I’m Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care and I will be the first to tell you that when you least expect it and when the last thing you need in your busy day is a problem – that’s exactly when an accident will happen. At least that’s how it usually happens to me. (Not like there is ever a good time for such things to happen.)
Recently at Arizona Oriental a client had the misfortune of an accident with her area rug. She brought her rug in with a large, BRIGHT YELLOW spot. YIKES! This was caused by a supplement pill falling out of her hand and somehow opening up on her lovely area rug.
The yellow spot started out relatively small however in the panic of the moment her husband decided the best course of action was to quickly vacuum it up. Unfortunately the brushes on the vacuum only spread it around and what started out small ended up quite large!
Furthermore, the supplement was turmeric which I’m told is great for arthritis, helping to moderate insulin, reduce cholesterol and a variety of other benefits. While it’s great for all this, it’s really bad for area rug fibers. Turmeric is a spice from a root, just like our American Indians might have used to dye their wool yarns yellow.
Arizona Oriental tip is to avoid spreading dry spills. To avoid spreading, don’t use a beater bar vacuum. Instead a better choice is to use the nozzle hose of the vacuum or shop vacuum and without actually touching the rug, just hover over it allowing the suction to pull the dry substance out of the rug fibers. Once you have removed as much as possible it’s time to contact Arizona Oriental here in Prescott for the professional cleaning your area rug will need.
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 which includes 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.
If you would like more information about professional area rug care in Prescott AZ or a free estimate, give us a call at 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).