3 Things To Do If Your Carpet Has Water Damage

3 Things To Do If Your Carpet Has Water Damage

When carpets get water damaged, woven fibres get detached from the polyurethane backing. Because of this, it leaves no alternative other than changing the carpet backing. However, if water damage carpets are attended to fairly quickly. You can save your carpets.

Here are some tips which will be useful when saving a water-damaged carpet

Act quickly

Time is of the essence in the case of carpet water damage. Mould, fungus and bacteria can start to flourish after a mere twelve hours.
What you need to do immediately.

  • Stop the water leak straight away.
  • Remove any books, magazines or anything else off the floor.
  • Remove any rugs, throw pillows and light furniture.
  • Contact a reputable water damage service business like ourselves.
  • Speak with your insurance company, as it may cover the damage.
  • Clean water damage.

If your carpet gets wet with (clean) water coming from a damaged pipe, overflowing sink, leaking appliances. Or water coming from the toilet and bathroom overflow with the presence of urine, warm water heater leaks, or any possible spills where water is mixed with impurities. Then the carpets can be restored and cleaned without replacement – if there are no marks of big damage. Get rid of standing water using truck mounted extraction machine while positioning dehumidifiers and air movers in the wet carpet.

It speeds up the drying procedure while eliminating the appearance of mildew and mould. Your water damage carpet cleaning can provide for the machine and the necessary experience from beginning to end.

Dirty/harmful water damage

If your carpet has been wet or damaged by water containing feces or raw sewage from drainage. Or water coming from outside (which moves first in the ground before going inside the house and then soiling the carpet). Then this water is laden with germs and pathogens that are clear threats to the safety and health of the occupants.

Those carpets damaged by water should be removed and be discarded. It should be done by professionals with the application of an anti-microbial agent to sub-floor surfaces. There are no short cuts taken, and strict observance to industry rules must be followed.

There are guidelines and standards for carpet restoration caused by damaging water. Which only your professional carpet cleaning company can solve. Don’t try to do it yourself, as doing so might make you sick.

To take action fast for water damaged carpets. Call us on 1300 300 243 or send us an email to request a quote.

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