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Prescott Valley AZ - What’s the BEST Way to Clean Area Rugs?

Prescott Valley AZ - What’s the BEST Way to Clean Area Rugs?

Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here once again!  Trust me when I say that there are about fifteen different answers to the question ‘what’s the right way to clean rugs?’  But the REAL question needs to be ‘what’s the BEST way to clean Persian and Oriental rugs?

Well…The best type of cleaning depends on the type of rug.

Wool & Silk knotted rugs benefit the most from full-submersion cleaning with fresh water and cleaning solutions developed specifically for wool & silk fibers.

There are always exceptions to that rule, however!  There may be unstable dyes that definitely would not benefit from full-submersion.  There are also certain rug foundations that do not benefit from a full-submersion cleaning.  In these cases, our hand-cleaning method is much better suited for these rugs.

Antique tapestry rugs, for example, require a gentle, light cleaning with a hand tool.  This way, we can have higher control over the moisture and suction used on the delicate rug.

Here at our rug washing facility at Arizona Oriental, we first perform a thorough pre-cleaning inspection on every rug before even beginning the washing process.  This pre-inspection allows our experienced and skilled rug washers to determine the EXACT cleaning method that we need to use on each rug.

Home cleaning services (like your wall-to-wall carpet cleaner) don’t have the luxury of offering a full-submersion wash for area rugs or even really knowing if the dyes in your rug will be unstable or not.  This is why having your rugs cleaned by professional rug experts at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care is REALLY the best way to clean area rugs.  Knowing your limits is a great first step in correctly cleaning your Persian, Oriental, and even Navajo area rugs!

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 FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures the area rugs of our client’s receive the utmost in care.

Call us for more information on how to properly clean wool and silk area rugs at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 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). (07-27-17)

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