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What to do if your valuable rug was damaged during a water-related accident?

Water damage cleaning & restoration / repair

Accidents and natural disasters happen (e.g., flood water or accidental water runoff from a sink, water from a potted plant leaking to the antique rugs next to or under it) and damage your valuable antique Oriental & Persian or your state-of-the-art modern rugs. In such a situation, you might question if your rugs can be restored in the case of a water damage.

Hand-knotted Oriental and Persian rugs are woven by a combination of the components warps and wefts which mutually build their foundation. On rectangular rugs, wefts are running on the width of the rug (are sealed by the sidecord) while warps are running on the length of the rug (and end in the fringes which are secured by fringe double knotting). Silk, wool, viscose yarn which is woven on top and around the foundation is called pile.