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Tip of the Day: How to Handle Loose Yarns on Your Area Rugs

Tip of the Day: How to Handle Loose Yarns on Your Area Rugs

Hi folks!  Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here once again in Prescott AZ.  My Ruggies (my rug washing wizards) and I are always more than happy to offer tips to our clients on how to care for their area rugs in between professional cleanings here with us at our rug washing facility.  Today I thought I would talk about what to do with loose yarns on your area rugs.

If you have an area rug with plush fibers, then it’s safe to carefully snip it off with a pair of scissors.  I personally prefer using a small pair of embroidery scissors if I have them handy. That way, there isn’t any fear of accidentally snipping fibers I don’t want to.  The smaller blades are also easier to control!

On the other hand, if you have an area rug with looped face fibers, you do NOT want to cut it!  The loops in these kinds of rugs are continuous and cutting one of them will cause the rest of the rug to unravel.  A single pull may be unsightly, but just imagine having your entire rug unravel!

Here at Arizona Oriental, we are more than ready and willing to help you preserve your beautiful rugs!  From multiple repair options to thorough, professional cleaning, we do it all! You should always address repairs as quickly as possible to make sure they don’t get worse over time and turn into a more costly repair.

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 to get more information about professional area rug cleaning at 928-445-1718 and get a free cleaning estimate, 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). 10-5-2018 ​​​​​​​

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