Carpet Water Damage And How To Deal With It
Carpet water damage is messy even in the slightest cases. If you’ve ever stepped on a wet carpet while
wearing only socks, you’ll know what I mean.
In the case of carpet flood damage, the problem multiplies exponentially,
but the good news is, if it is treated within 48 hours of becoming wet, it can
in all likelihood be saved.
Carpet water removal is twofold; first you must remove the
excess water from the carpet. This is
known as extraction. Carpet water
extraction is typically done using high powered pumps or wet-dry vacuum units. Once the water is removed, you will still
find the carpet wet to the touch.
Secondary drying is accomplished by opening all windows and doors, and
using fans or other air movers to circulate as much air as possible and remove
moisture from surfaces as possible.
You’ll also want to pull up the carpet and dry and clean the
flooring underneath. Water under carpet is
a prime breeding ground for carpet mold.
Carpet mold removal is a very difficult process that should only be done
by a professional, due to the various health hazards it entails.
Carpets should be dried out, preferably outside, and
preferably lying flat. Failure to do so
may result in the carpet not fitting as it should when it is reinstalled.
For best results, contact your local carpet water damage
professionals. The best company will be
IICRC certified, on call 24/7, and able to handle all of your carpet water
damage or water restoration needs.
Call the pros today for a free estimate.
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