What Happens If I let My Rug Sit in Flood Water For Too Long?
Anyone who has lived through a hurricane, heavy rain, or pipe problems and has suffered a resulting flood knows the worry that comes along with having to clean up a home and address all the damage. When a flood occurs, there are so many items to be cleaned up and cared for, among them, hand knotted rugs and kilims. It is extremely important that a flooded rug is removed from sitting water as soon as possible. If at all possible, it is best to lay the rug somewhere flat. Almost as important, it is best to have all flooded rugs professionally cleaned as soon as possible. This is because you want to prevent the rug's fibers from rotting as occurred with the rug photographed above. Even if the fibers do not rot, a flooded rug should be cleaned to prevent the growth of mold or mildew. We often care for flooded rugs and are very successful in saving them for future use and enjoyment. --www.traditionalrugrepair.com