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​​​​​​​The Rug Cleaning Pros Give You the Answers: Does Washing Area Rugs Ruin Them?

The Rug Cleaning Pros Give You the Answers: Does Washing Area Rugs Ruin Them?

Hi folks! Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here again and I have gotten this question a few times from various clients - does washing area rugs ruin them?  The short answer is NO but let me go into it a little deeper than that.

The slightly longer answer is that no, giving your rugs a proper wash will not ruin them as long as it is done by a professional cleaning service like Arizona Oriental.  In fact, a professional washing can remove a lot of harmful things from your area rugs!

Despite many websites claiming that you can leave your area rugs on the floor without cleaning them, this is really not a good idea.  Why?  Well, what do your socks look like after you walk on your area rug?  You know that your family and your pets walk and lay all over your area rug - this leaves behind soil, sweat, and body oils that suck up soil like crazy!  Odors occur gradually over time and letting a rug go without being professionally cleaned will also cause permanent damage to the rug.

Having the professional area rug cleaning technicians here at Arizona Oriental wash your area rugs is the best course of action for making sure your rugs get clean and don’t get ruined!  We have the skills, tools, and training necessary to avoid any and all issues with having your area rugs cleaned.

I certainly would NOT recommend having your wall-to-wall carpet cleaner clean your area rugs - that’s inviting disaster!  The truth of the matter is that they don’t have the knowledge or tools necessary to prevent any problems when cleaning your rugs in your home.  Problems like dye-bleed, shrinkage, and not fully extracting the cleaning products are common among rugs cleaned in your home. This is why it’s important to have your rugs cleaned by professional area rug cleaners.

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 any more questions about area rug cleaning? Give us a call and get a free estimate 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). 8-10-2018

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