When homes are tormented by flooding, leaking, and other disasters leading to the unwanted entry of water, we find ourselves weighed down with the problem of having wet carpet and, therefore, drying the flooded carpet. Damp carpet is indeed a big trouble. The presence of water in the carpets can be very destructive. Considering the material from which carpets are usually made is absorbent, moisture can retain for an extended period. This can encourage the development and reproduction of moulds and mildew. To avoid the further deterioration of the carpets, you will need to dry the carpets right after it comes in contact with water.
Being up against a problem like this tempts us to pick up the phone and call the Steam ‘n’ Dry Flood Restoration Auckland Service team at once. A few times, homeowners who have encountered a water carpet problem probably have the carpets a more decent number on speed dial. Although this is undeniably the most comfortable and most convenient way to address the predicament, this solution also comes with a steep price. However, hiring professionals to do the job will save you cost and time. Therefore, you can follow these easy, do-it-yourself tricks and protect both your carpets and your savings.
Whether it’s white, grey, or black water contamination, Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Flood Restoration Service can advise how to clean and sanitise the property and prepare the property before setting up the drying program.
Our team at Steam ‘n’ Dry Flood Restoration Auckland Services can undertake this work to mitigate against mould damage and ensure a safe environment for ongoing use of the building.
Take advantage of the many benefits Steam ‘n’ Dry Flood Restoration Auckland Service offers when you’re using us to hire out dehumidifiers and other equipment:
Before making any rash decision, take a step back, and evaluate the extent of water damage on your carpets. If the carpet is only slightly wet, leave it to dry naturally for a few hours. However, if the carpet is saturated, use a vacuum to help dry it. Understanding the problem will make it easier to choose the most effective remedy.
If the carpets are very wet, use a vacuum to aid in drying all the affected areas of the carpets, noting the attention to those greatly affected by the flooding or leaking. Take breaks when required, but do not put the vacuum away until the carpet is completely dry.
If using the vacuum is not adequate to dry the carpets or is taking an unusually long time, you can also use electric fans and dehumidifiers—both of these equipment work by sucking out the moisture and evaporating. You can, however, skip this task if you do not have the equipment at home. You don’t have to rent or purchase them.
Following this, you can now remove the carpets from their tacks to bring them out for air drying. You can leave the carpets in the driveway or the yard allowing the sun and wind to speed up the drying process. Allow the carpets to lie flat not to have wrinkles or waves once it dries out. Select a location that has a wide-open space and where nothing blocks the wind and the sunlight.
As soon as it is dry from flooded carpet, you can now move on to making a thorough inspection of all its parts. Try to find any remaining stains and dirt. If you want to make sure that the carpet is completely germ-free, apply a deodorising or sanitising solution. Especially noteworthy when the carpet was in floodwaters, which may carry several germs and bacteria. It’s essential to disinfect the carpets to avoid the spread of diseases among the property residents.
A wet carpet can be a breeding place for germs and bacteria, so exercise safety and hygiene when you do the cleaning yourself. Wear hand gloves and face masks as needed.
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By Graeme Stephens
Published: 29/04/2019 Updated: 26/08/2021