Water Damaged Rugs… What to do when your rugs get wet
Rugs are valuable to people in different ways, they can be an expensive rugs, or it could be a rug that has been in the family for a long time. After rugs gain water damage and become wet, many of our clients begin to worry and try to fix the problem themselves. Depending on the fibre and style of the rug you could end up causing more damage than if you left it to professionals.
- It is best to leave the rug lying flat – do not fold it or hang it over a washing line or back porch. Due to the weight in the rug from the water, this can stretch and distort your rug, which in some cases is irreversible.
- Some rugs have lazy dyes, and the colour may begin to rug, hanging them up can cause the dye to run down the rug.
- Woven rugs can curl at the sides as well. This can be fixed by tacking the sides to re-stretch your rug – It is important to ask the professionals about this.
- Tufted rugs with latex backings can begin to delaminate if they have had water damage. The primary backing comes away from the secondary backing causing a rippling effect. Again, leave the rug laying flat until you can take it to a professional.
The key to preventing as much damage as possible is to get your rug dry as quickly as possible. At AllAces Cleaning & Restoration, we have a professional rug cleaning facility with a specialised drying room. This facility allows us to speed dry the rugs, either using fans or heat drying equipment. Give us a call today on 1800 00 1010 to find out more about our rug cleaning service.