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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.  

Color Bleed in Oriental Rugs? Prescott Rug Cleaning Experts

A colorfast wool rug can bleed, which can happen too often. However, in specific circumstances, the rug might be colorfast. The rug might be acceptable, for instance, with a routine cleaning or wash with a neutral or acid side cleaning solution.

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Under some conditions, dyes could migrate and bleed. High heat, high pH solutions, keeping the rug wet too long (or in a flood), pet pee stains.

Our industry’s solutions for professionally cleaning rugs do not “set” the colors. They HELP. This means there is a “Time Window” to clean non-colorfast wool or silk rugs that test “stable” with the prescribed stabilizing solution.

Silk rugs have a shorter window than wool rugs, as handling silk requires knowledge or subcontracting to a rug plant with silk rug experience, such as Arizona Oriental Specialty Rug Care.


Carpet Cleaners Are Not Reliable Rug Cleaning Professionals

When looking at photographs of dye-cleaning similar rugs. It was apparent the cleaners were using truck-mounted equipment.

Truck mounts should not be used to clean oriental rugs.

After the first rug was done, the heat kicked in, so the matching rug was treated with the same color fix and rug cleaning solution, but with considerably warmer water.

When well-trained professional carpet cleaners add “rugs” to their services, their familiarity with installed carpets doesn’t transfer to natural fiber oriental and specialty area rug cleaning.

Natural fiber rugs can be ruined by heat, alkaline solutions, and the best tools for cleaning synthetic carpets.

Professional carpet cleaners seek me for help with rug problems 90% of the time because they use improper cleaning procedures on rugs they don’t understand.

If you’re unsure what you’re doing, take a little time to learn the basics. First, determine the fiber type and dye stability.


Get Help From Prescott Rug Cleaning Experts

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

Before searching for professional rug cleaning, contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott or fill in the compact form for a direct reply.

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Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, and many 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 WOOL SAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS 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 from 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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