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Question of the Day: Can a Damaged Area Rug Be Cleaned?


Question of the Day: Can a Damaged Area Rug Be Cleaned?

Hi folks and Happy New Year!  Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ to bring you another quick tip for area rug care!  I’d have to say that quite a few of the area rugs that come into our facility here have some form of damage. Either fringes are torn (or missing) or even the side cords have started to unravel after years of use.

Keep in mind that when damage isn’t attended to quickly, it becomes worse over time.  Because of this, I always recommend that you address and repair damages as quickly as possible before it becomes a major issue for both your rug and your wallet!

Depending on the severity of the damages, Arizona Oriental may recommend having these areas at least secured prior to cleaning the rug, if not fully repaired.  Securing protects loose, unravelling edges and allows us to clean the rug. There is always agitation involved in cleaning area rugs to loosen and remove soil, which can tend to worsen the pre-existing damages. It’s imperative that your area rugs are at least secured, if not completely repaired, prior to us cleaning your rug so we can avoid any additional damages.

Here at Arizona Oriental, we always let our clients know if their rug needs to be secured prior to cleaning.  We also provide repair estimates so that our clients have options depending on their budget. Remember, securing is a good start but it is not the same as a restorative repair.  Having your rug repaired properly and restored helps preserve both the life and value of your area rug.  Again, making repairs when the damage first occurs allows you to minimize the damage and is a much less costly repair.  When repairs are left undone and damage worsens, the rug loses its value and ends up costing much more to repair.

At Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care, we always strive to take excellent care of our clients and their rugs.  This also means helping our clients protect their rugs in between professional cleanings with us as well! If you have a concern with your area rug, give us a call!  We will be happy to help you with whatever your rug’s needs are.

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.

Call us for more information about repairing options for your damaged area rugs and for 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). 1-2-2019

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