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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 Valley AZ – Is it a Good Idea to Clean My Area Rug in My Home?

So you’ve got an area rug in your home and you know it needs to a deep cleaning, but do you have to go through all the trouble of bringing it into a specialty, professional rug cleaner or can you just have it done in your home by the guy that cleans your wall to wall carpet?  Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ NEVER recommends having your rugs cleaned in your home.  The reason is not that we are just trying to drum up more business for ourselves - Simply put, it is much more difficult to have control over the different factors that can change the course of the necessary care when a rug is cleaned in a client’s home instead of a rug washing facility. In other words it would be like a dentist pulling a tooth on a Saturday at his neighbor’s house instead of having the neighbor come into his office where he has all the right tools and medication.  

It may also be impossible to correct any problems that may arise when cleaning in a client’s home.  These issues can include (but are certainly not limited to) color bleed, shrinkage, or even musty odors from improper drying.  Additionally, urine decontamination won’t be possible when cleaning in the home.  Both fine Oriental and Persian area rugs and even the most affordable rugs are subject to these problems and can unfortunately end up ruined if the proper care is not taken.

Would you ask a mechanic or your hair colorist to come to your home and work with limited resources on what you needed done?  Of course not!  That’s because you know that some things just require certain environments, equipment, and conditions that are simply not available in the home.  Area rug cleaning is the same way. Therefore cleaning area rugs in a home is never a good idea!

At Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ, we have a very controlled environment perfectly suited for cleaning area rugs of all kinds.  Each rug gets washed as required for that rug, with custom matched, fiber-specific cleaning solutions that are certified for the specific fibers of your rug.  We are also able to block rugs to reshape if necessary (which can’t be done in your home) and use commercial equipment, proper temperature, as well as high air movement to ensure a fast dry.  As you can probably guess, these aren’t exactly things that can be duplicated in your home.  If you want a deep and proper cleaning for your rug (which it needs every 1-3 years), the rug needs to be brought into our shop. Car too small?  Back can’t handle hauling the rug?  No worries -   We offer free estimates as well as pick-up and delivery for all orders!

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 Valley, Prescott, 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 FIBER CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION.  Such extraordinary certification ensures that our client’s area rugs receive the utmost in care.

If you would like more information about why you shouldn’t have your area rug cleaned in your home, or for a free estimate, give us a call at 928-445-1718, visit our website, or stop by Monday through Friday from 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).


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Cleaning your rug in your own home in Prescott Valley AZ