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What You Need to Know About Handling Water-Damaged Area Rugs – Prescott Valley AZ

What You Need to Know About Handling Water-Damaged Area Rugs – Prescott Valley AZ

Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ and I’m going to get straight to the point – Time is the enemy when it comes to area rugs involved in water damages.  The longer that a rug remains wet, the more likely it is that permanent damage will occur. 

When a rug remains wet for extended periods of time, they may suffer from:

  • Dry rot
  • Dye bleed
  • Discoloration and turning brown-ish in color.
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • And if the rug is tufted (with a piece of fabric glued to the back of the rug), the risk of delamination skyrockets.

All of these things may or may not be correctable.

A homeowner’s #1 concern should always be bacteria!  How did the rug get wet?  Water from a toilet leak may very likely have high levels of bacteria that needs to be treated as soon as possible.  Even if the water looks clean, bacteria is always a concern.

Here at Arizona Oriental, we have procedures to disinfect rugs that have suffered a water damage.  We’ll arrive at your home, extract the standing water from the rug (if it’s still wet), then wrap the rug in a temporary plastic for transport back to our rug facility.  Once your rug is here, we will immediately begin the disinfecting and drying procedures.

Remember – time is of the essence!  Don’t delay calling Arizona Oriental if you suffer the unfortunate water damage to your area rug!

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.

Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floors and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!

Call us for more information on how to handle a water-damaged area 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). (06-15-17)

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