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Why Rug Doctors are an Area Rug’s Worst Enemy!

Why Rug Doctors are an Area Rug’s Worst Enemy!

Before you go out to the supermarket and rent out a Rug Doctor for a few hours so that you can get your dirty area rug clean again, WAIT!

Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care and if there is one thing I know for certain, it’s that the Rug Doctor is one of your area rug’s worst enemies!  I know most people don’t have a full understanding of what it takes to properly care for area rugs, so I can see why they might make the mistake of renting a Rug Doctor and thinking they can clean their area rug themselves and save some money.  But only having a LOT of luck on your side will make sure you don’t have any problems when it comes to self-cleaning your area rug.

Rug Doctors and their cleaning solutions are NOT made with cleaning area rugs in mind! The name is a little misleading, I know, but these little machines simply are not prepared to handle the delicate nature of wool and silk area rugs!  Here are just some of the problems that may arise:

  1. Rug Doctors are not powerful enough to fully extract all the moisture that they put into area rugs.  This leads to over-wetting the rug, which can cause musty odors, mold growth, and even dry rot in the long term!

  2. Unstable dyes in your area rug may cause the colors to bleed, which may not be correctable.

  3. The Rug Doctor won’t remove any animal urine deposits and any enzymes or chemicals you use may have a negative effect on the delicate fibers of your rug.  Not to mention, the added moisture may make the rug even smellier than it was originally.

  4. Fibers may flatten out or mat down, which makes the rug “ugly out” and not look nearly as clean as it should.

  5. The foundation fibers may shrink, which can cause rippling of your rug that may not be correctable.

The fact of the matter is, you simply WON’T be able to get your area rug as clean by yourself as you would by having Arizona Oriental clean your rug for you!  Not only do we use cleaning solutions that are WoolSafe Certified and designed SPECIFICALLY FOR area rugs, but we also have the equipment and space necessary to clean and dry your area rugs properly.  We can even pre-treat your rug to prevent dye bleed!

Don’t chance ruining your area rugs with a Rug Doctor!  Instead, have us at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ take care of them for you!  We’re the REAL rug doctors!

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.

Want more information about why you should avoid using a Rug Doctor to clean your area rugs?  Give us a call and get a free estimate at 928-445-1718, 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). 6-15-2018

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