I’m always amazed when a client comes in with a rug and shares that the rug is 30 years old AND NEVER CLEANED! Rugs live a hard life on our floors – they are trampled on daily. We spill on them. Dogs and Cats curl up to nap on them and there are of course the many times our pets have pee, fecal or vomit accidents. It’s all part of life, for sure! The point I’m making is rugs need more care than the average rug owner is giving! Here at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ we specialize in the special care rugs need.
I’ve likened rug care to be similar to vehicle care. Why? Because no one in their right mind would just run a car or truck from year to year without service! By doing so the vehicle will age out much earlier than if the vehicle was properly cared for. Replacement will be necessary sooner, creating unnessary early expenses. Same thing happens to rugs too!
By not professionally cleaning rugs in a timely manner (contact us to find out what timely manner is for your rug, based on amount of traffic in your home) dry soil is packing deep into the rug and grinding away on the area rug fibers. Yep, just like sandpaper microscopic dry soil rubs on delicate fibers creating unnecessary wear and tear. Spills and spots left in rugs will eventually deteriorate the fibers too. Urine deposits on your rug will surely begin dry rotting the fibers and eventually the rug will split due to this dry rot.
When I think about how good Americans are at scheduled vehicle maintenance I have to wonder why we are so bad about rug washing. Most of my clients LOVE their rugs and these rugs hold very special meaning to them, either because it was a treasure brought back from their travels or perhaps the rug is a family heirloom. Often times I hear how long and hard my client searched for the perfect rug for their room. Even knowing all of this, still the rugs are often times neglected.
Now is the time to turn over a new leaf and begin good maintenance practices for your rugs. Here at Arizona Oriental in Prescott AZ we look forward to answering all your questions and concerns and off course we will provide you with a free estimate for any of our services.
One last note, please don’t let repairs be neglected! What starts out a tiny ½” repair will worsen over time and before you know it, the repair will be a lot more extensive as damage will likely continue to unravel the rug and the cost will increase. Neglecting needed repairs is not good for your rug and certainly not good in the long run for your budget!
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, 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 and quotes at 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, 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).