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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.  

Do You Know What’s Lurking in Your Rug? – Prescott AZ

Do You Know What’s Lurking in Your Rug? – Prescott AZ

When was the last time you had your rug professionally cleaned?  How about the last time you vacuumed your rug?  Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here and today I wanted to take a moment to talk about why frequent vacuuming is great for your area rugs.  Most people don’t realize that their area rug acts as a filter for their home and catches everything!  From dry soil to germs and other irritants that come in from outside.

Here is a photo of the soil that came out of a rug during our preliminary inspection JUST BY FLIPPING IT OVER!  Look at all of that dry soil that has fallen out of that rug!  This level of dry soil is considered quite excessive and one of the reasons you should always vacuum your rug frequently!  When dry soil is allowed to work its way down into the base of the rug, where the knots sit and at the base of the fibers, it grinds away at those delicate fibers.  Dry soil looks and acts a lot like sandpaper.  Rugs live a harsh life on our floors, constantly taking a pounding from the force of us walking on them.

As I’ve discussed in articles before, though, simply vacuuming your rug frequently is not enough to ensure your rug lasts!  A rug needs a good, thorough cleaning every 1-3 years, depending on the level of activity in your home.  Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care will thoroughly dust your rug before we wash it.  We gently shake loose the dry soil that’s trapped in the base of your rug before flipping it over, vacuuming the top of it.  We then repeat this process until no more dust comes out of your rug before we clean it.

If it’s been a while since you have had your area rug professionally cleaned, then give Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott a call today!  We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and can provide you with a free estimate on the cost of cleaning your area rug.

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, 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 additional information on the dry soil lurking deep in your rug at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, 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).  (02-14-17)

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