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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.  

How Do You Get Mud Out of a Rug? Prescott Rug Cleaning

How Do You Get Mud Out of a Rug? Pour half a cup of vinegar into a mixing basin, add a splash of dish-washing liquid, and stir well. Apply the solution to the mud stain with a brush and gently rub it in.

Rinse the area with cold water and a clean towel. Repeat the procedure till the stain has vanished.



Hi, I’m Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott, AZ. While the above is advice you can find anywhere, it is not the best as you could easily damage your rug.

Here is a bit more to know about rugs and mud and trying to clean them yourself at home.

Do not attempt to spot clean clumps of mud.

Instead, gently vacuum up the dry clumps of mud to remove as much as you can before you start spot cleaning.

Wool and silk fibers cannot be cleaned any cleaner!

Improper cleaners can harm wool fibers and set the stain permanently. Make sure you are always using a wool-safe spotter!

Rubbing will aggravate the situation.

Rubbing wool fibers too hard can easily fuzz them out. It would help if you instead blotted the spot.

It is dangerous to leave a cleaning solution residue. More soil is attracted to the residue. Repeated rinsing is necessary to discharge detergent from the fibers. Use a professional rug cleaning company that doesn’t leave any residue when cleaning.


Area Rug Cleaning Can Make Colors Bleed

Always test your cleaning solution in a hidden spot to ensure that ALL colors are stable and do not bleed. Take a white cloth and dampen it with the cleaning solution before blotting each color.

The dye is bleeding if you see color transferred onto the rag. Take spotting and have your rug cleaning professional remove the spot for you.


Professional Way to Clean Mud from Rug at Home

  1. One cup of cool water and one teaspoon of colorless dish detergent (only if no color was transferred in the test above).
  2. Distribute the detergent water with your fingers, working from the mud’s outer edges to the center. Using clean white cloths, blot the surface.
  3. When all traces of mud have been removed, use your fingertips to sprinkle water and blot dry to rinse.
  4. Repeat as necessary.
  5. To speed up drying, use a fan to blow air over the rug.

If you have lots of mud on your rugs, it is much wiser to use a professional rug cleaner such as Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care to make sure your rug is in the best condition.

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


Finding Specialty Rug Care for Mud Clearance in Prescott

Suppose you are searching for professional rug cleaning. In that case, you can contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care or fill in the compact form here for a direct reply.

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 WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANIZATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Call us for more information on cleaning wool rugs and stopping allergies on 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 (pickup and delivery also available). 07-14-2020

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