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The Secrets to Extending Your Area Rug’s Life – Prescott Valley AZ

The Secrets to Extending Your Area Rug’s Life – Prescott Valley AZ

Care to take a wild guess as to how this antique automobile looks so beautiful?  I’m betting that someone has spent a lot of time and put in a lot of effort to take extreme care of this car’s needs.  This car has probably received a LOT of T.L.C. in the form of regular tune ups, washing, waxing, and regular maintenance care.

Now take a moment for me and imagine the area rugs in your home.  Close your eyes and pretend that you are an area rug.  I know, it’s silly, but this vantage point helps us to better understand the life of a rug.

There you are, lying in the foyer at the entry door...

Suddenly the door bursts open and in come three screaming kids and their dog, all with muddy feet!  You cringe because their dirty shoes and paws are grinding in the soil that you’re so great at catching.

As a rug, you know this soil is going to be tough on you and your fibers.  It will grind at your beautiful, delicate wool and silk fibers just like harsh sandpaper.  That dirt is also going to hide your vibrant colors away, masking them with a layer of soil.  It won’t necessarily happen all at once, of course – it’s a slow process and happens little by little.  Your homeowners will surely notice the change in your colors, won’t they!?  Unfortunately, they’re too busy with the three kids, dog, etc.

Now, thirty minutes later, imagine that the dog comes back to you and squats.  There’s nothing you can do to stop being christened again.  Are these homeowners for real!?  Just how many times can your wool and silk fibers take this kind of treatment!?

As a rug, you’d think to yourself ‘if I were that antique car Dad loves so much, I bet I would be getting more respect!  More T.L.C.!’  You’d probably be right.

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care specializes in giving rugs exactly the care they need and deserve.  Most people don’t realize it, but area rugs need more care than what the average owner is giving them.

Most people would NEVER let their vehicles go years and years without proper and regular maintenance.  This just creates more problems and makes smaller problems BIGGER.  Which, of course, leads to either very expensive repairs or needing to replace your vehicle completely.  Either way, you’re ending up spending way more money than you need to!

So what’s the secret to extending your rug’s life?  GOOD MAINTENANCE!  This includes:

  • Frequent vacuuming, dusting, and having your rugs cleaned professionally every 2 years.
  • Rugs that get more traffic and have spills or pet accidents on them may need to be cleaned more often.
  • Repairs should also be taken care of ASAP!


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 information on proper rug care & maintenance at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, 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). (04-06-17)

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