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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 Rug Cleaning. Can I Vacuum Rugs?

“Is it safe to vacuum my rug?” is one of the most often asked queries. The answer is that it depends on the vacuum cleaner and the rug you have. Unfortunately, there isn’t one “best” machine for every cloth.

Prescott Valley Rug Cleaning. Can I Vacuum Rugs?

Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott, AZ.

Vacuuming your rug is the finest thing you can do to extend the life of your precious rugs and keep the air in your living space clean. So let’s talk about rugs and vacuum cleaners. You’ll quickly see why Prescott Valley rug cleaning experts help.


Vacuuming and Why You Need To?

Apart from vacuuming, one of the most important things to remember is to wash wool rugs every 1 to 3 years, depending on:

  • The amount of movement on the rug.
  • The quality of the wool and whether the rug has been vacuumed correctly.
  • In terms of the first factor, low-traffic rugs would need to be washed less frequently than high-traffic rugs. 


Many of our clients who have pets or small children wash their main room and entry rugs regularly. As a result, we may see guest room rugs or rugs in low-use rooms every three years.

Quality wool repels soil and spills better, making spot cleaning and routine vacuuming more effective. In addition, regular vacuuming can help your carpeting reject more impurities, extending the time between washes.

The third component typically confuses rug owners — vacuuming correctly. What does it mean?


How To Vacuum Your Rug Properly

Weaved, tufted, and shag rugs will be discussed. The design/knots on the back of woven rugs mimic the front design. Tufted rugs have a textile backside that is held together with latex. Shag rugs are the trendy long pile rugs seen everywhere now.

No one vacuum fits all three kinds; however, many better vacuums provide you with alternatives for suction/brushing.

Vacuuming your rugs is like dusting them to keep them clean. You know how often a fine dust coating builds on all surfaces if you have hard flooring. Depending on where you live and your air filtering system, you may need to dust daily or weekly.

They settle on your carpets and rugs. However, on smooth surfaces, it is less noticeable.

Large rugs can hold up to a pound of dry particles per square foot before seeming filthy. That’s a lot of grit. So trustworthy professional rug cleaners vacuum your rugs to remove most of the soil before steam cleaning.

Wool rugs have a looser construction than carpeting and can handle a pound of dry soil per square yard before looking soiled. (Our pre-wash dusting can remove 2-5 pounds of dried soil from a rug.)

Leaving grit on the tips of your wool rug’s fibers increases the risk of it being ground into the rug’s foundation.

When this happens, the sharp edges of the rocks tear the fibers, causing worn patches in your rugs. The white cotton foundation fibers peek through as white lines and knots.


Where To Find Expert Rug Cleaning in Prescott Valley

If you are searching for professional rug cleaning or rug repair, 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 restoration 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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