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Oriental Rug Cleaner & Why Rugs Smell in Wet Weather - Sedona

Hi there! It’s Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care coming from Prescott, AZ.


If you find your rugs smelling when the weather is wet, it can be that they are wet from shows, boots of pet footprints. However, there are other reasons this can occur. The reasons can be your pets, yet they use your rug as the ideal place to urinate.

You can find, as do we, there are fewer rugs to clean because of urine stains at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care during the spring and start of summer.

Once there is heavy rain or monsoons, there appear to be issued, and customer rugs smell. Along with the monsoons, relatives also roll into town seeking an escape from the heat, if only for the weekend. Then we as the local rug cleaning professionals are inundated with calls.

When our four-legged family members first collect it on your area rugs, urine has an acidic pH that appears to smell a little. You are expected to sponge up much of the wetness as practicable and then go about your busy day if you are like most rug owners.


What Pet Urine Does to Area Rugs

These odorous urine salt crystals eventually dry and may not be very noticeable for a while. The chemistry changes as bacteria feed on the urine deposit ammonia into the air, turning the urine spot alkaline and making odors much more apparent.

Suddenly the rains move in, and the humidity skyrockets! The urine salt crystals absorb this high humidity and emit gas, making the odors way more noticeable.

Urine smells are half the issue, as it can do more than smell.

  • Urine is very damaging to the rug fibers because
  • Dyes become unstable and bleed
  • Color loss 
  • The weakening of rug fibers (precursor to dry rot
  • Dry rot that will split, tear, and leave holes in your rug
  • Rugs fill with Germs and Bacteria

One thing with smelly urine odors is that it is a salutary reminder your rug needs cleaning. If there was urine with no smell, you could find it rotting or going moldy.


Finding Best Area Rug Cleaning in Sedona

At Prescott AZ’s Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Treatment, we specialize in removing urine salt crystals and leaving your rug new and clean. Our specialized treatments should neutralize and flush the urine away and are also designed to be healthy for rugs made from wool and silk. These are just one reason you want professional rug washers to take care of your beloved rugs in the city!

If you love your rug, then ask yourself if someone who is not a professional wool rug washer and who does not have a full understanding of the proper care required is worth the risk of getting it cleaned?

Contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott or fill in the compact form here for a direct reply.

You can also check out our customer reviews from Birdeye and Yellow Pages

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 ORGANIZATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Call us for more information on smelly rugs in wet weather 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). 07-14-2020

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