What to Do with an Area Rug That's Soaked From a Water Damage
OH NO! SOAKED RUG = NOT GOOD! NOW WHAT?
When it comes to area rugs and water damage, time is the enemy. The longer a rug remains wet, the more likely it is that permanent damage will occur. Dry rot and bleeding dyes are two issues that may affect rugs that stay wet for extended periods of time. If you have a tufted rug that has a piece of cloth glued to the back, the risk of delamination skyrockets when the rug is wet for too long. Rugs also can discolor and turn brownish in color. All of these sudden issues caused by a water damage may or may not be correctable. The faster you respond to correcting the situation, the better chance your rug can be saved!
Bacteria should always be the rug owner’s #1 concern! The first question is how did the rug get wet? For instance, water from a toilet overflow may appear to have been clean, but may very likely have high levels of bacteria that will require needs to be treated with wool safe disinfectants as quickly as possible.
Here at Arizona Oriental we have emergency procedures in place to assist clients in properly handling water damaged rugs. This is one time you most definitely will need a skilled rug washer.
Time is of the essence, don’t delay in calling Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care if you have an unfortunate soaked 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.
Call us for more information on How to properly care for a rug that has suffered a water damage at 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, 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 (for your convenience pick-up and delivery is also available).
Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!