Imagine you were a rug laying on the floor for 3 years, 5 years, maybe 20 years! And everyone walked on you daily. EVERYONE and EVERYTHING. The dog, the cat, the baby, work boots, snowy-muddy boots, yup, you've seen it all, and you've seen it up close and got real personal with all of it. From dog pee and poo to cat vomit. Baby spit up, muddy footprints, food, drinks.... the whole enchilada! Do you think a simple little cleaning will do? Hmmmm, think again!
To really clean a rug the rug needs to go through a process. A process to include several steps such as dry soil removal, agitation, flushing, rinsing, extracting and speed drying. While it’s impossible to show all steps in one short video I have chosen to feature the step of flushing because this helps to show viewers just what is in a rug and how we here at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ are able to extract this soil out of the rug.
And please remember that soil in a rug is one of a rug's worst enemy. WHY? Because soil is abrasive on the delicate fibers and will grind away until there is obvious, permanent wear and tear. Not to mention ANIMAL URINE - one of the WORST spots to have on a rug. The pH level of the urine stains change as they dry, which can cause permanent color loss, bleeding of dyes and DRY ROT! (fibers will break down, crack and split with dry rot)
BOTTOM LINE - Rugs need to be cleaned on an average of every 2 to 3 years. When is the last time your rug was cleaned? What's hiding in your rug?
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, 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 www.ArizonaOriental.com, 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).