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We are happy to help our walk-in clients also, however, we are often out on area rug deliveries and may not be available if no appointment was made.  

Area Rug Cleaning Prescott. How To Deal with Dry Rot?

Dry rot occurs when the fibers of your rug get weaker and degrade and are most typically found in the cotton base fibers. Unfortunately, rips, tears, and holes are just a step away from this disorder. Dry rot can be caused by too much moisture and too little moisture in your old curtains or furniture.

Area Rug Cleaning Prescott. How To Deal with Dry Rot?


Hi there! It’s Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care coming from Prescott, AZ.

We take rug cleaning seriously. For this reason, it’s never a good sign if your rug is stiff or brittle. Sadly, this is comparable to dry rot, which isn’t a pleasant condition for rugs. Here, you can learn more about why you need an expert area rug cleaner in Prescott to help when rugs are in this fragile condition.


Why Do Rugs Get Dry Rot?

Because pet wee is acidic and contains urine salt crystals, which trap moisture, Arizona Oriental has encountered rugs that have been repeatedly urinated on. This isn’t good for the textiles on the rugs.

Because of salt crystallization, rug fibers might remain wet for more extended periods, increasing their vulnerability to dry rot. Urine-neutralizing solutions, the suitable gear, and the correct rug-cleaning approach would help get rid of those awful salt crystals in your carpet.

The level of dry rot will have to wait till we clean your rug before we know for sure. The only way to tell is to poke a hole in the rug, but we’ll wash and handle it as normal before flushing the pee salt crystals out of it.

To preserve your carpeting and furniture from dry rot, keep your curtains closed when you’re not home. Depending on the damage caused by dry rot, cleaning and repairing dry-rotted rugs can become quite expensive quickly.

Even if the damage is contained within the rug’s borders, it may be impossible to repair. A professional weaver would charge more for this time-consuming service because the base and face fibers in the afflicted areas need to be rewoven.

Weavers work closely with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott, AZ, offering anything from basic repairs to more complex ones like dry rot restoration.

Arizona Oriental’s rug washing facility provides information cards to its customers on topics such as rug cleaning, dry rot, and other important rug care issues. For a free estimate on cleaning your area rugs, we encourage you to stop by and look at our selection of information cards.

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


Where Can I Find Expert Area Rug Cleaner, Prescott, AZ?

If you search for professional rug cleaning, you can contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott or fill in the compact form here for a direct reply.

You can also check out our customer reviews from Birdeye and Yellow Pages

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, and much of Northern Arizona. We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning area rugs, with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS certification through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Call us for more information on area rug vacuuming tips and tricks at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pickup and delivery also available). 07-14-2020

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