When homes are tormented by flooding, leaking, and other disasters leading to unwanted water entry, we find ourselves weighed down with the problem of having wet carpets and drying the flooded carpet. A damp rug is indeed a big trouble. The presence of water in the mats can be very destructive. Since carpets are usually made from an absorbent material, moisture can retain for an extended period. This can encourage the development and reproduction of moulds and mildew. To avoid further deterioration of the carpets, you will need to dry them 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 convenient way to address the predicament, this solution also comes with a steep price. However, hiring professionals to do the job will save you costs and time. You can also follow these easy, do-it-yourself tricks and protect your carpets and 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 it before setting up the drying program.
Our Steam n Dry Flood Restoration Auckland Services team can undertake this work to mitigate mould damage and ensure a safe environment for ongoing building use.
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 rug is only slightly wet, leave it 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 wait to put the vacuum away until the rug is completely dry.
If using the vacuum is not adequate to dry the carpets or takes an unusually long time, you can also use electric fans and dehumidifiers—both of these pieces of 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 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 mats to lie flat without wrinkles or waves once it dries out. Select a location with a wide-open space where nothing blocks the wind and the sunlight.
As soon as it dries out from the flooded carpet, you can now move on to thoroughly inspect all its parts. Can you find any remaining stains and dirt? To ensure the rug is germ-free, apply a deodorising or sanitising solution. Especially noteworthy when the carpet is in floodwaters, which may carry several germs and bacteria. It’s essential to disinfect the carpets to avoid diseases among the property residents.
A wet carpet can breed germs and bacteria, so exercise safety and hygiene when cleaning yourself. Wear hand gloves and face masks as needed.
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Last Update 05/04/2023 by Graeme Stephens