How Mold Can Enter Your Home and Damage Your Rug

How Can Mold Get to Your Persian Rug?

You may think mold could never make it to your Persian rug, but the truth is that mold could be growing right now. Please check your rugs frequently.

There are numerous ways that your Persian rug can become a host to a variety of fungi, bacteria, mycobacteria, and actinomycetes molds. Consistently and constantly monitoring your rugs for mold growth is the best way to prevent irreversible damage.

Due to the absorbent qualities of wool, water and moisture can easily make their way into many Persian rugs. Because of this, small and common occurrences in your household might just be what sparks mildew growth in your Persian rug. Some of these occurrences could be a small, slow leak from plumping, a leak air conditioning system, a dripping sprinkler system, or a potted plant sitting a little too close to your rug. As mildew grows, it becomes destructive and creates rotting on the foundation of your rug, and eventually surrounding areas, such as your flooring, walls, and furniture.

Mold can also cause illness. If you have detected mold in your house, before you worry about your rug or any other items in your house, please take care of your own health. Read the following article to see if you may be showing any symptoms of mold related illnesses.

This Persian rug is rotting away due to mold and mildew damage.

How Do I Restore My Rugs After They Have Been Damaged by Mold?
Mold is not only pesky, but it is dangerous, too. Please make sure you take your rug to a professional after detecting mold growing in your home. If mold is not properly removed, it can still come back and wreak havoc once more.

When your rug is professionally washed and cleaned at Behnam Rugs, we will wash it with our special live bacteria enzyme wash made specifically for mold. A light, acidic vinegar will be applied to your rug. It will kill the mold but not your rug! We will also dry your rug in natural, direct ultraviolet sunlight in order to kill any leftover mold and odor.

How to Save Your Rugs After a Flood

How to Save a Flooded Rug

When water pipes in your house freeze and break, your sink or toilet overflows, your washing machine or water heater breaks a hose, your skylight cracks, or your roof leafs, it seems that the water always finds its way to the most valuable things in your home. While we cannot offer much advice on how to save your computer, we can help you save your rug.

Persian and Oriental rugs are naturally absorbent due to the qualities of their fibers. If you have a wool rug or a wool blend rug, your rug will be especially absorbent. When your home is flooded, the water that fills it is not pure. It is often dirty and mixed with chemicals and waste. This water can cause color run-off and damage to the fibers of your rug.

When your rug has received water damage, the first thing to do is to extract the excess water out of the rug. You can blot it with towels or cloth. If you have access to a water extractor, and you know how to use it, use it. If you have access to a water extractor, but you are not 100% sure on how to use it, do not use it. The damage from flooding can be reversed. The damage from mishandling a rug with a water extractor might not be so easily fixed.

Soaked rugs tend to have colors run or bleed, and they also emit a moldy or musty smell. Your rug’s foundation will also weaken the longer you leave the water in the rug. All of this could result in permanent damage to your rug. It is important that you call a professional rug cleaner to help you with your rug so that permanent damage does not occur.

Behnam Rug will be able to completely extract the water from your rug, remove any mold, eliminate odors, and reverse color bleeding/color running. Behnam Rugs provides all of these services and more, so contact us if you need assistance.

You may be able to have your insurance provider cover the cost of cleaning and repair. At Behnam Rugs, we can assist you with settling insurance cases, rug appraisals, and insurance quotes. You should always have an up-to-date appraisal, as most insurance companies will not honor an appraisal older than three years.

For more information about water damage, flooded rugs, insurance claims, and Persian rugs in general, please call 972-733-0400.

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