Still Going After 100 Years – Grandma & Her Beloved Area Rug!
How long has that area rug you have sitting on your floor been there? 5, 10, maybe even 20+ years? WHAT ABOUT YOUR MOM’S RUG?
Recently a client came in to Arizona Oriental who’s adorable Mom was 100 years old and had a rug nearly as old! You can probably imagine there is a lot of ongoing care given to Mom. But beyond the personal care that she receives, there are other needs, too!
One of the things she really, REALLY wanted was to have her beloved (and neglected) area rug cleaned.
Everyone is so busy with Mom’s personal care that they tend to overlook what would really make her happy – GETTING HER FAVORITE RUG CLEANED. She wants the spills, traffic, soil, and perhaps the occasional puppy or potty accident cleaned out of her rug. Soil builds up over the years, covering up the beautiful colors that Mom still remembers from years ago.
Do you have a wool or silk area rug (a family heirloom) that you aren’t sure will clean up? Give us at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott a call – you will be amazed at how we can deep clean even the dirtiest of dirty rugs. We can restore the brilliant colors so you (or Mom) can enjoy the rug for many more years to come.
Rugs live a hard life on our floors, which most people don’t realize. They get trampled on daily, we spill on them. Our dogs and cats nap on them and, of course, there are times when they have a urine, fecal, or vomit accident on the rug. All part of a normal day in the life of a rug! The point is, rugs need more care than the average rug owner is giving! At Arizona Oriental, we specialize in the special care that our area rugs need.
Just like our vehicles get regularly scheduled maintenance, our area rugs should to! Why?
- Fine rugs last for generations when properly cared for.
- Dry soil damages rug fibers – WE REMOVE DRY SOIL!
- Spills or spots left on fibers eventually deteriorate delicate wool and silk.
- Urine deposits left in rugs can eventually cause dry rot of the fibers.
I know that you (or Mom) love your rug as most of my other clients do – mostly because they hold special meaning for them. Some clients brought back their rug as a treasure of their travels, for others it is a family heirloom. I have heard many stories about how hard and long one of my clients searched to find the PERFECT rug for their home. Most recently, we had huge hand-braided rugs in our shop that our client’s Mom made many, many years ago!
Now is the time to begin good maintenance practices for your rugs!
We at Arizona Oriental look forward to answering any questions or addressing any of your concerns. We will also provide you with a free estimate for any of our services.
One last thing: Please don’t neglect repairs! A tiny ½” repair will worsen over time and, before you know it, the repair will be a lot more extensive! Damage worsens and can cause further unravelling of the rug over time, meaning the cost to repair will increase. Neglecting necessary repairs is not only bad for your rug in the long run, it’s bad for your budget too!
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, 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 additional information and quotes for your Mom’s rug! 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). (03-20-17)