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What Should You Do With a Water Damaged Area Rug? – Sedona AZ

What to Do With a Water Damaged Area Rug – Sedona AZ  

Time is of the essence when it comes to area rugs and water damages.  The longer that a rug remains wet, the more likely it is that permanent damage will occur. 

Rugs that stay wet for extended periods of time may suffer from dry rot or dye bleed

For tufted rugs, where a piece of cloth is glued to the back of the rug, the risk of delamination skyrockets when the rug is wet for extended periods of time. 

Another issue is that rugs tend to discolor and turn brownish in color, which may or may not be correctable.

Of course there is also the possibility of mold growth which increases the longer the rug is wet.  

The rug owner’s #1 concern should always be bacteria!  How did the rug get wet?  Water from a toilet leak may appear to have been clean but it may very likely have high levels of bacteria.  This bacteria needs to be treated as soon as possible.


Here at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ, we have procedures to disinfect rugs that have suffered from a water damage.  If your rug is still very wet when we arrive at your home, we will extract the standing water from the rug, then wrap the rug in a plastic bag temporarily for transportation to our facility.  We will immediately begin disinfecting and drying procedures.  Again, time is the enemy here, so do not delay in calling Arizona Oriental if you’re area rug has suffered from an unfortunate water damage.

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Sedona, Prescott, and Prescott Valley 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 floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!

Call us for more on how to properly care for a rug that has suffered a water damage 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 (for your convenience pick-up and delivery is also available). 

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