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Carpet Water Damage Cleaning Auckland Services

Auckland Carpet Water Damage

Flooded House Carpet Water Damage

If you live in an area experiencing frequent rainfall and floods, your home could be susceptible to water damage and flooded carpets. Since 1987, Steam ‘n’ Dry Flood Auckland Services has had the necessary carpet water damage and flood restoration experiences. Some individuals spend thousands of dollars annually replacing their water-damaged carpets. Unknown to them is that they can quickly restore the water-damaged carpets by having them professionally cleaned by experts.

Here are instructions and guidelines on cleaning water-damaged carpets.

Flooded Carpet Drying Instructions

Initially, you need to trace the source of the water. This, in turn, will determine if you can save your rugs and carpets. There are two kinds of water, namely sanitary and unsanitary. Sanitary water damage originates from rain and piped water, whereas unsanitary water originates from overflowing toilets and other sources that could be contaminated. Carpets damaged with groundwater or raw sewage need to be uplifted and discarded. Therefore, use experts such as Steam ‘n’ Dry Flood Auckland Services as we are a certified IICRC Water Restoration Technician in Auckland.

Once you trace where the water is coming from you’ll need to block it to prevent more damage to your carpet. If you encounter some challenges, you need to seek a plumber’s services precisely so they can permanently stop the water source to prevent further damage.

Cut around the wet areas and raise the carpet with a utility knife. Steam ‘n’ Dry Flood Auckland Services recommends removing the underlay to ensure that the carpet is lifted which is a service that we offer. If the room has tables and chairs, move them to a different room to provide some working space.

Carpet Water Damage – Carpet Dryer And Industrial Dehumidifier for Rent

We offer carpet fans and dehumidifiers for rent to help restore your carpets- renting these would be an investment in the condition of your carpet.

The fan will need to be run at the optimum speed for at least three days. If the floodwater reaches the walls, allow five days minimum drying to prevent black mould growth. Keep electric wires from the wet areas while drying the carpet. Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry recommends moisture testing for added peace of mind for a safe and livable home.
Please try as much as possible to minimise foot traffic and ensure the carpet dries well. Minimising foot traffic guarantees optimum airflow to the wet areas, preventing weakening.

If the carpet, underlay, and behind skirting boards have yet to dry after three days, you should call a professional carpet cleaner to do the work, such as Steam ‘n’ Dry Flood Auckland Services. This is to avoid moulding and allergens from infesting your carpet or walls.

Call Steam ‘n’ Dry Flood Water Damage Cleaning Auckland Services on 0800 110 282.


Last Updated: 14/June/2024 By Monique Stephens