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Tips and Tricks to Deal with Water Damaged Carpets

If you are flood or a nasty leak victim, then you probably already know the damage your possessions can sustain as a result of excess water. If you are lucky, then the damage will only be limited to the surface of the objects and you will be able to save it with utter ease. But in most cases the water permeates in the objects and starts to rot them from within. Take carpets for an example. This soothing and comfortable object can turn into a cesspool of bacteria, germs and viruses if you don’t tackle the water damage immediately.

If you want to know the tips and tricks for handling water damaged carpets then keep on reading.

Fix the Main Problem First

Of course you can’t do anything about a natural flood, but you must definitely control the flood and leaks originating from your house. Start at the ground level and work your way up. Make sure that you seal the water leakage from all fronts. Find out from where the water reached the carpet and take care of it. You can start taking care of the carpet once you ensure that no more water will be coming.

Start the Disinfection Process Immediately

You can never be sure what kind of germs, bacteria and viruses the flood and leak water brought with it. Use the disinfection solution with a little bleach and water on all the affected areas. Use the disinfectant to clean the carpet. You might have to rub it in and will take a lot of energy, but don’t give up till you have seen to all the affected areas. Don’t forget to move the heavy furniture out of the way though. It might be best if you leave the furniture out. This will keep the furniture out of the way and give it time to dry naturally.

 

Let the Drying Commence

There are two ways you can go about it. If you can afford it, then you should rent an industrial size fan. Bring the fan in when you have ensured that everything is completely out of the way and that no electrical wires come into contact with anything wet. Turn the fan on and get ready for a very long wait. It can take up to eighteen hours for the carpet to dry completely.

Another thing you can do it is to hang the carpet out in the sun to dry. But you might have some complications to face with this option. Firstly, the weather might not hold. You need continuous access to sunlight. Another thing you will have to contend with is the waiting. It can take up to thirty six hours for the carpet to dry.

Before you bring it back in, make sure you touch every area to make sure for that everything is dry. Even the smallest wet patch can give rise to mold fungus growth.

Call in the Professionals

You can avoid all this hassle by contacting us immediately. We promise a response time of one in water damage cases. We can also guarantee that by the time we are done with your water damaged carpets, they will be as good as new. You can also contact us for the best carpet steam cleaning service.

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