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Water Intrusion and Oriental Rugs – Here’s How To Protect Your Investment

Wool area rug involved in water intrusion.  Dry rot and mold present.

When a flood or any water leak or spill happens, it is important to know what to do to save your valuables and, equally important, to do it as quickly as possible!

Water or Flood damage is a major cause of mold and mildew growth. Mold and mildew will begin to develop within 24-36 hours of any water exposure in the home, including leaks, sewage back-up, overflows, etc. Mold and mildew will continue to grow until the source of the moisture are dealt with.

Mold is a real health hazard. Infants, children, immune-compromised patients, as well as pregnant women, the elderly, and those with existing respiratory conditions are at a high risk for adverse health effects.

If you own area rugs made of natural fibers such as wool, silk or cotton, special care is needed if they are to be saved from dye migration or dry rot.

In the event you experience a water intrusion throughout Lee, Collier or Charlotte County, you should call an experienced water, mold and flood restoration company immediately (we recommend iMold @ 877-771-1699) so they can control the damage while dealing directly with your insurance carrier.  And if you have area rugs, Oriental Rug Salon has the expertise to minimize or eliminate damage while restoring the look and feel of your area rug to pre-damage condition.

Area Rugs and Water Intrusion

With reference to your area rugs, they must be sanitized and dried as soon as possible, and then cleaned, sanitized and thoroughly dried again. It is important to understand that wet textiles cannot be cleaned until they are completely dry. Additionally, flooding water, (especially from the outside environment) contains microbes and bacteria and the rugs must be disinfected.

Oriental Rug Salon is the “cleaner of choice” to many of our areas leading water restoration companies, interior designers, rug collectors and consumers who simply love their area rugs.  Unlike some rug cleaning plants who use large washing machines to “batch wash” clients cherished textiles, our certified and experienced professionals clean area rugs by hand, one at a time.

Area rugs involved in flooding require special hands-on care that can only be addressed under the watchful eye of a rug master.

Oriental Rug Salon is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In addition, we are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and a four-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

If your cherished Oriental area rug is ever involved in a flood or if it’s that time for a thoroughly exhaustive cleaning please feel free to give Oriental Rug Salon a call anytime.

For more information about our company or to receive a free estimate for services please feel free to visit us online at www.OrientalRugSalon.com or call us anytime at 239-541-4888 – Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples or Macro Island or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda or Port Charlotte.

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