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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.  

Tip of the Day – Avoid Aggressive Watering Cans Around Your Area Rugs! – Sedona AZ

Tip of the Day – Avoid Aggressive Watering Cans Around Your Area Rugs! – Sedona AZ

Many people enjoy the beauty and lovely nature appeal of having live plans in their home.  However, rug owners should take heed!  If you overwater potted plants and flood water onto your area rug fibers, you’ll create one of the worst accidents for your area rugs and will likely cause permanent damage through staining the rug.  Doing so also runs the very real possibility of causing dry rot to the fibers.  Dry rot is the brown rot decay caused by fungi that deteriorate rug fibers (more often the cotton foundation) of area rugs.

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ warns everyone to take extra precautions to prevent water overflow from coming in contact with their area rugs.  You should have either a plastic or other waterproof container beneath your plants to capture any potential water overflow.  Be sure to check these waterproof containers every now and again to make sure they aren’t cracked and leaking.  Dry rot happens over time when a leak is undetected and let go.

So, with that in mind, be extra careful not to over water your house plants.  Make sure you remind your ambitious spouse, the house sitter, and the cleaning service to never over water your plants, too.

Water itself is not only damaging, but the added element of minerals from the soil is extremely damaging as well.  Permanent staining from plant soil is very likely.  As you can see, there really isn’t a good outcome from overwatering your plants.  Prevention is always the best solution.

If you find that one of your area rugs is sitting in a puddle from overwatering, your area rug will need immediate attention.  Arizona Oriental will take the necessary steps to help correct the damage and prevent further damage.  Keep in mind that permanent damage is very common and we cannot guarantee complete removal of stains.  Also remember that dry rot is irreversible.  I cannot stress enough that prevention is key!

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 which includes 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.

If you would like more information about caring for area rugs in Sedona AZ or a free estimate, give us a call 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). (02-10-17)

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