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Prevent Mice Damage Disasters by Properly Storing Your Area Rugs! – Sedona AZ

Prevent Mice Damage Disasters by Properly Storing Your Area Rugs! - Sedona AZ

Hi folks!  Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental once again and I know I’ve talked before about the precautions you should take when storing your rugs when it comes to avoiding moth infestations, but today I wanted to talk about another danger to your unprotected area rugs – mice!

Area rug fibers make GREAT nesting material for mice.  Area rugs are nice and soft and a whole unprotected area rug can provide a LOT of nesting material.  Unprotected area rugs are kind of like an open invitation to mice to take whatever they want from that rug.

The first rug shown here to the right is from one of our clients, who left this lovely silk rug in their garage unprotected.  Luckily, the mice only stole away with most of the fringes.  The damages certainly could have been much worse, much like the second rug shown below.  Unprotected in a storage unit, this rug fell victim to mice in a big way!  The fringe was stolen away along with a huge chunk of the rug.  I’m sure it made quite the nice nest for a family or two of mice, but it’s not so good news for this rug!

Area rugs should NEVER be stored unprotected!  Whether your rug is made from wool, silk, or even a synthetic fiber, you NEED to take precautions so you can avoid unnecessary damage!  If you know your area rug is going into storage for an extended period of time, give Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care a call!  Not only will we get your rug nice and clean, but we’ll also protect it from moths and wrap it in a breathable storage wrap as an added layer of protection from mice and other critters!

If your area rug is in need of repair, we also offer a variety of repair options for your area rugs.  No matter your area rug’s needs, estimates for cleaning and repair are free and we’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have about any of our services!

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 Sedona, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Flagstaff, and much of the Northern Arizona areas.  We meet the highest standards in professional area rug cleaning 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 clients’ area rugs receive the utmost in care.

Call us for additional information on preventing unnecessary damage in storing your rugs or a free estimate at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm (pick-up and delivery also available). (05-03-17)

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