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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.  

Prescott AZ - How Can I Successfully Wash My Own Oriental Area Rug? (Guy at car wash way off base)

If you need a good laugh, go ahead and check out on You Tube How to Clean a Rug for $4.00 at the Car Wash. Here you will watch a man take a rug and pressure wash the day light out of it. He didn’t pre-test for colorfastness. He didn’t consider if the water temperature was correct or pressure would be too strong for the area rug fibers and the kicker is he used car wash soap on the rug.

I can’t begin to tell you how wrong all of this is!  It looks wrong, it sounds wrong and common sense should tell us better!

NEVER consider this a cleaning option unless you’re done with your rug, you see no real value in it and if it falls apart - you won’t care. Then and only then should dragging the area rug to your local Prescott AZ car wash be an option. But wait…..if you don’t care about the rug, why are you taking it to be washed anyway?

So I’m assuming YOU DO CARE about your area rug, whether it is a high end Persian rug or not NEVER should a rug be cleaned at a car wash, especially if the rug has wool fibers.  While I’m pretty sure the rug being cleaned at the car wash was not a fine wool fiber, the fact is that all rugs require specific care depending on the fiber they are made of. And make no mistake, synthetic fibers have special requirements too. Protect your rug from the notion of running it through a car wash and instead let Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care clean your area rug thoroughly and SAFELY.

Here in Prescott AZ (and serving Sedona, Prescott Valley and most of Northern AZ) Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care has developed systems and cleaning steps to insure safe, successful Oriental and Persian rug cleaning for even the most delicate Oriental area rug. Our first step is to carefully inspect the rug in our care. This is crucial in knowing exactly what that particular rug requires. A series of cleaning steps are employed beginning with dry soil removal, matching method and cleaning solutions to the needs of the rug and last but not least proper drying techniques for the rug. Once dry, a post inspection ensures all cleaning steps were effective to our high standards and we will repeat the rug cleaning process if additional cleaning is needed.  

Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime! Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, 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 additional information regarding washing your own Oriental area rug and quotes 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).  

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Prescott AZ - Why I Shouldn't Wash My Own Area Rug At a Car Wash?