We at Carpet Care 2000 continue to answer frequently asked questions concerning water damage. Water damage is exceptionally detrimental to homes and businesses. The water can decompose materials as well as make porous materials susceptible to mold and mildew growth. Some of the water damage restoration questions we frequently get asked are found below.
Q: Is my house safe from mold once the standing water has been removed from a room?
Removing the water isn’t the only concern when it comes to water damage. There are still potential issues that can inflict the structure and affected materials such as carpet, even if the water seems to have disappeared or has been extracted. Most problems will be obvious once the structure has been completely and thoroughly dried. For example, in as little as 24 to 48 hours if structural drying is not in process, mold can become a big problem within carpet fibers and other surfaces.
Q: Can I just as effectively clean and dry wet carpet myself?
Immediately attending to a small spill in the middle of the floor can be easily handled by yourself. However, the flooring, baseboards, or drywall could appear to be dry and damage free after water has completely saturated it and dried. What rapidly becomes a catastrophe is what you can’t see behind the wall or under the flooring. The dark cavities found in these places are the ultimate venue for mold and mildew growth. Fans, shop vacs, and other equipment that is available to the public is not adequate to remove enough moisture or deliver enough air movement to help prevent further damage. In addition to our truck mounted machines with powerful suction and extraction, professionals like Carpet Care 2000 have commercial grade drying equipment to ensure carpet is completely dried.
Q: How does a professional company dry wet carpets?
The drying process will begin following the water extraction and once the affected area is contained as well as the damaged materials that are not salvageable removed. To facilitate the drying process and remove and control the humidity levels in the air dehumidifiers are set up along with specialized high-speed industrial air movers.
Q: Will my house be monitored frequently?
According to the moisture content, equipment is set up so it will operate as efficiently as possible. In order to make proper adjustments, the progress will need to be checked and monitored regularly.
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We will continue to answer more questions concerning water damage in future blogs, but if your home or business is experiencing a flood, water leak or other water damage, it is crucial you call in the experts of Carpet Care 2000 as soon as possible to save your carpets!