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We are happy to help our walk-in clients also, however, we are often out on area rug deliveries and may not be available if no appointment was made.  

The Rug Experts Answer Your Questions: Can a Rug With Ragged Edges be Cleaned?


Hi folks!  Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott AZ and I thought I’d take some time today to answer a question that I tend to get pretty often.  A lot of people worry that their rug is too damaged to be cleaned and the ragged, misshapen edges are too much for us to really be able to clean.

When it comes to damages, we always recommend that they be repaired as soon as possible to prevent more damages and costly repairs in the future.  Depending on the severity of these damages, we may recommend that your rug is repaired, or at least secured, before we clean it.  This helps to protect the loose, unravelling edges and allows us to clean the rug. Proper cleaning requires agitation and some rugs need to be secured so our agitation doesn’t worsen the problem.  

For rugs that have damage, we always provide repair estimates to our clients.  Securing is a good start in caring for your rug, it simply isn’t the same as a restorative repair that helps to preserve your rug for years to come.  Restoration also helps preserve the value of your area rug as well.  With damages, your rug simply doesn’t have much value.  Also keep in mind that by having any damage repaired as soon as possible, you are minimizing the damages and the cost of repairs.

The long and short of it is this: Yes, your area rug can still be cleaned if it has ragged edges or damage to it.  However, keep in mind there may be a need to have your rug at least secured before we can clean it so we can prevent your rug from unravelling completely.

Arizona Oriental is here to help you care for your area rugs in the long and short term.  If you have any concerns about your rugs, feel free to give us a call or stop by our shop!  We are always more than happy to assist you and your rugs!

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 caring for your damaged area rugs 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). 03-06-2020

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