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​​​​​​​The Rug Cleaning Experts Spill: Why You SHOULD NOT Self-Clean Your Area Rugs!

The Rug Cleaning Experts Spill: Why You SHOULD NOT Self-Clean Your Area Rugs!

Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott, AZ and I’m going to go ahead and take a guess that you’re thinking of just renting a Rug Doctor from the supermarket will be a cheap, easy, and quick way to get your area rug cleaned, right?  THINK AGAIN!

I don’t think that most people realize how little they really know about area rugs - which is okay!  Most people don’t have a strong understanding of what proper care for their area rug entails - and that’s okay too.  These are just reasons you should trust rug washing experts when we advise you of how to care for your area rugs and when we advise you away from doing certain things!  Just keep in mind that you’ll need a whole lot of luck on your side if you’re going to successfully clean your area rug with a Rug Doctor.

These are just some possibilities of problems that will more than likely happen:

  • Your rug could have unstable dyes, causing the colors to bleed and making a mess of your rug.

  • The machine may make your rug overly wet and not be strong enough to extract that water completely, leading to musty odors and even mold growth.

  • Animal urine deposits will still be in your rug – a Rug Doctor alone certainly won’t remove these.  Not to mention the added moisture could make your rug even smellier than it was originally!

  • The foundation fibers of your rug could shrink, causing your rug to ripple or become misshapen.

  • Fibers will likely mat-down or flatten out, making the rug “ugly out” and not look near as clean as it should!

It’s also important to remember that cleaning products that come with the Rug Doctor are NOT designed to clean wool and silk fibers!  Using products that are not WoolSafe Certified on these delicate fibers can lead to serious fiber damage on top of everything else!

And the REAL reason you shouldn’t clean your area rug on your own?  A Rug Doctor simply won’t be able to get your rug anywhere near as clean as Arizona Oriental can!  At our rug washing facility, we are equipped with all the necessary tools and cleaning solutions needed to properly clean fine wool and silk area rugs.  We also have the training, knowledge, and certification to be able to provide the best cleaning possible for area rugs!

Don’t rent that dirty Rug Doctor machine and run the chance of ruining your area rugs!  Give Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care a call today and let us get your rug sparkling clean (and save you all that hassle)!

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.

Have more questions about area rug cleaning in Northern Arizona?  Give us a call at 928-445-1718 and get a free cleaning estimate, 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). 11-19-2018 ​​​​​​​

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