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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.  

Vacuuming Advice from Prescott Valley Pro Rug Cleaner


Hi there! It’s Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care coming from Prescott, AZ. Well, it’s almost time for the week to end again.

One question we often hear is how customers should vacuum their rugs in between regular cleanings.

Most tufted rugs we see passing through the shop have wool face fibers, and it is here that customers get confused with tufted rugs with hand-woven rugs. 

Tufted rugs differ in their construction, and has no knots are holding the rug together. Instead, you’ll find tufted rugs come with a mesh foundation where the wool fibers are looped.

When the rug is finished, a layer of latex glue will be smeared across the back of the rug, and a piece of canvas or usually monk’s cloth will be glued on the back.

When vacuuming, the yarns can easily pull from the rug. We recommend not to use upright vacuums because of their suction power. A safer decision is to use a canister vacuum to disable the rotary head feature to use the suction only. Also, vacuum from side to side.

Tufted rugs naturally come with a looser pile density than a hand-woven rug. You’ll discover this makes it easier for soil to settle deep inside rug fibers. So, cleaning rugs more frequently may be necessary. 

When you vacuum more often, you’ll stay on top of the dry particles and stop them worming their way to the bottom of the rug. Proper vacuuming practice is a significant part of good rug maintenance between regular deep cleanings with us at Arizona Oriental.

If you have questions about your tufted area rugs, contact us! We’re more than happy to help with any of your rug care needs - from cleaning to repairs and everything in between!

Suppose you are searching for professional rug cleaning and you can’t find a cleaner in your area. In that case, you can contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott or fill in the compact form here for a direct reply, and we can give you help or advice.

You can also check out our customer reviews from Birdeye and Yellow Pages


Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, and many 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 WOOL SAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOL SAFE ORGANIZATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Call us for more information on how to find a professional rug cleaner at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pickup and delivery also available). 07-14-2020

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