The odds of homeowners experiencing floods and water damage inside their home are highly likely with the plethora of variables. Resulting in standing water blanketing your carpets and other flooring options, pipes can burst, appliances malfunction, sewers back up, and other such examples being the cause. When it comes to carpets being saturated by flooded water, the damage can detrimental if not immediately taken care of or properly restored; mold mildew, bacteria and other contaminants can get locked in the fibers causing harm to your health in addition to the damage done to the carpets and surrounding areas along with expediting the natural decay process. We at Affordable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning would like to touch on the basics of water restoration, specifically where carpets are involved.
Flooded Carpet Water Damage Cleanup & Restoration; Extraction, Drying, Cleaning, Sanitizing & Deodorizing
Complete Water Extraction: The number one priority is to fully remove all of the excess water. Removing the furniture and clutter from the space to identify the extent of the problem and effectively remove the water is a fairly standardized process to begin. The damage to the carpeting, padding, baseboards, casing, drywall, and insulation is evaluated because the of the organic materials ability to facilitate the growth of mold and other microbes. As the water extraction is primary focus, determining what can be saved after in depth inspection is conducted once the standing water is completely extracted. The pooled watered is easily removed with the use of professional quality equipment that includes the water pumps.
Total Drying Process: To pull out the remaining moisture that has been absorbed, our experts set up a strategic pattern of industrial strength air mover fans and dehumidifiers to expedite the drying process. The fans circulate air around the wet items for the wicking moisture off of the saturated materials, and to ensure the excess moisture in the air is drawn out, the dehumidifiers are in place. Using moisture meters during the drying process, professionals are able to monitor the progress. The moisture meter uses probes to detect the level of moisture in a specific location that is drying so the specialists can better keep tabs on the rate the carpet and other affected areas are drying. On average, the complete drying process takes several days, but factors influence the duration such as how quickly you retained professional aid, the severity of the water damage, and current climate conditions.
Deep Carpet Cleaning, Sanitizing & Deodorizing Treatments: Once the carpets and structure are fully dried and professionals confirm the carpets can be saved, the carpets and maybe even the subfloor, depending on the individual circumstances, will need to be deeply cleaned and treated for proper sanitation and neutralizing the odors. Because of the composition of fibers, the carpets are at a high risk of absorbing bacteria and odors, especially in the event that the carpets were damaged to sewer backups. Our professionals will conduct a meticulously detailed carpet cleaning with detergents designed to destroy harmful microbes. If necessary, additional treatments may be applied to ensure the sanitation of your carpets. By the conclusion of the service, your carpets are completely cleaned, sanitized and deodorized, leaving them fresh and clean.