Walking into a room that has inches of water saturating the carpet can be quite disheartening. Water can be destructive and cause damages to your home that can be costly to repair. One of the biggest damages takes place on your flooring. Depending on the water you are dealing with, your carpet could be saved without risking the health of you and your family. Carpet Care 2000 is here to talk about some steps you can take to salvage the carpet in your house after water damage.
Find the Source of the Water Disaster Emergency
This step is important for obvious reasons. The first thing you need to do is determine whether or not you are dealing with sanitary water or unsanitary water. This will be the deciding factor as to whether or not you can salvage your carpeting. If you are dealing with sewage water or other sources of contaminated water, the carpet will need to be thrown out immediately to avoid a health risk.
Stop the Flow of Water
Until the water leak is fixed, you will continue to have a problem. Find the problem and eliminate it so you can focus on making arrangements to clean it up. This may require the help of professionals including plumbers if the leak is too complicated to fix on your own.
Remove Excess Standing Water After a Flood
With the use of a wet/dry vacuum, try to remove as much of the water as possible. These vacuums are the most effective way to get rid of water that has accumulated from a leak. If you find you don’t have the equipment to remove water, you may want to consider hiring the work done by professionals that have the proper tools and equipment to make clean up quick.
Use Portable Blower Fans to Speed Up Carpet Drying Time
After you have removed all the water that you can, bringing in large fans can help speed up the drying process. The fans need to be left on the floor for quite some time. The carpet may feel dry to you, but it most likely isn’t dry all the way through. If your home has sustained water damage, the fans need to be left on for a week to ensure the flooring is completely dried.
Dehumidifiers Help Remove Moisture
Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air and help speed up the drying process as well. As they remove moisture from the air, it helps keep the air cool as well and this will keep mold and mildew growth to a minimum.
Steam Carpet Cleaning
After your carpet has been through water damage, you will need to have your carpets steam cleaned to help with odor associated with water damage and to sanitize the carpeting. Most of the time carpet padding needs to be replaced after water damage, so this may have to take place as well.
Clean Up After a Flood
Any surface that was affected by water, should be cleaned. You will need to most likely clean the walls and baseboards, as well as check any of the furniture that was in the room and could have sustained damage as well.
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If you have had a leak in your home and suffered water damage as a result, it is a big undertaking and requires a lot of work to clean it up. You need to use the proper equipment to avoid any mold or mildew growth in your home. Carpet Care 2000 offers around the clock flood and water damage repair and can get your home cleaned up in no time. Call us today!