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Helpful Tips for At-Home Area Rug Cleaning – Prescott Valley AZ

Helpful Tips for At-Home Area Rug Cleaning – Prescott Valley AZ

We all know how tough it can be to keep everything in our homes nice and clean and spotless.  It’s tough to stay on top of your area rugs as well.  Life happens when you least expect it and cleaning after emergency spills happen can be a problem for every rug owner.


Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ here and I wanted to take a moment to share some rug cleaning tips with you.  Hopefully this will help prevent any area rug disasters and prevent you from needing to replace your rug.

I always make sure I have the three things listed below on hand to help with area rug cleaning in between having my area rugs professionally cleaned.

  1. Paper towels.  When a drink spills on your area rug, it’s important to take prompt action in removing the extra fluid from your rug.  Time is of the essence here and the longer you wait to extract it, the greater the odds of that liquid seeping deeper into your rug.  This makes for a tougher clean up and also can create permanent staining.  Paper towels are GREAT at absorbing excess fluid!
  2. Baby wipes.  These help in removing fresh stains on your area rug.  Remember, never rub a stain!  This will not only spread the stain around, but it will also force the stain further into the rug fibers.  Baby wipes can help to remove the color of the stain and help prevent it from causing further staining elsewhere in the rug.  This is a good thing to use if you ever have ink spill onto your area rug.
  3. White vinegar.  Not only a popular kitchen ingredient, it also has a lot of uses in helping handle food and drink staining.  A teaspoon of white vinegar mixed with a cup of warm water can create a highly effective cleaning mixture.  Use your fingertips to gently apply the solution to the stain on your rug and then blot it with paper towels.  Remember to work from the outside of the stain toward the center to avoid spreading it elsewhere.

Hopefully these little tips help in the event of a rug emergency.  Knowing what to do in the event of a surprise spill can really help in saving your area rug from total disaster!  It’s also important to know what your limits are and when it's time to call the professionals!  Not every spill or stain can be removed by the things above, so make sure you call Arizona Oriental if you’re in need of a thorough, professional rug cleaning.  We provide free cleaning estimates and we are also ready and eager to answer any of your questions!

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 Valley, Prescott, 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 information on professional area rug cleaning 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). (04-07-17)

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