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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.  

Prescott Area Rug Cleaner. Ways To Stop Rugs Rubber Smells?

Area rug cleaning presents us at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care, with many rugs to smell. Customers frequently send us rugs with lingering odors, asking if we can neutralize them so they can once again take pleasure in their possession.


Area Rug Cleaning in Prescott

Hi there, It’s Ruthie at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott. 

Rugs that have developed a musty odor due to accidental urine spills from pets can usually be cleaned. However, cleaning may not be enough to get rid of the smell of rubber or latex from rugs.

These rubbery scents are distinctive to tufted area rugs. In the production of tufted rugs, fibers are pushed through a foundation cloth, and the resulting pile is then glued together using latex adhesive.

To cover up the unsightly latex and make the rug look good, a piece of monkscloth is tacked to the underside. However, smells might become noticeable immediately after buying the rug or years later, depending on the quality of the adhesive employed by the manufacturer. In addition, cleaning experts have difficulty removing rubbery odors from rugs, even when used.

To put it another way, low-quality glue has a latex-y smell that quickly becomes overpowering. I understand that the smell is not ideal and shouldn’t be coming from a rug you treasure.

The problem with these odors resides in rug manufacturing; washing and deodorizing won’t help much. In addition, the adhesive that holds the rug together can produce a smell that Arizona Oriental cannot eliminate.

Depending on how old your rug is and the condition of the backing, our repair facility may remove the current backing, scrape away the old glue, and apply a fresh layer of higher-quality latex glue before laying a new piece of monkscloth over the back.

If the smells haven’t been eliminated, removing the old glue can help immensely. Regrettably, this choice is limited to rugs that have come loose from their backing and necessitate an immediate backing replacement.


Get Help With Area Rug Cleaning in Prescott

Suppose you are searching for professional rug cleaning. In that case, you can contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care or fill in the compact form here for a direct reply.

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, and many Northern Arizona areas.

We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning area rugs, with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS certification through the WOOLSAFE ORGANIZATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Call us for more information on cleaning wool rugs and stopping allergies on 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 (pickup and delivery also available). 07-14-2020

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