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Tips and Tricks for Extending the Life of Your Area Rug – Prescott AZ

Tips and Tricks for Extending the Life of Your Area Rug – Prescott AZ

Just by taking a look at this beautiful antique automobile, you can bet that it has probably received a LOT of T.L.C. in the form of regular tune ups, washing, waxing, and just regular maintenance care in general.  I’m sure someone has spent a lot of time and put in a lot of effort in the extreme care of this car’s needs.

Now, take a moment and picture the area rugs in your home.  Close your eyes and just pretend that you’re an area rug.  Silly, I know, but this vantage point helps us to better understand the life of a rug.

There you are, lying at the entry door in the foyer.

Suddenly that door bursts open and in come screaming kids and their dog and all of their muddy feet.  Those dirty shoes and paws are grinding that soil you’re so great at catching into your fibers, making you cringe.

As a rug, you’re very aware of how tough this soil is on you and your delicate fibers, grinding away just like sandpaper and causing damage.  Not only that, but the dirt hides your vibrant colors away with a layer of soil.  Of course this is a slow process and happens little by little, not all at once.  Surely your homeowners will notice the change in your colors, won't they?!  Unfortunately, they’re too busy with the kids and the dog and everything else going on in their lives.

Thirty minutes later, imagine that the dog comes back to you and squats.  You can’t do anything to stop the dog from christening you again.  These homeowners can’t be for real, can they?!  Your wool and silk fibers can’t possibly take much more of this treatment!

As a rug, you’ll be telling yourself that ‘if I were that antique car Dad loves so much, I would be getting more respect, more T.L.C.!’  You’d probably be right.

At Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care, we specialize in giving your area rugs exactly the care they need and deserve.  What most people don’t realize is that area rugs require more care than the average owner is giving them.

A majority of people would NEVER let their vehicles go years and years without proper, regular maintenance.  Doing so creates more problems and makes smaller problems even bigger.  This of course leads to either some very expensive repairs or needing to replace your vehicle completely.  Either way, you’re ending up spending way more money than you need to!

What’s the secret to extending your rug’s life?  GOOD MAINTENANCE!

  • Frequent vacuuming, dusting, and professionally cleaning your rugs every 2 years.
  • Rugs getting more traffic or that have spills or pet accidents on them will need to be cleaned more often.
  • Take care of repairs ASAP before they can become bigger problems!


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 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 information on saving your rug by removing built-up soil and animal urine 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). (05-12-17)

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