Mold Damage

Persian rug with mold damage
Moths? Nope! Try mold. This antique Persian rug is rotting away.

You may think mold could never grow on your rug, but it could be growing right now! Please check your rugs. There are numerous ways that your Persian rug can become a host to a variety of fungi, bacteria, mycobacteria, and actinomycetes molds if not monitored. Rugs can absorb water and moisture over time from slow water leaks in your plumbing and air conditioning, a dripping sprinkler system, or a potted plant sitting too close to your rug. These situations will create the perfect growing environment for mildew, and as it grows, it becomes destructive and rots the foundation of your rug- and surrounding areas, too!

When you have your rug professionally washed and cleaned at Persian Rug Cleaner, we will wash the mildew away with our special live bacteria enzyme wash. We will also wash it with a light mix of acidic vinegar to eliminate the mold and contaminants. We will also lay your rug out in direct sunshine for a short period of time, as the ultraviolet rays will kill any mildew that could still be on your rug even after washing.

If mold damage is discovered in the early stages, your rug may only need a proper washing and drying to be restored. In more severe cases, your rug will likely need to patched or rewoven. Fortunately, Persian Rug Cleaner has over 39 years of experience dealing with all sorts of rug issues. You can trust us to fix even the most difficult rug problems.

Do you think you see mildew on your rug? If you need help identifying a mystery spot on your rug, call us at 972-447-9600 or email us photos of your rug. Mold is a serious health risk, so we strongly suggest sending us a photo of your rug or having it inspected by any professional if you feel that there is even the slightest chance of mildew growing on your rug. There is no obligation to proceed with any of our services.