Water Damage Happens...4 Tips To Save Your Expensive Rugs


You work hard to make your floors beautiful and functional for your family. Oriental rugs can make your floors stand out, but what if they've been soaked by water and seemingly damaged beyond repair? All it takes is one pipe to burst for your rugs to appear ruined. The following will show you how all is not lost, and how you can save your oriental rugs from water damage.

Stop The Source Of Damage

Water damage can happen in many ways, from something as urgent as a burst pipe to a home humidifier. Whatever has caused the water damage should be stopped or cut off immediately to prevent further damage. If the source cannot be stopped, remove the rug from the area as quickly as possible to prevent further damage and health hazards such as allergies due to dust and mold.

Take Action Right Away

When water damage first occurs, you'll want to call a professional right away. They will come out to assess the water damage to lessen the negative impact on your rug. Be sure to go with a company that can respond quickly. Some fibers used in oriental rugs can shrink when submersed in water, so you'll want to act fast to get the water out. Professionals use special cleaning methods and solutions depending on your rug type, so don't try dry or clean it at home.

Mold and mildew can also form in the fibers, so a quick assessment of the damage can help prevent the formation of dangerous mold spores.

Know The Origin

Be sure that you know the origin of your oriental rugs. Different regions use unique methods to make rugs. The method used to make the rug will determine what type of cleaning and restorative techniques can be used.

For water damage you'll also want to have the area surrounding the rug assessed for damaged and mold. Also be sure to have the area, as well as your rug, disinfected.

Check Your Insurance

When things like floods or water damage happen, often times people think only structural damage can be included in insurance claims. Check with your homeowners insurance policy to see if the damage to the rug can be included in any insurance claims. This can help offset the cost of getting your rug professionally cleaned and treated.

Quick tips you'll want to remember:

  • Act fast to stop the source of the damage.
  • Get a professional over right away to assess the damage.
  • Know the origin and type of material used to make your rug.
  • Check with your insurance policy for damages covered.

For more tips about water damage and restoration, contact a company like Spotless Carpet Cleaners & Janitorial Services Inc.


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