With the number of home floods escalating due to the severe weather, a number of rugs will be exposed to flood water. While some may say ‘It’s just a rug‘, others know that their oriental rug is an investment meant to last generations.
The longer a rug remains wet the more likely it is to have dye migration that is not correctible. Rugs that are not washed properly and dried thoroughly can end up with mildew and dry rot problems. Both of these can potentially damage a oriental rug beyond professional repair.
Wool and silk oriental rugs can take months, sometimes years to weave by hand! If you have investment textiles you want to protect from a flood that has affected your home, simply follow these guidelines and you can lessen the risk of permanent damage to your rugs due to extended exposure to water.
Gatesway Cleaning & Restoration holds a Textile Pro™ Certification in specialty rug and fabric care knowledge. Our technicians are able to pick your water damaged rug up at your home or you may drop it off at our Warren location. We’ll assess the damage and inform you of what we can do to keep your investment in your family for generations.