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Flooded Carpet Drying

Flooded Carpet Drying Auckland

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Steam ‘n’ Dry Flood Restoration Auckland Service has over 34 years’ worth of experience dealing with water and flood damage in domestic and commercial properties. Since 1987, Steam ‘n’ Dry Flood Restoration Auckland Service has helped thousands of customers recover from various waterflood types. Using a combination of experience, state-of-the-art steam cleaning and drying technology, and commitment to client satisfaction, ensure that those affected can return their properties in no time.

Carpet Drying Checklist

In any event, as hurriedly as possible, do away with the water source assisting with the carpet drying process.

  • If it is safe, turn off all the circuit breakers supplying electricity to wet areas. Remove any small electrical devices from these areas.
  • To further minimise any damages, avoid walking on the wet carpet any more than necessary.
  • Remove any smaller furnishings from the carpet, and place aluminium foil under the legs. This helps to prevent rust or furniture stains, which consequently may become permanent.
  • Hang draperies and pin-up furniture skirts to avoid contact with wet floors, helping to prevent watermarks.
  • Remove breakables, moisture-sensitive and high-value items, books, shoes, paper goods, fabrics, potted plants, and any other issues that may stain floor coverings. Also, remember to check under beds and furniture.
  • Plan for the crew to move furniture into unaffected and dry areas.
  • Make sure to practice good personal hygiene after handling affected items.
  • To avoid the chance of electrical shock, do not use a home vacuum or shop vac to remove water.
  • If sewage-related, do not handle any contaminated items and do not turn on fans, heating, or air conditioning units as they may spread the contamination.

Time Is Important

In any event, why is it necessary to act quickly?

Comparatively, while each case is unique, most water damage typically follows a similar pattern. For help, call Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaners Auckland on 0800 783-266. Over three decades in West Auckland, East, South Auckland, North Shore and Hibiscus Coast.

To illustrate the importance of addressing the flooding emergency as quickly as possible, here is what typically occurs over time:

Less Than An Hour

  • Moving Water Quickly Spreads To Other Areas.
  • Furniture May Stain Carpet Permanently.
  • Moisture-Sensitive Furniture May Discolour.
  • Paper Goods Are Ruined.

1–24 Hours

  • Furniture Delaminates Or May Swell; Legs Can Split.
  • Pressed Wood Swells And Begins To Disintegrate.
  • Bacterial Odour Becomes Apparent.
  • Uncoated Metal Surfaces Can Tarnish.
  • Normal Household Odours And Smells Begin To Strengthen.

2–7 Days

  • Microbial Growth May Appear, Accompanied By A “Musty” Odour.
  • Musical Instruments Swell And Warp.
  • Drywall Swells And Disintegrates.
  • Uncoated Metal Surfaces Start To Show Signs Of Rust.
  • Door And Window Casings Will Swell, Distort Or Delaminate.
  • Wood Decking And Studs Begin To Swell, Warp Or Split.
  • Electronic Components May Malfunction.
  • Occupants With Respiratory Problems or Compromised Immune Systems May Experience Distress.

One Week and Longer

  • Microbial Growth May Appear, This Is Also Accompanied By A “Musty” Odour.
  • Wood Components Can Warp And Split.
  • Chemicals Within The Wood Dissolve, Discolour Or Destroy The Finish.
  • Claim Costs Also Start To Escalate Dramatically.
  • Serious Occupant Health Hazards May Occur.
  • We Also Recommend A Meth Test.

Nevertheless, call us on 0800 783 266 for all of your flood restoration and carpet drying needs.

Call Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland Services. Over 34 years of servicing South Auckland, Central City CBD, North Shore, East, West Auckland, and Hibiscus Coast on 0800 783-266.

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Hi, my name is Graeme Stephens. When I started Steam ‘n’ Dry Mould and Mildew Cleaning Auckland Services in 1987 to build the business, I wanted to be the best carpet cleaner in Auckland. Our Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Auckland Cleaners. Over three decades in West Auckland, East, South Auckland, North Shore and Hibiscus Coast.

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By Graeme Stephens

Published: 29/04/2019 Updated: 27/08/2021