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Dramatic Photos of a Water Damaged Area Rug - Why You Need to Address Water Damage ASAP!

Dramatic Photos of a Water Damaged Area Rug - Why You Need to Address Water Damage ASAP!

Hi folks!  Ruthie here at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott, AZ and today I wanted to share with you this lovely German machine-made area rug that suffered a water damage in one of our client’s homes.  I know what you’re wondering - HOW DID THIS HAPPEN!?

Our client’s home suffered from a roof leak a few months before we got a call about the area rug.  The rain waters leaked through the roof and soaked the home - somehow this area rug went untouched!  Perhaps they thought it would dry fine in place or maybe they didn’t realize it had gotten wet in the first place.

The worst of the damage to this area rug happened under the furniture along the wall.  There was a lot of furniture that covered this rug in a fairly small room of the client’s home, so it was quite a job to get it uncovered and moved from the home.  We discovered that mold and dry rot occurred in the rug so it’s obvious the rug remained wet for a long period of time. Perhaps if all the furniture had been moved off of the rug when the leak was first discovered, it wouldn’t have suffered such extensive damage.

Damages that can occur when rugs stay wet for too long include dye bleeding, musty odors, mold growth, and dry rot in severe cases like this one!

While the homeowner worked with their insurance, we at Arizona Oriental worked at obtaining an appraisal for replacement value as well as for potential repairs of the rug.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE WHEN IT COMES TO WATER DAMAGES!  It’s always really important to not look over your area rugs when your home suffers a water damage loss.  Rugs need proper care just like the rest of your home and they carry both sentimental and monetary value! At Arizona Oriental, we work closely with firms that provide water damage restoration and it’s sad to think that the damage on this lovely rug could have been avoided.  Unfortunately, due to improper procedures, this rug suffered major damages!

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

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, 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 our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Do you have more questions about water damaged area rugs?  Give us a call at 928-445-1718 and get a free cleaning estimate, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). 10-16-2018

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