Can a Rug with Ragged Edges Be Cleaned?
Can a rug with ragged edges be cleaned? Hi I’m Ruthie here at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care and I thought today I would talk just a bit about rugs that come in for cleaning and the rug happens to have some form of damage. Either fringes have been torn or perhaps the side cords after years of use are beginning to unravel. When damage is not attended to in a timely manner, the damage worsens and far exceeds just the fringes and side cords. With that being said, I recommend that damages be repaired as soon as possible to avoid costly repairs down the road. Depending on the damage severity, we may make the recommendation that the damage be repaired or at the least be secured. Securing will protect these loose, unravelling edges and allow us to clean the rug. Sometimes rugs come to Arizona Oriental and are a unravelling mess, and any agitation is apt to do further unravelling. Because we are unable to clean a rug without a certain amount of agitation to loosen and remove soil, it is imperative to have the rug secured prior to cleaning to avoid additional damage.
At Arizona Oriental we advise clients when we see a need to secure damage prior to our cleaning. Additionally we provide repair estimates to properly remedy the damage. While securing is a good start in caring for your rug, it is not the same as a restorative repair. Restoration will help to preserve the rug and the value of the rug as well. Rug owners will sometimes come in with a rug that has been chewed up by a puppy or a vacuum cleaner and ask me what the value of the rug is. In the current condition the value is diminished considerably, so as I said restoration does indeed help to preserve the rugs value. And again, remember, by making repairs when damage first occurs you are minimizing the damage. Left unattended, the damage is bound to worsen and do much more damage, devaluating the rug and in the end cost much more to repair.
Here at Arizona Oriental in Prescott AZ we strive to take excellent care of our clients and their rugs. We offer cleaning and repairs of all rugs. If you have a concern with your rug, please call and chat with us about your needs. Together we will help you preserve your precious rug for many years to come.
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 and 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, 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 more information on repairs and cleaning area rugs 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).