Experiencing any disaster that causes a serious amount of flood or water damage to your home can be overwhelming. Water damage from floods, rainfall, hail storms and other severe natural disasters cost homeowners millions of dollars in repairs every year. Having wet carpet in your home immediately poses serious health risks to you and your family. Wet carpet creates a perfect environment for mold to grow within the walls of your home, and once mold has begun to grow it can be difficult to remove. When carpets have been heavily drenched with water, water extraction is the best way to get you headed in the right direction of proper water damage restoration.
How Does Water Extraction & Drying Work?
Before you begin water extraction, you must first determine if the water that has damaged your carpet was clean or not. If the water damage came from a place like an overflowed toilet or other contaminated water source, then do not attempt to extract the water from your carpet. Instead, you need to immediately rip that carpet out and remove it from your home. This should be replaced with new carpet. For proper water extraction of clean water from your carpet, it is necessary to call in a professional. A professional carpet cleaning company has all of the essential equipment needed to completely extract the water that is soaking into your carpet and thoroughly dry the carpet using industrial fans and equipment.
Steam Carpet Cleaning
After the water has been properly extracted from your carpet, it is time to now have your carpet cleaned. There are some people who believe that once the water has been extracted from their carpet that having the carpet cleaned is not necessary, but this is not true. Although the water has been removed from your carpet, that does not mean that all the dirt and dust and debris that has settled onto your carpet is removed. A professional carpet cleaning service will remove all of the filth that has settled onto your carpet from the disaster that caused the damage in the first place. Any stains that were previous to the disaster will also be removed, leaving your carpet looking fresh and new.
Professional Carpet Deodorizer
Following the water extraction and thorough carpet cleaning, now is a great time to deodorize your carpet. Many home owners will deodorize their carpet before the cause of the foul odor is removed. This is counterproductive as the foul smell will eventually return if all you do is simply mask it for a short amount of time. However, after completely removing the source of the smell, your carpet is ready to be properly deodorized. There are many products at the store that can help with this, but for the most effective methods, contact Carpet Care 2000.