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The scary truth about what is lurking in your Oriental rug.

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

See how we get the most dirt out of your rug. (Watch now)

A study by Eureka found that a 9 x 12 area rug could hide up to 87 lbs. of dirt!

How much dirt is lurking in your rug? This is a good question, and the answer could be “much more dirt than you think.”

Whether the Eureka study is accurate or not, we at Bal Arisi know for certain that your area rug can hide an enormous amount of dirt, and it is hard to get it out unless you hire a professional area rug cleaner that uses proper techniques and equipment.

It's important to rid your rug of dirt because dirt actually causes damage to your rug. Dirt acts like sandpaper on a rug. As hidden dirt buildups, it can prematurely wear out or ugly out a fine Oriental or loose woven rug if not cleaned. Dusting, immersion wash, and a thorough rinse are important to help extend the longevity of your rug.

We also highly recommend laying your newly cleaned carpet on one of our premium rug padding selections for added protection of your rugs and floors beneath.


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