What You Need to Know about the Dangers of Neglecting Your Rugs! – Prescott AZ
Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott AZ. Today, I wanted to take a moment to talk about something that is hurting your beloved area rugs – neglecting them! When was the last time you had your area rug professionally cleaned? When was the last time you ran a vacuum over it? Or is there damage (like a hole or tear) that could really use some repairs?
Rugs live hard lives on our floors and ignoring them and leaving them to sit on our floors without any kind of maintenance does a lot more damage than most people think! Without frequent vacuuming, dry soil builds up at the base of our rugs. This dry soil grinds away at the delicate wool and silk fibers, causing fiber to break off and wear patterns to form. This can lead to a threadbare rug, where the fibers have been worn away completely.
If you leave animal urine accidents in your rug, it could lead to dry rot. Dry rot weakens rug fibers, and can lead to rips, cuts, tears, and holes in your precious area rugs. Animal urine should ALWAYS be treated as quickly as possible to prevent serious damage. Urine has a very high level of acidity, so it does a lot of damage to the fibers. Not only will it cause the dry rot I just mentioned, but it can also destabilize colors and lead to heavy color bleeding that may not be correctable.
Keep in mind that leaving damages unrepaired will only cause those damages (be it sidecord damage or a hole) to worsen over time! Maybe the fringe got caught in the vacuum and the rug has started unravelling without the fringe there to secure it. Or perhaps your puppy decided that your rug makes a really fun chew toy and he chews a hole right through the rug. Whatever caused the damage, it’s REALLY important to have it repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage from occurring! The longer you wait to have repairs for your rug taken care of, the more unravelling will happen. This means more extensive (and expensive!) repairs will be needed to secure or restore your rug.
If you want your area rug to last for years and years (like it’s supposed to), then you need to take care of it! Make sure that it gets cleaned professionally every 1-3 years and take care of repairs as quickly as possible. If animal urine accidents are happening, those need to be cleaned and treated as soon as possible as well!
Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug care specializes in the proper care for all types of area rugs. From Persian, Oriental, Navajo, wool, silk, to synthetic – you name it, we’ll clean it! Don’t let your area rug go neglected without the proper care for years!
Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floors and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!
Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, 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, including 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.
Have more questions about professional area rug cleaning and repairs? Call us at 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, 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). (08-31-17)