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Prescott Rug Cleaner How to Remove Sap From Rugs

Some annoying things can develop a blemish or attach to the threads of your favorite wool or silk area rug. Seeing tree sap is an upsetting occurrence.

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Hi, It’s Ruthie from Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott, AZ.

For all its simplicity, removing tree sap requires more than just dabbing it with a solution and hoping it disappears. The problem arises when you discover the operation has severely harmed your wool and silk fibers.

It’s challenging to remove sap from a tufted rag. The rug may get delaminated when removing the sap since tufted carpets are held together with latex adhesive.

Therefore, to get the best, speak to the experts and contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care so that we can deal with the tree sap for you, mainly if there is more than a pinprick of sap on your carpeting.

Do yourself a favor and hire a professional wool rug cleaner to avoid the hassle and potential damage of trying to clean the rug yourself.


DIY Area Rug Sap Removal

If you want to do it yourself but only have a bit of sap, you can:

  1. Apply a small amount of the solvent to the end of a Q-Tip. Before you get started, practice in a small, inconspicuous place.
  2. It would help if you immediately rinsed it with a mild solution of 1 tablespoon transparent (no color) hand dishwashing detergent to 2 cups tepid water.
  3. To avoid making the spot bigger, gently apply this to the outer edge of the spot with your fingertips and move inwards toward the middle. After rinsing with clear water, blot dry.

While I am pleased to advise consumers, I cannot be responsible for any damage that might result from them using these sap removal techniques.

It is not something I would ever recommend that a wool rug owner do on its own to remove sap. Instead, consider having a professional clean your rug, such as Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott, AZ. Our rug cleaning experts have a lot of experience, which comes in handy in cases like these!


Prescott Rug Cleaning Fixes Wool Rugs  

You’ll want to keep your rug in the best condition. To get your rugs cleaned and straightened as best as possible, seize the opportunity and contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott or fill in the compact form here for a direct reply. We can give you help or advice.

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Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, and other 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 WOOL SAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOL SAFE ORGANIZATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Call us for more information on having wool rugs cleaned properly at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am 4:00 pm washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pickup and delivery also available). 07-14-2020

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