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Tip of the Day – Keeping Your New Puppy from Ruining Your Area Rug! – Prescott Valley AZ

Tip of the Day – Keeping Your New Puppy from Ruining Your Area Rug! – Prescott Valley AZ

Bringing a new family member into the home is always a joy, especially when it’s a new puppy!  With new puppies come new responsibilities, however – the biggest one being house training.  Depending on the puppy itself, house training can be a long road filled with more than a few accidents.  Which can prove to be quite the issue, especially if you have fine area rugs in your home.

I’m Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ and today I wanted to share a great tip for all of my homeowners who have a new puppy in their home.  Remove any area rugs from the areas your new puppy will be in until their house training is complete!  Not only will this help to prevent area rug disasters, but it will also save you a massive headache when it comes to having all of those accidents cleaned out of your fine wool and silk area rugs.

The high acidity of animal urine can (and will) cause permanent damage to your lovely area rug’s delicate wool and silk fibers.  Urine stains are some of the hardest for cleaners to completely remove.  If left untreated, urine accidents will cause dry rot to the fibers.  Dry rot weakens area rug fibers (most often cotton foundation fibers) and can cause tears, cuts, or holes to form in the rug.

Remember – you should only store CLEAN area rugs!  NEVER STORE YOUR DIRTY RUGS!  Dry soil, spills, and especially puppy urine accidents create a buffet for moths, who love when rugs are put away somewhere dark and quiet so they can nibble on the already tasty wool fibers.

Bringing a new puppy home is the perfect time to have Arizona Oriental clean your fine wool and silk area rugs!  We offer pick-up and delivery if you are unable to bring your rugs into us yourself.  At our rug washing facility, we will thoroughly clean your rug and bring the colors back to life again.  Your area rug will get nice and clean – ready for you to put back down on your floor when your puppy has finally stopped having accidents all the time!  If more long-term storage is needed, we can also wrap your rug in a breathable wrap to protect your rug.

Adding a new family member is always fantastic, but don’t let them distract you from taking care of your beloved area rugs, too!

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 Valley, Prescott, Sedona, 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 storing your rug while house training a new puppy 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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