Carpet Water Damage And Your Home
Carpet is a beautiful, but expensive addition to any home,
and taking proper care of it is vital if it is to remain appealing to the eye
for many years to come. Of course the
occasional stains and spill are going to occur, but carpet flood damage is a
problem that can have long lasting repercussions if not properly treated.
Carpet water removal should begin as soon as possible….if
the carpet is wet for less than 48 hours, it should be salvageable. Letting it water under carpet remain for
extended period invites the onset of carpet mold, which can spread rapidly,
smell horrendous, be hazardous to your health, and prove extraordinarily
difficult to remove. Carpet mold removal
should be handled by a professional.
Carpet water extraction is done with heavy duty pumps or wet
dry vacuums. Be sure to drain the water
far from your home. You’ll need fans and
blowers to remove residual moisture that may be leftover.
One step that is commonly missed (probably because it’s such
a pain to do) is to take up carpet and dry and clean the flooring
underneath. This is important so as to
prevent the growth of mold or mildew.
The carpet should be allowed to dry thoroughly (say for a
day or two), preferably outside in cool dry conditions. Let it dry flat so that it will retain its
dimensions and will be able to be put back down easily later on.
For best results, contact your local IICRC certified water
damage restoration specialists. They
will be well equipped to take care of your carpet, offering extraction, drying,
carpet mold remediation, and re-installation.
Call today for a free estimate.
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