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Question of the Day: How Long Does it Take to Clean Area Rugs?

Question of the Day: How Long Does it Take to Clean Area Rugs?

Hi folks!  Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ once again.  Today I wanted to address a question that is something I get asked at least once a day - How long will it be before my rugs are ready?  Most people assume that it’s a quick process and something that can be done in just a couple of days. However, that’s not the case! Typically, rugs are with us for 2 to 3 weeks. For a proper and thorough area rug cleaning, there are a lot of steps involved, way more than just “cleaning!”

At Arizona Oriental, we ALWAYS want to make sure we provide the BEST service to our clients and their area rugs.  This is why our process looks like this:

STEP ONE: Give each and every area rug a thorough, 40-point inspection so that we know the EXACT condition of each rug before we begin cleaning.  We also test for dye stability to make sure the colors will behave in the washing process. Then we do a UV Inspection to check and see if there are any animal accidents that need to be treated and we need to be aware of.

STEP TWO: After we get approval from our clients for the services that they would like (we offer more than just ‘cleaning’), then we thoroughly dust the rugs.  We use a specialized dusting machine on the back of the rug to shake loose all the dry soil that has worked its way down into the base of the rug. Then, we flip it over and vacuum the top of the rug to remove more of that pesky dry soil.

STEP THREE: Each rug gets washed BY ITSELF with CLEANING SOLUTIONS CUSTOM-FORMULATED TO EACH AND EVERY RUG TO MATCH ITS NEEDS.  This lets us have rug-specific cleaning and also ensures that you don’t have to worry about anything from someone else’s rug (like puppy urine for example) contaminating your rug!

STEP FOUR: We quickly dry area rugs to ensure that they get dried PROPERLY.  This step is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to ensure the best results from the cleaning.  Drying quickly and aggressively prevents problems with dye migration.

STEP FIVE: With the rug dry, we do a final, post-cleaning inspection to ensure that nothing else needs to be done before it goes back home to our client.

As you can probably see, our process is extremely involved and thorough!  Again, we always want to provide our clients with the BEST service possible.  This is why our process is so thorough - it’s simply the best way to clean area rugs!  If you need your rugs cleaned by a specific date (maybe for a party or gathering of some sort), then let us know ahead of time!  Chances are, we can work with you to get your rugs cleaned by the time that you need them.

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, Prescott Valley, Sedona, 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.

If you’d like more information about how long area rug cleaning takes or a free quote for rug cleaning 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 (pick-up and delivery also available). 1-17-2019

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