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Tip of the Day – How to Handle Loose Yarns on Area Rugs? – Sedona AZ

Tip of the Day – How to Handle Loose Yarns on Area Rugs? – Sedona AZ

Hi there, Ruthie (me) and the Ruggies (my wonderful rug washing wizards) at Arizona Oriental are happy to offer tips from time to time to help you care for your beloved area rugs.  Today I’ll be talking about what to do if your area rug has a loose yarn poking up at you.

If your rug has plush face fibers, then without pulling the loose yarn up any further, you can simply snip if off without harming the rug. HOWEVER if you have a rug with a looped face fiber design and one of the loops has been snagged and pulled up (by a vacuum, a shoe, or even a pet) NEVER cut it off!  These loops are continuous and by cutting it, you will break the continuous thread and allow the rug pile to unravel.  Loose yarns may seem unsightly now, but wait until the rug starts unravelling!

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care is here to help you preserve your beloved area rugs.  Not only do we clean rugs but we can also assist in proper repairs as well.  Another quick tip is to address repairs as soon as possible rather than letting damage go.  Damage will ultimately worsen over time and create a more extensive repair need at a much more costly repair charge.

At Arizona Oriental in Prescott, we offer free estimates for cleaning and repairs for area 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 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 getting rid of yarn pulls on your area rug 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). 

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