When it comes to your home, there is not much worse than water damage. Regardless of the source – natural disasters such as flooding from rivers, lakes, storms, or from pipes that burst – water is not your carpet’s friend. It is important that water damage repair begins immediately.
The damage water causes may not be obvious at first, but it starts as soon as the carpets become wet. Typically, the worst issue is mold. This mold isn’t only unsightly and smelly, it can cause serious health issues.
Without proper treatment, the odors and mold can last for months. Also, the flooring beneath your carpets will be damaged from the water as well. The wood can decay which will lead to cracks and finally, structural damage.
Learn the Steps for Water Damage Repair
Depending on the extent of water damage, there are several steps for treating it.
- Prepare the Space – If you can stop the water at its source, do so. Place aluminum foil under the legs of any furniture. This will stop rust stains on your carpet. Be sure that your drapery and skirts on your furniture are not touch your floors.
- Water Extraction – Removing excess water from your carpets and floors is the first step. It is imperative to remove the excess as quickly as possible as mold can begin to rear its ugly little head in as little as 48 hours. You will need a professional for this and the following step.
- Mold Removal – If the water was extracted quickly, mold will be kept at a minimum. Mold is removed using a steam cleaning process or a steam vapor process. The issue here is that vacuuming can make mold airborne and further contaminate your home’s environment.
Find the Right Professional for Your Water Damage Repair Needs
Serious water damage takes a professional certified in restoration to ensure that the damage is dealt with correctly and quickly. Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care’s experts are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, because water damage doesn’t just happen during typical business hours.
If you have water damaged carpets, give us a call today. As a family owned business, we understand the importance of keeping your family safe and healthy, so don’t wait because water damage won’t. Contact us today.