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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.  

Is it Really Worth it to Have My Inexpensive Area Rug Cleaned?

Is it Really Worth it to Have My Inexpensive Area Rug Cleaned?

This is a question that i feel like gets asked pretty often here around Arizona Oriental - either on the phone or when people come to bring their rugs into us for cleaning.  I’m Ruthie and I know that rugs are a pretty important part of a home’s decor.

I think rather than asking whether or not it’s worth it to clean your area rug, even if it was rather cheap, you need to ask yourself if you’re ready to go shopping for a replacement rug that will be almost as perfect as the one you already own.  Maybe you purchased it 5 years ago and there’s no way that store still carries the same rug anymore! Many folks aren’t ready to put that much effort into replacing an area rug they love, even if it was cheap, and would rather keep the original.

It can be super difficult to find a “sister” rug.  Rugs aren’t always easy to replace, especially if you’re like some of my clients and decorated a room around the specific area rug.  Maybe the size is just perfect for where it’s at or the design is just absolutely perfect and goes well with the curtains and throw pillows.

Many of my clients do have their inexpensive rugs cleaned for this very reason.  However, there are many other reasons as well - perhaps it was a family heirloom that was passed down to them and has a high value just for that sake.  You wouldn’t run a Rug Doctor over your grandmother’s irreplaceable rug and risk the chance of ruining it, would you? Of course not!

I also wouldn’t recommend having your regularpet and tile cleaning company clean this rug, either.  Wall-to-wall carpet cleaning companies don’t clean area rugs the same way that a professional rug cleaning company like Arizona Oriental will.  We use multiple steps and take extra care when it comes to safeguarding against any problems that may arise - from dye bleed to shrinkage to just making sure that all the water is extracted properly and the rug gets dried quickly and thoroughly.

Alright, I may have gotten off track a little bit, so let me just summarize here: YES, your inexpensive rug does deserve great care and cleaning from a professional!  Especially if you enjoy it in your home, can’t find a replacement easily, or it has sentimental value for whatever reason.

We always encourage our readers to give us a call for more information if they’re still unsure.  We also provide free estimates and provide a firm quote once we’re able to thoroughly inspect your 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, Flagstaff, 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 our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Want more information on our area rug cleaning process or even a free quote?  Call us at 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 (pick-up and delivery also available). 1-30-2019

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