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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 Long Does it Take to Clean My Area Rug? – Prescott AZ

How Long Does it Take to Clean My Area Rug? – Prescott AZ

Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental and I get asked this question a lot – How long does the process really take and when can I pick up my area rug?  Most people assume that their area rug will be ready in a few days but that’s just not the case!  Most area rugs are with us somewhere between 3 to 4 weeks. Why?  THERE ARE A LOT MORE STEPS THAT GO INTO A THOROUGH, PROPER CLEANING THAN JUST “CLEANING”!

At Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care, we want to ensure we provide the best service to all of our clients and their area rugs.  Which is why our process looks like this:

STEP 1: Thoroughly inspect the area rugs to ensure we know the EXACT CONDITION of the rug before we begin cleaning.  We also test for dye stability to make sure all of the colors will behave during the wash process.  A UV Inspection is also performed to check if there are any urine deposits that need to be treated as well.

STEP 2: Once we have our client’s approval, we will use a special dusting machine on the back to shake loose the dry soil trapped deep in the rug’s fibers.  Then, we flip the rug over and vacuum the top of it.

STEP 3: Each rug gets washed BY ITSELF with CUSTOM-FORMULATED CLEANING SOLUTIONS MATCHED TO THAT RUG!  This way, every rug gets exactly what it needs.  You also don’t have to worry about any cross-contamination with urine, soil, colors, etc. coming from other rugs because we NEVER batch clean!

STEP 4: The rug gets dried quickly to ensure a proper dry.  This step is EXTREMELY important to ensure the best results from cleaning.  Drying quickly and aggressively prevents problems with dye migration.

STEP 5: A final, post-cleaning inspection is done, just to ensure there is nothing else that the rug needs before it goes back home to our clients.

As you can see, with our extensive and thorough process, it makes sense why rugs can’t be returned to you in just a few days!  It’s always best to plan ahead for when you need your area rug cleaned for a specific date – be it moving, a party, or just visiting guests.  However, we may be able to perform a rush cleaning if the need is there for an additional charge.

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 and 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, which includes 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 our cleaning process and how long it takes to clean a 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). (02-17-17)

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