How To Prevent Carpet Water Damage

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Did you ever confront with carpet damage caused by a flood or another type of water pipe problem? This is, by far, one of the biggest fears all homeowners have. Coming back from a relaxing vacation to discover that a pipe has burst into the kitchen and the living room and kitchen area are soaking wet, while your furniture and carpets are floating into the water is never fun. An old washing machine that was left unsupervised and that somehow broke down and overflowed or a leaky rooftop could also trigger small disasters in your home. Since these problems usually catch us off guard and they come without any previous introduction, dealing with the damage must be done as soon as possible. It could save you a lot of money and energy; the sooner you act, the better. Here are the immediate steps to take when confronted with any kind of water damage in your home.

Call Professional Water Damage Services Straight Away

The faster you can remove the water from your home, the lower the risk of dealing with serious carpet water damage. Carpets should be thoroughly cleaned and dried within 24 up to 48 hours, and a professional carpet cleaning service should be called straight away. These experts can accurately evaluate the problem and the degree of the damage and tell you which is the most efficient course of action.

Immediately Restore Your Carpets

To keep the water damage at a minimum, you should focus on restoring your carpets and area rugs  with the help of expert services like the ones offered by NYC Steam Cleaning. While you might fear you will need to invest in new carpeting, this might not always be the case. The catch is to act quickly and contact experienced carpet cleaning and restoration services that will assess the extent of the damage and determine the amount of water present. There are also times when the water might be contaminated with additional substances, or it can be pure, in which case the carpets can be restored more easily.

In case your carpets have been damaged because of a leaky pipe, chances are the water that has affected your carpets and flooring was clean. If it came from an overflowing toilet or a river during a flood, you are probably looking at contaminated water. The carpets, however, might still be salvageable.

Use A Fan/Dehumidifier For Faster Dry Times

A carpet could take a few days to dry off completely after it has been affected by water. The process can go faster with the help of a fan that could be held on for 24 hours a day for seven days. If you do not own a powerful fan, you could consider renting a high-powered one.

To keep mold and mildew at a minimum, you should also use a good dehumidifier that can pull the moisture out of the carpet, as well as the air. You should see a noticeable difference in the time needed for your carpets to dry completely.

If your carpet is already covered in a lot of mold, it might be harder to recover. On the other hand, smaller amounts of mold would normally mean your carpet should be saved without too much hassle and complications. Mold will trigger unpleasant odors as well as a series of breathing and allergy-related problems, so it should be completely eradicated as soon as possible. Professional carpet cleaning companies work with advanced tools and equipment that can eliminate all traces of mold and mildew from all types of carpets. The sooner you will contact us to handle your emergency, the more likely you are to restore your carpets and not have to make a new purchase.

Check Your Furniture

Furniture is also known to be affected by floods and burst pipes. And it is also an ideal place that could hide water damage that might not be immediately visible to the eye. You will need to remove all pieces of furniture from the rooms that have been subjected to the flood and accurately inspect your carpets. This should also help prevent the mold from latching onto it, which should save you from even more headache later on. If you have small children inside the household, or you or someone else suffers from asthma and other breathing problems, it is critical that you leave no traces of water, mold, mildew and dirt caused by a flood in your home. They could severely affect your health and well-being in the long run.

Contact the expert NYC Steam Cleaning services right now if you are dealing with any kind of water damage emergency. Let us come to your help with our modern day water damage restoration equipment and tools and our long years of experience and thank us later!

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 I have hired them two times and have been highly pleased. Our pet was not very nice to this carpet and they were capable to get it clean. They also did my upholstery and the whole thing looks great. Their service charges are very rational and the workers have arrived within few minutes.


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