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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.  

What You Need to Know about the BEST Area Rug Cleaning Method - Sedona AZ

What You Need to Know about the BEST Area Rug Cleaning Method - Sedona AZ

Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here again and just trust me when I say that there are about fifteen different answers to the question ‘what’s the right way to clean rugs?’  But the REAL question you should be asking is ‘what’s the BEST way to clean Persian and Oriental rugs?

Well…The best type of cleaning depends on the type of rug.

Wool & Silk knotted rugs benefit the most from a full-submersion washing with fresh water and certified cleaning solutions that have been developed to clean delicate wool and silk fibers.

However, there are always exceptions to that rule!  If a rug has unstable dyes, it won’t benefit from a full-submersion cleaning because the dyes may move a lot.  There are also certain rug foundations that do not benefit from a full-submersion cleaning.  In these cases, our hand-cleaning method is the better option.

For example, antique tapestry rugs require a gentle, light cleaning with a hand tool.  This way, we can have higher control over the moisture and suction used on these delicate rugs.

At Arizona Oriental’s rug washing facility, we first perform a thorough inspection on every rug before even beginning the cleaning process.  This pre-inspection allows our experienced and skilled rug washers to determine the EXACT cleaning method that is needed for each rug.

Home cleaning services (like your wall-to-wall carpet cleaner) don’t have the luxury of offering a full-submersion clean for area rugs or even really knowing if the dyes in your rug will be unstable or not.  This is why having your rugs cleaned by the professional rug experts at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care is REALLY the best way to clean area rugs.  I always say that knowing your limits is a great first step in correctly cleaning Persian, Oriental, and even Navajo area rugs!

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 Valley, Prescott, 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 more information on how to properly clean wool and silk area rugs 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).(August 4, 2017)

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