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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 – Should I Clean My Area Rug With a Rug Doctor?

So your area rug is looking in need of some help.  It’s dirty, there are spots on it, and you can’t stand looking at it right now.  You know that it needs to be cleaned but you can’t decide if you should go to your local supermarket and rent a Rug Doctor or not.  I’m guessing you probably don’t have much experience with cleaning area rugs and truly don’t understand the fibers and structures and all of the little nuances of your rug.  That’s okay though - I’m here to help you turn this decision into an informed one.

Here’s a very basic list of what kind of damages you might cause to your rug (and this isn’t all, either):


-Dye Bleed and Color Run

-Musty Odors (no one wants that in their home)

-Getting the rug too wet and causing a Brown discoloration.

-Left over soap residue that was not extracted completely by the little machine, causing rapid resoiling and bringing you right back to the problem of having a dirty rug all over again, way too soon.

And here are some other cons to consider before renting a Rug Doctor:

-Do you know where that rental machine was last used and on what?  Of course not!  You don’t want to risk bringing contaminates into your home and onto your rug, do you?

-The hassle of renting the machine, loading and unloading it, setting it up, leaking water all over your house, hoses going all over the place, having to handle this bulky unit.

-The expense doesn’t stop with renting the Rug Doctor; you also have to pay for the cleaning solution, the deodorizers, even urine neutralizers.

-Say goodbye to your Saturday and a relaxing day off!  You have to pick up the unit, follow the instructions, clean your rug, clean the unit that you rented so you can return it, then go back to the supermarket to deal with the counter person and wait in line. 

Who wants to go through all of that trouble?

-Oh!  And don’t forget the back pain that comes with doing all of this, either!

Sounds like far too much trouble to deal with, doesn’t it?  Definitely.  So why not have a professional take care of all of that work for you without all of the risks?  Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care is your place.  We’re all about handling and caring for rugs PROPERLY so that our customers don’t have to do it themselves.

We have multiple steps and a thorough procedure to ensure that your rugs get exactly what they need to be cleaned properly.  We’ll take care of that dirty rug for you, so you can relax and spend your valuable time doing what you like to do.  We’ll make sure that your rug is clean, smells great, and is ready to continue to brighten up your room.  Save your day off, save your back and call us instead.

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, 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 FIBER CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION.  Such extraordinary certification ensures the area rugs of our clients receive the utmost in care.

If you are in the Prescott area and are trying to decide if you should clean your rug with a Rug Doctor, we are happy to discuss this with you and give you a free quote for our professional cleaning as well as a great alternative to doing it yourself.  Call Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care for additional information 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 – Should I Clean My Area Rug With a Rug Doctor?