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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.  

Why Soil Protection Matters for Area Rugs!


Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott, AZ once again, your place for the best rug cleaning in Northern Arizona!  However, we don’t just care about area rug cleaning - we also want to help our clients care and protect their rugs when the rugs go back home, too.  One of my favorite ways to do this is through providing soil protection to all the rugs that come through our facility.

What are the benefits of soil protection on area rugs, you ask?

  1. Just like the wax that protects our car’s paint, soil protectant helps to protect your rug’s fibers from soiling!  It helps to prevent the abrasive dry soil from working its way down into your rug’s foundation.

  2. It provides a little extra time to get spills blotted up before they sink into your rug’s fibers.  Keep in mind that this is not bulletproof and you should ALWAYS clean up spills as quickly as possible!

  3. With soil protectant, fibers stay cleaner for longer, meaning you can go a little bit longer in between professional cleanings with us here at Arizona Oriental so long as nothing major (a spill or animal accidents) happens in the meantime!

  4. Fibers will respond better to professional cleaning the next time!  This is because soil releases so much easier from rug fibers that have been protected with a soil protectant.  

  5. Vacuuming is also more efficient, which means that frequent vacuuming will pick up more dry soil!  Dry soil won’t stand a chance at working into the base and foundation of your area rug.

As always, the soil protectant that we use on area rugs here is WOOLSAFE CERTIFIED!  That’s right, it’s safe to use on all of your wool and silk area rugs, so you don’t have to worry.  Not only that, but it’s also safe for any children and animals you may have in your home, 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, 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.

Want more information on soil protectant and having it applied to your area rugs with cleaning?  Call us at 928-445-1718, 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). 04-08-2019 ​​​​​

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