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​​​​​​​Smelly Area Rug After Self-Cleaning?  Here’s What to Do…


Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ once again, and I get it.  You thought you would save yourself some money and time and just clean your area rug yourself. Except it seems to have backfired because now it has a terrible odor and you don’t know what to do!

Odors that either remain or appear after self-cleaning your area rug usually mean one of two things:

One reason is that you were unsuccessful in removing whatever was causing the odor in the first place(animal urine for example or vomit from a sick child).  The other reason is that you were unable to extract properly or the rug did not dry quickly enough. This creates the issue of musty odors or mold growth, neither of which you want on your rug!

So what do you do now?!

Your rug needs to be evaluated and cleaned by a professional cleaning service like Arizona Oriental.  This should be done as soon as possible to prevent any further damage to your rug.  Keep in mind that there is no guarantee we can save your rug from damages that have already been caused.  BUT, we do have the tools, cleaning solutions, and skills necessary to give your rug the best fighting chance for restoration.  With our thorough pre-cleaning inspection, we are able to evaluate the specific needs of your rug and what needs to be done to try to correct the problem.  We clean all types of rugs and have lots of experience in removing unpleasant odors from rugs, so don’t hesitate to call us today!

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.

Give us a call for more information about area rug odor removal 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). 03-03-2020

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