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Prescott Valley Area Rug Cleaner. Rug Soil Prevention

I am frequently questioned about dried soil on rugs. I still say dry soil causes excessive wear and extensive soiling of area carpets. Neglecting it can cause great harm.

Prescott Valley Area Rug Cleaner. Rug Soil Prevention


Hi Y'all! It’s Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care

Our goal at Arizona Oriental is to equip our customers with the tools they need to care for their area rugs in between professional cleanings. Different carpets require different treatments, but today I’d like to discuss how to vacuum your thick wool area rugs properly.


How Often to Vacuum Rugs in Prescott Valley?

Vacuuming regularly is your best defense against the accumulation of dry soil deep within the fibers of your rug. It acts like grit paper when we foot on dry soil, grinding away at fibers and wearing them down to the root. This results in traffic pattern and the potential for fiber loss.

Rugs with a thick, substantial pile can withstand more vacuuming than other, more delicate rugs.

In busy houses with many youngsters and maybe dogs, your rug should be vacuumed at least once a week. The most important goal is to always stay on top of the dry earth!


Which is the Best Vacuum to Use?

It’s best to use a canister vacuum. These provide high suction without a beater bar to extract dry soil, which is too harsh on rug fibers and can leave vacuum lines on fine area rugs.

Note that beater bar vacuums are designed for wall-to-wall carpets, not area rugs. If this is your only option, either turn off the beater bar or raise it to its highest level to avoid damaging your rug’s fibers.

If your rug is rippling, stop vacuuming it with an upright vacuum and instead use the upholstery tool attachment to offer you additional force.


What About Fringes and Side Cords?

Turning your rug over every 3-4 months and using a vacuum beater bar on the back of the rug to shake away dried soil that has made its way into the base of your rug is also a good idea. This helps to keep dirt from accumulating.

It would help if you never waited for a traffic pattern to emerge from the soil collection before vacuuming and cleaning your rug. Call us right now if your carpet needs to be cleansed.

If you search 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.

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Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Prescott Valley, Flagstaff, 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 our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Call us for more information on area rug cleaning and also a few 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 (pickup and delivery also available). 07-14-2020

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