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What You Need to Know about the Loose Yarn on Your Area Rug - Prescott Valley AZ

What You Need to Know about the Loose Yarn on Your Area Rug - Prescott Valley AZ

It’s Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care once again and I’m always more than happy to provide rug care tips from time to time!  Have you noticed a loose yarn or two (or maybe more) in your area rug poking up at you?

If your rug has a plush pile, then you can snip it off without harming the rug.  Without pulling it up further, use a pair of curved nail scissors to snip the top of the loose yarn.  Easy peasey!

However, if your area rug has looped face fibers (like a flatweave American Indian rug) and a loop has been snagged and pulled up, NEVER CUT IT OFF!  In these types of rugs, the loops are continuous and snipping it away will break the continuous thread.  This of course means that the rug will unravel.  While yarn pulls might seem unsightly to you now, just wait until your rug begins unravelling!

At Arizona Oriental, we are here to help you preserve your beautiful rugs so they last you many years.  Along with providing professional rug cleaning, we also provide rug repairs!  Another quick tip: address repairs as soon as possible to prevent any damage from getting worse over time and creating a much more extensive (and 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 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.

Call us for more information about how to handle loose yarns on your rugs 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).(August 7, 2017)

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