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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 to Self-Clean An Oriental Area Rug in Prescott Valley AZ

Here’s a laugh for you – head on over to YouTube and check out How to Clean a Rug for $4.00 at the Car Wash.  You’ll get to watch a man take his rug and pressure wash the daylights out of it.  You’ll notice that he hasn’t pre-tested for color bleeding.  Nor did he consider the temperature of the water he was using or make sure that the pressure wasn’t too strong for his area rug’s fibers.  He even used car wash soap on it! Really??? What was this man thinking??

If you haven’t guessed already – this guy is WAY off base on how to clean an area rug!  The level of just plain wrong makes me a bit crazy!

NEVER EVER consider this a good cleaning option for your area rugs!  Unless, for instance, you’re completely done with your area rug and you see no value in it anymore so it doesn’t matter if it falls apart.  That would be the only reason you would want to take your rug to your local Prescott Valley AZ car wash.  But why would you want to take your rug to be washed if you don’t care about it?

Obviously if you want to have your rug cleaned, that means that you DO CARE about your area rug.  So going to the self-serve car wash and hosing down your Oriental area rug is crazy talk, especially for wool fibers!  And while the rug being cleaned in this video probably isn’t a fine wool or silk fiber, synthetic fibers aren’t something that you want to take down to the car wash either.  Each rug fiber requires specific care, even the less costly synthetic rugs.  So instead of trying to clean your rug at a car wash, bring it in to us at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ and get your area rug PROPERLY CARED FOR.

Arizona Oriental serves Prescott Valley, Prescott, Sedona, and much of Northern AZ.  Our system and steps with cleaning ensure safe and successful Oriental and Persian rug cleaning and care, even for the most delicate of hand-knotted rugs.  First, we thoroughly inspect your area rugs to make sure we know what exactly what your rug requires.  Then we remove dry soil by carefully dusting your rug and match the method and cleaning solutions to the needs of the rug.  Your rug is then dried quickly to ensure a proper and complete dry.  Once it is completely dry, we will do a post-cleaning inspection just to double check that the cleaning met our very high standards and that your rug doesn’t need any more care.  If additional cleaning is needed, we will repeat our cleaning process for 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 which includes certification as WOOLSAFE FIBER 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 regarding self-cleaning your Oriental area rug and quotes 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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