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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.  

​​​​​​​BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS: Why Some Spills Are Better Left to the Professionals!


Hi folks! Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ here!  I’ll be the first to tell you that unexpected accidents always happen when they’re the last thing we need in our busy day.  That’s always how it happens to me, anyway, and I can’t say there’s ever a good time for an accident.

We recently had a client who, unfortunately, experienced one such accident. Her rug had a big, BRIGHT YELLOW spot on it.  A turmeric supplement fell out of her husband’s hand and opened onto her lovely area rug.

The spot had started fairly small, but in the panic of the moment, her husband decided to quickly vacuum it up.  Unfortunately, the brushes of the vacuum caused the yellow to spread around and caused the spot to end up quite large.

Turmeric is great for arthritis, moderating insulin, reducing cholesterol, and has many other benefits.  It’s also terrible for rug fibers since it’s a spice found in a root that many rug weavers may use to dye their wool yarns.

The best tip I can give for handling dry spills is to avoid spreading them!  Don’t use a beater-bar vacuum directly on your rug.  You should use the nozzle hose of your vacuum and, without touching the rug, hover over the spill to allow the suction to pull up the dry substance from the rug fibers.  When you’ve removed as much as you’re able to, bring your rug into Arizona Oriental for the professional cleaning your rug will need!

Luckily for our clients and their rug, we were able to use our arsenal of spot cleaning knowledge to successfully remove nearly every trace of the bright yellow spot.  The differences between before and after are like night and day and we certainly gave ourselves a pretty big pat on the back for this one.  It wasn’t easy and I definitely wouldn’t recommend anyone try to do this at home - definitely call in the professionals for something like this!  There’s no shame in knowing your limitations when it comes to your area rugs!

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, Flagstaff, 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 our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Give us a call for more information about how to handle a spill on your area rugs 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 (pick-up and delivery also available). 06-10-2020

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