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How Frequently Should Wool Area Rugs Be Cleaned? – Sedona AZ

How Often Should Wool Rugs Be Cleaned? – Sedona AZ

The general rule is that wool does an excellent job at hiding a lot of soil.  Most wool rugs have a thick pile that allows soil to hide away from prying eyes by wiggling itself down to the base of the rug.  Vacuuming helps tremendously to remove this dry soil, but it’s no substitute for deep, thorough, and proper cleaning.

I’m Ruthie, and as a general rule I advise my customers to plan on Arizona Oriental cleaning their wool rugs every two to three years. 

More often cleanings will be necessary if the following applies to your rug:

  1. 1. Pet urine/fecal accidents
  2. 2. Food spills – Especially wine & other food dyes
  3. 3. Built up traffic soil. Rug starts to look dingy in high traffic areas

Our experience at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott is that if soil is allowed to build up and collect on your rug, the fibers have a much lower chance of fully responding to a cleaning and may even have suffered from permanent fiber damage.  “Dry soil” is microscopically grinding away at your rug fibers (just like sandpaper) and doing permanent and irreversible damage.

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Sedona, Prescott, Prescott Valley, 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.

Call us for more information about how to know when it’s time to get your area rug cleaned 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).

Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!


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How To Know When It's Time To Get Your Area Rug Cleaned