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Are You Doing More Harm Than Good To Your Area Rug? – Prescott AZ


Hi there, I’m Ruthie at Arizona Oriental and it makes me mad knowing that unsuspecting consumers are doing harm (thinking they are doing good) to their area rugs.

Looking at the label on this powder carpet deodorizer you would think WOW, this is great! 

And why wouldn’t you, the label advertises a “2 in 1 carpet and room deodorizer which actually helps tough odors, then leaves a light clean fragrance in your home.”  This is simply NOT TRUE!

All powders leave a residue that IS harmful……… READ ON

Here’s the truth….

It’s a heavily scented powder. You are masking a urine odor with a flower odor

     The urine odors are still there, just somewhat covered up. Now it will likely smell of both urine and flowers (kinda like rotting flowers - YUCK)

It’s a chemical

      It is left in the carpet (how else do you think the flower smell continues) and can be harmful to you, your family and your pets if you are chemically sensitive. Mentioned on the label is it is made “with baking soda, however they don’t mention what else??? hmmm

It clogs your carpet foundation with powder and doesn’t vacuum up as the directions suggest

      The directions say DON’T USE ON WET SPOTS (umm, urine?? Because it clumps)  So I guess you’re just supposed to leave the urine in the rug. Directions further say “if product adheres to spot, rub with a stiff brush, then vacuum”.  Vacuuming doesn’t  get it all out, because some of this powder works its way deep into the back of the rug. Use enough of powder deodorizers and you’ll have a powdery mess at the foundation      of your rug.

And the #1 Reason Powders Are Not a Good Idea for Rugs is:

It has accomplished absolutely nothing to remove the source of the odor! 

      Urine is harmful to rug fibers especially delicate wool and silk fibers. Without a professional cleaning the urine salt crystals are still in the rug, which eventually can lead to dry-rot (splitting of foundation fibers)  

Hey Puppy, What have you been up to lately?

If you have urine deposits in your area rug, it needs to be removed as quickly as possible by a professional rug washer. Arizona Oriental here in Prescott, can assist you with this and other preservation services such as repairs to fringes, side cords, etc.  

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care meets 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.

We serve Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, Verde Valley and most of Northern Arizona. If you are needing additional information, please don’t hesitate to call and for information on removing urine from rugs.

You can reach me, Ruthie, 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. We will unload the rug for you, so don’t worry about hurting your back! We also offer pick-up and delivery which makes having your rug cleaned very easy!

Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug can last you a life time!


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