If you live in an area receiving a lot of rainfall and floods, your home could be a victim of flooded house carpet water damage. Since 1987, Steam n Dry Flood Auckland Services have had the necessary carpet water damage and flood restoration experiences. Some individuals spend thousands of dollars annually replacing their water-damaged carpets. Indeed, unknown to them is that they can quickly restore the water-damaged carpets by themselves or have them professionally cleaned by experts.
Here are instructions and guidelines on cleaning water-damaged carpets.
Initially, you need to trace the source of the water. This, in turn, will determine if you can save your rug. 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, using experts such as Steam n Dry Flood Auckland Services is good because we are a certified IICRC Water Restoration Technician in Auckland.
When you trace where the water is coming from. So, 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.
Cut around the wet areas and raise the carpet with a utility knife. Steam n Dry Flood Auckland Services recommend removing the underlay to ensure that the carpet is lifted. If the room has tables and chairs, move them to a different room to provide some working space.
After the soaked carpet, run the fan 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. And keep electric wires from the wet areas while drying the carpet. Auckland Steam n Dry recommends moisture testing for added peace of mind.
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.
Last Updated: 19/07/2023 By Graeme Stephens