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H•C•NAHIGIAN & SONS • 5140 Golf Road, Skokie, Illinois 60077 • 847.676.2500
 
Donít Get Your Rug Wet Or Itíll Turn Into A Monster

July 8, 2014

After a recent storm passing through the Chicagoland area, many basements in our area were flooded, wreaking havoc on a number of items - including rugs. No wonder HC Nahigian was also flooded with calls of our own from many homeowners calling us to come pick up their wet rugs. After the storm passed, several more came to the store with their rugs in plastic bags. 

They did do one thing right: When your rug is soaking wet, the last thing you want to do is wait to get it to a drier state. You've got to get more aggressive than simply "air drying."

How do we handle it at HC Nahigian once we receive a rug that feels like it got dropped in Lake Michigan?

First, we need to get the bulk of the water out of that rug as quickly as possible with the help of a shop vac cleaner. Easy as that? Not quite. Even with the water that's been taken out of the rug at this point, we're still often dealing with a rug that can weigh hundreds of pounds. 

Next, we need to get the rug into our plant for a solid washing. This can help prevent a host of problems from setting in, such as mildew, color run, color transfer and odor.  

Getting a soaked rug out of your basement doesn't have to be anything to panic about, but it's certainly the kind of thing you absolutely want to act on today, not tomorrow. So give the experts at HC Nahigian a call at 847.676.2500 to make sure it's in the very best of hands.

After all, we'd hate to see a little water transform your rug into something you'll have nightmares about.

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