There aren’t very many things quite as scary as watching flood waters rise. As the water reaches your home, you learn very quickly that nothing is going to stop it. The only thing you can do is cross your fingers that it subsides quickly, so you can begin water damage restoration.
Before you return to your home, do make sure that the electricity is off. Depending on the amount of water that entered your home, you will want to ensure that it is structurally sound. If the flood waters were only a couple of inches deep, this shouldn’t be an issue. Finally, make sure no small critters – such as snakes – came into your home with the water.
When it comes to your carpets, mold is the biggest issue you will need to deal with. It can take a few days for it to appear, but even before you can see it – or smell it – it is starting to grow. Drying out your carpets is of utmost importance.
Mold will not only make your home smell, it can be a health hazard for you and your family.
Learn how the Professionals Remove Water from Flooded Carpet
If you have water damage, it is typically best to call a professional for help. Water damage restoration is more than simply getting the water out of your carpet. You will also need to consider the padding and sub floor, all of which can be damaged.
A professional water damage restoration company will be able to treat the carpet to keep mold from growing and your carpet’s backing from disintegrating. They will also determine what actions need to be taken for the padding and sub floor.
Connect with Precision Carpet for Your Water Damage Restoration Needs
At Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care our team is trained and certified in emergency water damage restoration. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Water damage won’t wait, so you shouldn’t either. Give us a call now, so we can save your carpets.