Typically, stories of local flood damage to homes causes an increase in homeowners looking for professional carpet care for their flood damaged flooring. Flooding causes a considerable amount of damage to homes every year, and most home owners are lucky enough to be able to salvage their carpet after a flood. If treated promptly after damage has occurred, carpet can actually be restored to its original state and have a long life afterwards as well. Unfortunately flooding usually occurs when we are least prepared to deal with its effects. There are some steps you can take before the professionals arrive that will help salvage your carpet.
Stop the Water at its Source
If it is possible for you to do so; stop the water at its source. Obviously in a flood situation that is caused by nature, like rain fall it is impossible for you to stop the rain. However, if the flooding in your home is from a broken or leaky pipe, turn your water off immediately. For your safety and the safety of your family, turn off your electricity as well. Remove all electronic devices form the area of your home that is flooded, only if it is completely safe to do so. Avoid walking on wet carpet, as this will likely cause even more damage with stains and forcing more water into your carpets padding.
Remove Furniture from Flooded Area
Remove any furniture that you can from the flooded area, this will make it easy for the professionals to treat your floor when they arrive and help your carpet from getting damaged even more. Permanent rust stains from furniture can occur on your carpet if the furniture is left sitting for a certain amount of time. Be sure to check under beds and other large pieces of furniture that you are unable to move. Remove any items that may cause stains to your carpet or be damaged themselves.
Water Extraction, Structural Drying, Flood Damage Restoration & More in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, Duluth, Stone Mountain, Covington, Conyers, Loganville & Atlanta Georgia
A professional carpet cleaning company has the proper equipment to successfully extract all of the water from your home and carpet. Contacting a professional carpet cleaning company after a flood is also your best bet to keep out any possibility of mold growing in your home. Once mold grows, it can spread quickly throughout a house and is not easily removed. D & M Carpet Cleaning will eliminate all water, moisture and mold from your carpet after a flood has occurred. Your carpet will be left as good as new with the fantastic service that D & M Carpet Cleaning provides to each and every customer.