Easy Methods to Restore Water Damaged Carpet
Carpets make a home appear beautiful and neat, especially if the coloring of the carpet is eye-catching or attractive to the eyes. So when carpets become wet and water damaged, expect some immediate heavy cleaning to do; or the carpet may become a source of health issues for the family.
Prior to carrying out restoration work, assessments whether the water damaged carpet has been soaked with clean or dirty water should be made.
Assess the area:
If soaked with clean or sanitary water, extract the water immediately from the water damaged carpets and dry within 12 hours. The wet carpet will benefit a disinfectant treatment to help prevent from moulds, mildew and other bacteria formation.
Wet carpet needs to be elevated and aired in an area with plenty of ventilation. To speed up the drying process, use fans and heaters.
In the event the carpet has been soaked with dirty or unsanitary water such as from a flood, water coming from toilets, dishwashers or other unclean sources; damaged carpets should be discarded for health reasons.
Several carpet manufacturers do not replace carpets damaged by flooding.
If you prefer not to discard the soiled carpets, since it has a sentimental or monetary value to you, you may restore the damaged carpets. However you should put on protective gears such as gloves and boots before cleaning it.
Wet carpet should firstly be treated with disinfectants fending off any bacteria before extracting the water. The padding underneath the damaged carpets will require removal and disposal too. The padding is best to be replaced with a new one since it is less expensive to replace than have it restored.
Following water extraction on wet carpet, place in an area with adequate ventilation to allow to dry. The drying time is determined by the size of the carpets and the nature of the damage.
The location where the damaged carpets is- or the sub-flooring – requires thorough cleaning. As well as being treated with disinfectant, then dried to prevent mildew and other bacteria from forming.
Call Flood Auckland on 09-489 5599
Consumer information by Graeme Stephens of Flood Restoration.
Flood NZ has proudly been providing the professional flood drying services since 1987