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How Soiled Is Your Rug?  Your Area Rug’s Dirty Secret! – Sedona AZ

How Soiled Is Your Rug?  Your Area Rug’s Dirty Secret! – Sedona AZ

Do you remember the last time you had your rug professionally cleaned?  What about the last time you vacuumed your rug?  I’m Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ and today I wanted to talk about why frequent vacuuming is really, REALLY GREAT for your area rugs.  What most people don’t realize is that rugs act as a filter for our homes and they catch everything – including dry soil, germs, and other irritants that come in from outside.

Below are photos of the soil that came out of two rugs during our preliminary inspection JUST BY FLIPPING THEM OVER!  All of that dry soil was sitting among the fibers of these two rugs, just waiting to be vacuumed up.  That’s not just soil, either!  Like I said, rugs collect germs, bacteria, and pollen – all of which are there in your rug with the dry soil.


When dry soil is allowed to work its way down to the base of your area rug (where the knots sit), it grinds away at those delicate fibers.  Dry soil looks and acts a lot like sandpaper and with every step, this dry soil rubs away at the fibers and creates unnecessary wear and tear on your area rug.  Rugs live harsh lives on our floors and constantly take a pounding from the force of us walking on them. 

Frequent vacuuming is definitely needed to help keep your rug looking great.  You should also plan on having your area rug professionally and thoroughly cleaned every 1-3 years depending on the level of activity in your home.  Arizona Oriental will thoroughly dust your area rug before washing it.  Our dusting process gently shakes loose the dry soil trapped in the base of your rug before we vacuum the top of your rug.  This process gets repeated until no more dry soil comes out of your rug before we wash it.

Give us at Arizona Oriental a call if it’s been a while since your area rug’s last professional cleaning.  We’ll answer any questions you may have and we also provide free quotes for cleaning costs!

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 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).  

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