Water Damage is the Worst.
Water exposure can cause severe problems for wool textiles. The moisture can cause the wool to rot, mould, or brown, all of which can be permanent and irreversible problems. The water can also cause the dyes to bleed and run into the lighter areas of the design. Lastly, the moisture can cause the wool to cling to itself, much like a suit in a washing machine, causing its shape to become deformed. To avoid these issues, send in the textile for immediate servicing.
Rug Water Damage Restoration Services
Rug Blocking and Reshaping
Restoring the Shape of Your Priceless Rug
As described above, we restore priceless Oriental rugs to their original shape after water damage has caused the fibres to cling together. The process is harmless to the textile and is guaranteed to restore the original form of the rug. Watch the video below to see the process in action.
Dye Stripping Services
If You Have Dyes that Have Bled we Can Strip Them
We use specialised wool safe dye stripping chemicals to remove excess dyes safely. Dyes are not permanent unless you wait until the dye sites are saturated and settled. If you notice that the dyes have bled, give us a call immediately, and we will strip the excess colour from the textile.
Rapid Moisture Extraction Service
Removing Water Efficiently Prevents Shape Distortion
Artisans often make rugs with multiple types of fibres. As a result, they dry at different lengths of time which can cause the shape or pile of the textile to warp. The built-up moisture can also lead to browning, mould, or foul odours from bacteria. Rapid moisture extraction prevents these problems.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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The first step in the rug water damage restoration process is to clean the rug. Depending on if there is mould or bacteria, we tailor our cleaning formula to your rugs needs. We then work on reshaping, colour correction, or any other service that your textile may need.
Restretching is a process that generally takes between 2-3 weeks. Water damage restoration is a process that requires ample energy. If the water damage restoration process involves colour correction, that number may be longer.
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