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 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 flood resident professional carpet cleaners at once. Homeowners who have encountered a water carpet problem a few times probably have the carpets a more decent number on speed dial. But although this is undeniably the most comfortable and most convenient way to address the predicament, this solution also comes with a steep price. Hiring professionals to do the job will save your hands, however. 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, Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Flood Restoration Service can advise how to clean and sanitise the property, and how best to prepare the property before setting up the drying program.
Our team at Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Flood Restoration Service can undertake this work to mitigate against mould damage and ensure there is a safe environment for ongoing use of the building.
Take advantage of the many benefits Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Flood Restoration 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 or damp, 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 if it 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 allowing it to evaporate. 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 be able 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 lie flat so that it will not 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 the carpet is dry, you can now move on to making a thorough inspection of all its parts. Try to find any remaining stains and dirt. If you would like 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 home’s residents.
A wet carpet can be a breeding place for germs and bacteria—exercise safety and hygiene when you do the cleaning on your own. Wear hand gloves and face masks as needed.
For help, phone the professionals at Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Flood Restoration Service. Over three decades located in West Auckland, East, South Auckland North Shore, Hibiscus Coast.
Auckland Central 09 3767007
North Shore 09 489 7784
West Auckland 09 8374545
East Auckland 09 520 0062
South Auckland 09 262 0720
Hibiscus Coast 09 426 5008
Last Updated: 29 Jan 2021