Jute Rug - Mildew Odor

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Old 09-18-13, 10:01 AM
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Jute Rug - Mildew Odor

Is there any way to kill mildew on a jute rug that does not ruin the rug? I do not see any black mold stains, but the smell is terrible.
 
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Old 09-18-13, 10:39 AM
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Mildew isn't typically hard to kill but the stain it leaves behind is tough to remove.

Why is there mildew in the first place?
 
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Old 09-18-13, 01:30 PM
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The rug was shipped in a plastic wrapping, so I'm assuming it damp when they packaged it up, or it was exposed to humidity during shipping.
 
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Old 09-18-13, 02:53 PM
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OK, that makes sense.

Is the rug stained? If so, I'd look for a replacement or a refund.

If not, is it of a size you can lay out flat on top of something like sawhorses or milk crates so air can circulate above and below?
 
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