Water damage is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. It can happen quickly and without warning. Whether it is a storm or a broken pipe, your home and carpets will begin to show the effects of water damage almost immediately, and that’s why you can’t wait to start the cleanup process.
Oftentimes when a home has water damage, people think one of two things about their carpets. They feel the carpet can sit and dry on its own or they think the carpet is already ruined and there is nothing that can be done. Both of these are incorrect.
Instead, you need to call a professional immediately. That means even if it is in the middle of the night, you need to call right then. Even waiting a few hours can cause issues. The longer you wait, the more damage can happen. If you call quickly, your carpets can be saved.
What Happens to Wet Carpet
- Structural Damage – A wet carpet will start to wrinkle and stretch very quickly. If this happens you will notice waves in your carpet. Even cleaning your carpet with too much water can cause this to happen. That’s why the professionals use steam instead.
- Mildew and Mold – This is where the real damage and health hazards come into play. Very quickly, mold and mildew will begin to grow in your carpet. You may not see it at first, but it will be there. This can lead to serious health hazards for you and your family especially if one of your family members has asthma or allergies. In addition, the mold won’t just stay in your carpet. It will spread throughout your home.
If you have had any type of water damage, don’t try to handle it yourself. Instead, give us a call at Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care. We are here to help whenever you need us, so don’t wait. Give us a call today.