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What to Do If Your Area Rug Is in a Water Damage – Prescott AZ

What to Do If Your Area Rug Is in a Water Damage – Prescott AZ

I’m Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott and I’ll just cut to the chase – time is the enemy when it comes to water-damaged area rugs.  The longer a rug remains wet, the more likely it is that permanent damage will occur.

Here are just a few of the things that an area rug may suffer from when it remains wet for too long:

  • Dry rot, leading to cuts, fiber shredding, and holes.
  • Dye migration
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Discoloration and turning brown-ish in color.
  • If the rug is tufted (with a piece of cloth glued to the back), the risk of delamination skyrockets.

These things may or may not be correctable.

Bacteria should ALWAYS be a homeowner’s #1 concern!  How did the rug get wet?  If there was a toilet leak, the water may look clean but it may very likely have high levels of bacteria that need to be treated as soon as possible.

At Arizona Oriental, we have procedures to properly disinfect rugs that have been in a water damage.  Once arriving at your home, we will extract any standing water from the rug (if it is still wet), then temporarily wrap it in plastic for transport back to our rug washing facility.  We will then unload your rug and immediately begin the disinfecting and drying procedures.

Time is of the essence! Don’t hesitate when it comes to calling
Arizona Oriental if your area rug is the victim of a water damage!

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, 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 what to do with 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).(August 02, 2017)

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