fibers.

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Sedona, Prescott, Prescott Valley 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 on tips to properly spot clean your area rug and quotes at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, 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). 

Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime! (01-20-17)

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