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Dramatic Photos of What an Undetected Water Damage Can Do to Your Rugs! – Prescott Valley AZ

Dramatic Photos of What an Undetected Water Damage Can Do to Your Rugs! – Prescott Valley AZ

Here is a lovely machine-made rug that was made in Germany that was lying on the floor of a client’s home and suffered from a water damage.  Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care and you might be asking yourself HOW did this happen!?

A few months prior, the roof leaked at this client’s home.  Rain waters came through the roof and soaked the home.  Either someone didn’t catch that this rug had also gotten wet or perhaps they decided the rug would dry just fine in place.  These photos show damage that happened under the furniture along the wall.  It’s obvious that the rug remained wet for a long time, thus allowing mold and dry rot to occur.  This is a fairly large area rug that covered most of a small room and there was a lot of furniture (couch, desk, TV, etc.) that covered a large portion of this rug.  Sure, it was a hassle to move all of this furniture to remove the rug, but if someone had done this at the time of the leaking roof then this rug could have been dried properly without suffering these damages.  I’ve written previously about the damage that can occur when a rug is wet for too long.  Bleeding dyes, musty odors, mold growth followed by dry rot in severe cases like this.

Unfortunately, we only discovered this damage at the time we were called in to remove the rug and take it back to our rug washing plant for a cleaning.

The homeowner contacted their insurance and now we are going through the process of helping the owner obtaining an appraisal for replacement value as well as potential repairs.

Save yourself the disappointment of such an incident happening to you and your area rug.  If your home suffers from a water damage loss, don’t just ignore your area rugs and the proper care that they need.  Rugs have precious sentimental and monetary value.  Our service works closely with firms that provide water damage
restoration, ensuring proper care of water damaged rugs.  It’s sad to think that, had proper procedures been followed, this beautiful rug could have avoided these damages.  Hopefully this article serves as a little reminder if ever your home suffers a water damage!

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 care for a rug in a water damage in Prescott Valley AZ 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). (02-17-17)

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