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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 Rug Cleaner. Can You Clean Rugs With No Shrinkage?

Many rug owners wonder if their area rugs will shrink after washing them.

Prescott Rug Cleaner. Can You Clean Rugs With No Shrinkage

Hi, folks!  It’s Ruthie from Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here on a lovely day in Prescott, AZ!  There are two ways to address this question: Will an area rug shrink if I wash it myself? It may shrink or change shape. For the sake of brevity, we’ve spent years perfecting the art of rug washing so that the response will always be no.

When appropriately washed, a rug rarely shrinks. As with all rules, there are always some exceptions. Here, you can learn more from your local Prescott rug cleaner.


Will Rugs Shrink When Washed By a Pro Rug Cleaner?

Some carpets may become out of shape if made wrongly and then stretched and straightened once the weaving is completed. Unsurprisingly, these have a significant bias to revert to their original malformed state.

You might have also observed that a handcrafted rug is misshaped on one side and longer on the other. Of course, after washing these area rugs and allowing them to dry, we can gently re-stretch them back to their original shape.

Remember that these rugs will always want to return to their original, deformed state. Some rugs are so distorted that we cannot improve their shape. It is rare for a rug to shrink throughout our washing process. If you have questions regarding this with your rug, call us to answer them!

Until next time, make the most of your floor art, and remember that clean carpets may last a lifetime and stay in good form.


Finding Professional Area Rug Cleaning in Prescott, AZ

If you are searching for professional rug cleaning, you can 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 Northern Arizona.  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.

Call us for more information on area rug cleaning and shrinkage or other tips and tricks 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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