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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.  

​​​​​​​HELP!  I Cleaned My Area Rug and Now It Smells!  Now What!?


HELP!  I Cleaned My Area Rug and Now It Smells!  Now What!?

​​​​​​​Hi folks!  I’m Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care and I think I know what happened - you were in a rush to get your area rug cleaned in time for Holiday guests and so you thought you would clean it yourself.  No harm done, right? Well, the only problem is that now you’re noticing an awful odor that wasn’t there before. Uh-oh!

What went wrong?

It’s possible that there were some puppy accidents on the rug or maybe a child had gotten sick on your area rug.  Despite cleaning it yourself, you weren’t able to remove the source of the odors. The odors got worse when the rug got wet.

The other option is that you weren’t able to completely extract all of the water from the area rug.  It wasn’t able to dry fast enough and created a whole new set of problems with musty odors and/or mold growth.

No matter what happened, strong odors can be indicative of there being
something that could damage your rug more than the original odor source.

The quick solution?  Take your rug to the professionals here at Arizona Oriental in Prescott, AZ.  We will evaluate your rug and clean it thoroughly. We cannot guarantee that we can save your rug completely because it is possible that permanent damage may have already occurred.  The good news is that we have the best tools, cleaning solutions, and skills for the job of giving your beloved area rug the best chance at being saved.

Here at Arizona Oriental, our pre-cleaning inspection gives us the ability to do a full assessment of your rug so we can evaluate it’s needs.  We can tell you what damage has been done (if any) and what corrective measures need to be taken to remove the odors. Don’t hesitate to contact us today with any questions or concerns you may have about your area rugs!  Keep in mind that it is important to have your rug evaluated by a professional as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

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.

Have more questions about smelly odors in your area rugs? Call us and get a free quote for rug cleaning 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). 12-26-2018

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