Flooded rugs

While some losses caused by superstorm Sandy can never be replaced, many communities on the East Coast are coming together and slowly rebuilding.   With respect to the damage caused to peoples' rugs and kilims damaged by flood waters, we have recommended that all our clients resist the temptation to roll up their damaged rugs and wait to have them cleaned.  Our suggestion is for all affected to leave their rugs to lie flat and have them professionally cleaned as soon as possible.  A rug's colors can run when there is a flood, as is shown in the pictures below.  However, with a proper cleaning and some stain amelioration, flooded rugs can be restored.  Our best wishes to all our neighbors who were affected by superstorm Sandy.  --www.traditionalrugrepair.com