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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.  

Will Rugs Shrink When Cleaning? Prescott Rug Cleaner

Poor cleaning is the primary cause of their shrinkage, and many rug owners ask this kind of question.

Area Rug Cleaning Prescott

Hi, folks! Ruthie from Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care is here on a lovely day in Prescott, AZ!  

This question can be approached in two ways: Is it true that it will shrink if I wash an area rug myself? It has the potential to shrink or alter the shape. But, of course, we’ve spent years honing the art of rug washing for brevity, so the answer will always be no.

A rug rarely shrinks when appropriately washed. But, of course, there are exceptions to every norm, as there are to any rule. You may get additional information from your local Prescott rug cleaner here.


Will Rugs Shrink When Washed By a Pro Rug Cleaner?

If a carpet is woven incorrectly and then stretched and straightened after completion, it may become out of shape. These, predictably, have a strong tendency to revert to their initial deformed state.

A handwoven rug may also be misshaped on one side and longer on the other.

Naturally, after washing and drying these area rugs, we can gently stretch them back to their natural shape.

Remember that these rugs will desire to return to their natural, twisted state. We cannot change the shape of some rugs because of their warped nature. It is pretty rare for a rug to shrink throughout the washing process. If you have any queries about your rug, call us, and we’ll gladly answer them!


Until next time, enjoy your floor art and remember that clean carpets can last a lifetime and remain in good condition.


Get Help With Area Rug Cleaning Prescott, AZ

If you are searching for professional rug cleaning, you can contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott or fill in the compact form here for a direct reply.

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Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, and much of Northern Arizona. 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.

Call us for more information on area rug cleaning and shrinkage or other tips and tricks 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). 07-14-2020

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