Backed up sewers, burst pipes, deteriorated plumbing fixtures, malfunctioning appliances and leaky rooftops are all examples of how water damage occurs to homes. With the many different variables of any of these catastrophes coming to pass, the likelihood of a homeowner enduring water damage is high. Excessive water expedites deterioration and breeds mold and mildew. It is important that those experiencing water damage, no matter the cause, contact a professional water damage restoration expert to extract the standing water, expedite the drying process, and treat carpets as quickly as possible to avoid costly damages. With that in mind, we at Custom Carpet Cleaning would like to share the basic water restoration process for a better understanding of the extent of the process.
Water Extraction Process from Carpet
Being that water removal quickly and thoroughly is the primary objective, the standard procedure first entails removing the furniture and clutter from the space is cleared away to identify the extent of the problem as well as begin extracting as much of the water as possible. A comprehensive inspection of the damage to the carpeting, padding, baseboards, casing, drywall, and insulation is often assessed after the excess liquid id extracted by using high-powered equipment. The aforementioned structure materials of organic nature can be easily contaminated with mildew, mold, and other microbes that not only expedite deterioration, but can pose a health risk as well.
Procedure of Drying Wet Carpet
Utilizing industrial strength pumps, the standing liquid is completely removed. Ultra strength air mover fans and quality dehumidifiers are placed in a strategic pattern to withdraw the moisture that has been absorbed into the materials, especially carpet and carpet padding following the extraction of the standing water. To wick moisture off of the saturated materials, the fans circulate air around the wet items where the dehumidifier removes moisture out of the air and contains it for proper disposal. During the drying process in order to detect the level of moisture, moisture meters equipped with probes are placed in a specific location; this allows the experts to monitor the progress in an effort to keep a watchful eye on the rate the carpet and other affected areas are drying. Depending on a few factors such as the severity of the flood and how quickly professionals respond to the flooding along with other considerations, it can take up to several days to get fully dried.
Carpet Cleaning, Sanitizing & Deodorizing
Materials such as drywall, baseboards, and insulation if need be are evaluated for replacement and after the drying process is complete, a professional deep carpet cleaning is essential, even if the carpet and padding were temporarily removed to ensure the subfloor is dried. Water can breed bacteria, germs, mildew, mold, and other such microbes in the carpet fibers. Because of the problems that can occur, a deep carpet cleaning to remove the bacteria and germs as well as attached odors is essential. Professionals such as Custom Carpet Cleaning apply their expertise and use high-end products and equipment to get the carpets restored.
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If your home or business has endured water damage, call in the experts of Custom Carpet Cleaning today and let our professionals restore your home to the condition before the water disaster emergency.