Water damaged carpet is more difficult to treat or restore. It’s a case to case condition and usually only those saturated with unsanitary, dirty water are the ones that cannot be restored. On the other hand, mild damaged carpet caused by sanitary water remains restorable.
Water leaks and flooding can seriously affect your beautiful carpets. When water invades your floor, it is necessary to figure out what kind of water is leaking to your carpet. The thing to know is the degree of water that leaks and whether it is hygienic or not. If leaks are considered clean like the plain water, the possibility for restoring the carpet is high.
First is to hire a plumber who will determine the cause of leaks. In extreme conditions, it is recommended also to create tiny holes through the drywalls. Holes will release stagnant or left over water. The next thing to do is to remove pieces of furniture from the area, including your carpet. Take away also the nails, glue, and strips on the floor. Throw away the damaged padding. Wet padding cannot be treated and reused once it is saturated with water.
It’s time to make your own decision for the water damaged carpet. Will you apply the do-it-yourself cleaning or hire the services of professional cleaners? For slight leaks with sanitary water, cleaning can be done by yourself. It’s a good idea because you can fix the leaking and carpet with less difficulty. For larger leaks, flood, and unsanitary water, hiring experts is the right bet. Get in touch also with the insurance company and report the incident. Insurance firms will tell you which part is covered by a policy, helping you to get the better solution. Often, insurance companies have tie up with carpet cleaning contractors. They may refer to you a reliable outworker.
Whether you are using the do-it-yourself cleaning or employing a contractor, the steps to follow are similar. Discard the saturated padding, wash clean the carpet, lift up the carpet, and dry the floor and the carpet. Immediate action matters most when treating water damaged carpet. Efficient drying requires dehumidifier and big fans. Twelve hours or more is required to dry up carpets and reduce damage. Thorough drying is a must for carpets to avoid the growth of mold. So many times floods can lead to mold because there is water in places people don’t know about and don’t properly clean like the carpet.. Unsanitary water from sewage, flood water, and polluted sources needs special method of treatment. If it doesn’t work, replacing it is the cruel remedy.
If carpet is affected greatly by black water, disposal of the carpet and padding is needed. Discard them right away. It is not advisable to save the carpet soaked with dirty water as it will only pose health issues. The best way to do is dispose the whole thing quickly.
If carpet is exposed to minor unsanitary water like urine and water from toilet, follow the steps for the sanitary leak. Discard only the padding and have an in-depth sanitizing and disinfecting of the carpet. This way, you are safeguarding the wellbeing of the people.
Test the solution or disinfectant you’ll use on a portion of your carpet. It allows you to know if such chemical is appropriate to the carpet or not. If no problem happens, continue to disinfect the carpet. Remember to discard its padding when leak is detected. A professional contractor is capable of restoring the damaged carpet to take charge of the job for you. It is a smarter bet to allow professionals to do it than putting the burden on your shoulder.
With professional treatment, your carpets can be restored and prevented from having mold, smell and replacement. Remember, carpets are expensive investments that should be taken care of all the time. Households can always find ways to prevent carpets from molding or replacement.