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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. Why You Need Dye Migration Testing?

I thought I'd wrap up the week by discussing one of the essential phases in the pre-inspection process for rug cleaning because failing to do so at home might result in your rug being damaged. Of course, the dye migration test is what I'm referring to!

Prescott Rug Cleaner. Why You Need Dye Migration Testing?

Hi, folks! Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott.

Here you can learn why a professional Prescott rug cleaning company will always carry this out before going further. 


What Do You Do In a Dye Migration Test?

When area rugs arrive at Arizona Oriental, the first thing we do is perform a pre-inspection to identify the rug's exact condition. This allows our rug cleaning specialists to choose the optimum cleaning approach for each rug. As a result, every rug that passes through our facilities in the region gestures just what it requires!

However, another phase in our pre-inspection procedure is possibly the most important of them all! Sure, we look for pre-existing issues on each rug, but the essential concern about these carpets is always if the colors are stable.

Each area rug undergoes a dye migration test to stabilize the cleaning colors and decide whether they are stable or need to be pre-treated. Color bleeding indicates that the colors were not correctly adjusted during production.


What does Will happen After My Prescott Dye Migration Test?

When the dye migration test results are negative, there is no need to be concerned! First, however, we need to know if the rug should be pre-treated to maintain the colors and avoid bleeding throughout the washing process!

Colors should be locked into their dye sites during pre-treatment not to migrate when we clean them. This procedure is beneficial for practically any rug, and we rarely have any issues with colors migrating.

As you can see, this is one of the essential parts of our cleaning and pre-cleaning inspection process! For example, knowing if the colors are stable when cleaning a rug makes no difference.


If you launder your area rugs at home, the dyes may migrate and bleed into the rest of the rug.

Alternatively, have your rugs cleaned by the professionals at Arizona Oriental, where we constantly test every color for stability on every rug!

If you need professional rug cleaning for your light-colored rug, contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott or fill in the compact form here for a direct reply.

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

Call us for more information on dye migration at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday from 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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