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What’s Lurking in Your Rug? – Your Area Rug’s Dirty Little Secret– Sedona AZ

What’s Lurking in Your Rug? – Your Area Rug’s Dirty Little Secret– Sedona AZ

When was the last time that you had your area rug professionally cleaned?  What about the last time you vacuumed or dusted your rug?  Have you ever thought about how soiled your rug actually is?  I’m Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care and today I wanted to take a moment and discuss why frequent vacuuming does wonders for your area rug.  Many people don’t realize that their area rugs are filters for their home and catch everything from dry soil to germs and other irritants that make their way inside our homes.

This is a photo of the dry soil that fell out of a rug during our preliminary inspection JUST BY TURNING IT OVER!  That is a LOT of dry soil and you wouldn’t believe what we shake out of rugs during our normal dusting process.  This excessive level of dry soil is one of the reasons why you should always vacuum your rug frequently.

When dry soil is allowed to work its way down to where the knots sit at the base of your rug’s fibers, it acts a lot like sandpaper.  Grinding away at the delicate fibers, dry soil can do a lot of damage.  Rugs live harsh lives on our floors and constantly take a pounding from the force of us walking on them.  Frequent vacuuming can help to remove this dry soil before it works its way down to the base of the fibers, saving your rug from unnecessary fiber damage and unnecessary wear and tear.

Frequent vacuuming is not enough to ensure your rug lasts, however!  A rug needs a good, thorough cleaning every 1-3 years, depending on the level of activity in your home.  Arizona Oriental thoroughly dusts every one of our client’s rugs before we wash it.  The dry soil that’s trapped inside the fibers is gently shaken loose and then your rug will be flipped over and we will vacuum the top of the rug.  This process gets repeated until no more dry soil comes out of your rug, and then we will wash it.

Give Arizona Oriental a call today if it’s been a while since you have had your fine area rugs cleaned professionally by experienced rug washers!

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 Sedona, Prescott, Prescott Valley, 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 additional information on the dry soil lurking deep in your rug 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).  (03-10-17)

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