What to Do with a Soaked Carpet
Nothing is quite as disheartening as walking into your house and realizing you’ve been flooded! Spring snowmelt, a burst water pipe, an overflowed toilet — any and all of these can happen in a house and create an evil surprise. What should you do right away to prevent further damage? Preferred Carpet Care of Redding can help!
Fast Action Necessary
If you have fans, get them set up immediately and blowing air to help dry out the carpet. That alone will not be enough, however, as you will also need professional help to avoid a moldy and ruined carpet. Three things need to be cared for and quickly!
First is the carpet itself. Fibers absorb water and any dirt in the carpet will combine with this water and offer a home for all kinds of unhealthy organisms. Cleaning these out of the carpet ASAP is critical so they don’t reproduce and spread.
Second is finding out the condition of the carpet pad. Getting the water out of this spongy material is difficult for homeowners and this is where professional assistance is most important. Our equipment does more than just clean — it also extracts water, even from a carpet pad.
Third, the condition of the subfloor must be ascertained. Wood will warp and buckle if it has become too wet and adding heat to it can make it worse. Our technicians determine the state of your subfloor and decide whether a complete repair is likely necessary.
Worst Case Scenario?
And if the worst has happened, the carpet and pad will need to be replaced. This can include a vacation disaster, where the flooding started when you left and was not discovered for an extended time. Also, sewage can sometimes make a carpet so contaminated that it is simply not recommended to keep it. In these circumstances, Preferred Carpet Care does not take your money, but simply lets you know that a contractor and new carpet installer is the only solution!
Preferred Carpet Care of Redding is here to help if you experience a flooded carpet in Redding and its surrounding areas.
- Posted by Rod Barth
- On May 4, 2017