If you’ve had a fire or flood in your home, then it’s certain you’ll have water damage. The amount of water that the carpet and the padding underneath absorb is incredible. If it isn’t removed properly, you can have problems with mold, mildew, spores, fungi, along with other dangerous things. You should always get specialists into your home to remove water damage as there are some methods to do it that can be dangerous.
What Kind of Water Caused the Damage? Is It Category 1, 2 or 3?
The type of water that damaged your carpet will determine whether or not it can be restored. Leaking pipes are sanitary and aren’t likely to have bacteria or other harmful contaminants. Carpet caused by sanitary sources can be restored. Unsanitary sources like dishwasher or toilet overflows, are possible health hazards and the carpets will need to be replaced. If the water damage is caused by black water, the carpet will always need to be replaced. Black water can be caused by sewage backup or flood and will almost always be contaminated.
How to Dry & Clean Wet Carpet Fast
1. The carpet needs to be dried as soon as possible. This cannot be stressed enough. You will need good air circulation. Use at least two fans with high velocities and a dehumidifier in each room being treated. Open any windows you can. If you can rent fans, then get as many fans as you can and run them until the carpet is dry. Once they’re dry, run the fans an additional 24 to 48 hours. The padding underneath the carpet is pretty much impossible to clean and you will almost always need to replace it.
2. You will need to avoid any contact with the carpet while it dries. This includes moving furniture and walking on it. More so for wooden furniture. The stains and dyes used in wooden furniture can be absorbed and stain the carpet and the furniture can also absorb the water still in the floor and damage it. Walking on the furniture will not only further stain the wet carpet but can cause the glue backing to separate from the fibers of the carpet.
3. If mold, mildew, spores, fungi, and other dangerous fungi develop in the carpets, you will need chemical cleansers that are concentrated to kill any bacteria and organisms the lead to secondary water damage in your home. These cleaners will disinfect, deodorize and will also restore any non-physical damage to water-damaged carpet. The chemicals in these cleaners can be dangerous and is the reason it’s so important to let specialists take care of it.
Water Damage Removal in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, Duluth, Stone Mountain, Covington, Conyers, Loganville & Atlanta Georgia
Carpet that has been damaged by flooding will need professional assistance. We have the tools, know how and experience to restore the carpet safely. It will cost money to hire professionals but will save you money in the long run. We can also determine if the carpet can even be restored or replaced. This will be determined by how long the carpet has been wet. Carpet damaged by fire or flood can be stressful and might cause potential health issues for your family if it isn’t taken care of the right way. Call the water damage specialists at DM Carpet Cleaning to take advantage of their experience.