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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’s the Actual Difference Between Rug Washers and Carpet Cleaners?  Is There One?

What’s the Actual Difference Between Rug Washers and Carpet Cleaners?  Is There One?

Hi folks!  It’s Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott AZ once again!  Do you all about the HUGE DIFFERENCE between wall-to-wall carpet cleaners and professional rug washers when it comes to caring for area rugs?  I know that most people don’t really seem to understand the difference between the two, so I thought I would touch on this topic today.

The biggest difference between area rug washers and wall-to-wall carpet cleaners is WOOLSAFE CERTIFICATION!  Here at Arizona Oriental, our rug cleaning specialists have gone through extensive training to become certified as WoolSafe Fibre Care Specialists with the WoolSafe Organisation.  Our technicians have the knowledge and training to clean area rugs the RIGHT way, exactly how they are supposed to be cleaned.  We also have the equipment and cleaning solutions that are specially designed specifically for area rug care!

This certification is NOT available to wall-to-wall carpet cleaners.  Some even make the mistake of thinking that they do have the right skills to care for area rugs without this certification.  Fine area rug cleaning entails MUCH more than most people understand. Dye bleeding, shrinkage, and musty odors from improper cleaning and drying are all issues that many carpet cleaners don’t think about when they tell their clients they can clean their area rugs.

Here at Arizona Oriental, we have a dedicated rug washing facility that is equipped with the right tools needed for area rug cleaning.  Not only that, but our cleaning process is designed to ensure that EACH INDIVIDUAL RUG GETS EXACTLY WHAT IT NEEDS! We inspect each and every rug that comes into our facility before we even begin the cleaning process - this way, we understand the rug’s specific needs.  Every rug is cleaned BY ITSELF with a method matched TO THEIR RUG. Our clients never have to worry about cross-contamination with animal urine or problem dyes from another rug because we NEVER batch clean area rugs!

Carpet cleaners are certainly good at what they do - but the same can be said of Arizona Oriental!  Synthetic wall-to-wall carpets are an entirely different animal from wool and silk area rugs in terms of cleaning needs and techniques.  Simply put, having your beloved area rug steam cleaned in your driveway or in place on your floor is NOT the best way to clean rugs!  There are just too many things that can go wrong!

Save yourself the headache and heartache - don’t run the risk of having your area rugs cleaned by a wall-to-wall carpet cleaner.  Have your area rugs cleaned the RIGHT WAY with us here at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care!

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.

Would you like more information about the best area rug cleaners in Northern Arizona?  Give us a call at 928-445-1718 and get a free cleaning estimate, 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). 11-02-2018

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