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The #1 Reason to NOT Self-Clean Your Area Rugs! – Prescott AZ

The #1 Reason to NOT Self-Clean Your Area Rugs! – Prescott AZ

Let me guess – your area rug needs cleaning and you’re thinking that renting a Rug Doctor from the supermarket to clean it will save you time and money.  Well…THINK AGAIN!

I’m Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott AZ and I don’t think most people realize how little they actually know about area rugs.  Most people don’t have a really strong understanding of what the “proper care” is for their area rug.  So when it comes to cleaning your own rug with a Rug Doctor, you might be able to do so successfully – IF you have a whole lot of luck on your side!

Before you take that leap of faith, let’s look at the whole picture.

These are just some possibilities of problems that may arise:

  • Your rug could have unstable dyes, causing color bleed to make a mess of your rug.
  • You may over-wet your rug and be unable to extract it completely because of the low-powered machine.  This can lead to musty odors and even mold growth.
  • Animal urine deposits will still be in your rug – they aren’t going to be removed with just a Rug Doctor.  Not to mention the added moisture may make your rug smellier than it was originally!
  • The foundation fibers of your rug may shrink, causing your rug to ripple or become misshapen.
  • Fibers can mat down or flatten out, making the rug “ugly out” and not look as clean as it really should!

Also keep in mind that the cleaning products included with the Rug Doctor are NOT designed to clean wool and silk fibers!  Cleaning these delicate fibers with cleaners that are not WoolSafe Certified can lead to fiber damage on top of everything listed above.

THE #1 REASON YOU SHOULDN’T CLEAN YOUR RUG YOURSELF?  You simply won’t be able to get your area rug anywhere near as clean on your own as Arizona Oriental can!  Our rug washing facility is outfitted with all the necessary tools and cleaning solutions to be able to properly clean fine wool and silk area rugs.  Not only that, but we also have the training, knowledge, and certification to be able to provide the best cleaning for area rugs.

So don’t rent that dirty Rug Doctor machine and chance ruining your area rugs!  Give us at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care a call today and let us get your rug sparkling clean (and save you all that hassle)!

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 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.

Give us a call today for more information on why you should choose a professional area rug cleaner or a free estimate 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). (06-08-17)

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