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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.  

This Week’s Burning Question: Is Vacuuming Enough to Keep Your Rugs Clean?


Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott, AZ!  I know that some people are able to stay on top of cleaning and regular maintenance throughout their homes much easier than others. 

These people always seem to know when their last cleaning was because they keep perfect records and they vacuum at least once a day and always make sure their area rug is looking great.  This constant removal of dry soil is great for area rugs - it removes the dry soil on the surface of the rug and prevents it from embedding deep in the fibers where it causes the most damage.  Their rug will stay looking cleaner longer and will also last longer as well!

I’m going to be honest with you, though – there is SO much more to “soil” than just the dry dirt particles we think of automatically.

There are less obvious sources of soil that collect on your rug that you simply won’t be able to pick up with just vacuuming.  These include things like:

  • Viruses that enter the home.  All of our home’s surfaces are exposed to germs just from everyday life, and rugs are experts at picking up everything!

  • Perhaps you have a pet that lays obsessively on your rug because it’s their favorite place in the house (and maybe even lick the rug for hours on end).  Their dander, hair, and body oil gets on your rug and you don’t even realize it!

  • Our bare feet may have body lotions and certainly have natural body oils, and possibly even B.O. and athletes feet.

  • Or maybe you’ve got the pet that likes to scoot his but across the rug. 

Just vacuuming your rug won’t remove all of these things!

Even if you’re one of these people who are on top of their home’s cleaning, it’s still probably time to give Arizona Oriental a call to give your rug a thorough and proper cleaning and remove all of these yuckies!

Vacuuming is a good start and it really does help your rug’s fibers.  But it isn’t a substitute for a deep, professional cleaning.  Remember that your rug lives a hard life on your floor and deserves proper care!  If it’s been a year or two since you’ve brought your rug into your home (or maybe it’s been even longer), then it is definitely time to call us and get your rug cleaned professionally!

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 more tips on proper area rug care 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). 03-23-2020

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