With spring and summer comes rain and lots of it. Unfortunately, this can also lead to flooding. It goes without saying that water and carpeting don’t mix. Here’s what you need to do if the worst happens and your carpets end up wet.
It doesn’t really matter how your carpets come in contact with water. It could be flooding from a storm or a hurricane or even a broken pipe or hot water heater. What matters is what you do after it happens.
What to Do after Your Carpets Become Wet
The first thing you need to do is take action. Don’t wait and hope that they will dry out on their own. Within hours of becoming wet, mold starts to grow even if you can’t see it. If it takes hold, your carpets will be ruined and you’ll have to get rid of them.
If it is a small area, you can try to hose up as much water as possible with a shop vac or home carpet cleaning machine. Once you get the water up, you can then place large fans around the area to help dry up the remaining water.
The only issue with this is that it is very difficult to get the padding dry as well. The top of your carpet may appear dry, but underneath it could still be wet. If this is the case, then you’ll have issues going forward.
The best course of action is to call a professional carpet cleaning service immediately. They have the equipment and know-how to get all of the water out of your carpets and save them, so they won’t have to be replaced.
Give Us a Call at Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to deal with any water issues you may have. Don’t wait if you have wet carpets. Call us, right now, to get the help you need with water damage restoration in Jacksonville, FL and surrounding areas.