Water damage can cause a tremendous amount of damage to your business or property. When water damage occurs many valuables become damaged, including your carpet! Many people think that allowing their carpets to “dry itself” will eventually save them money. WRONG!
When your carpet is left wet over a period of time it can lead to Carpet Delaminating. This means the adhesive that holds the backing on, separates. This occurs because carpet is made using synthetic latex to bind the backing together. As in any type of glue when it gets wet, it becomes weaker and weaker and eventually wears away.
Also when your carpet is left wet over time (24 hours or more), black mold can and will develop. Mold carries great health risks when not properly cared for.
How do I clean my Carpet?
You can attempt to clean the carpet yourself, but keep in mind using a carpet shampooer will not get rid of the mold that is now under the carpet in the padding. An experienced professional at Complete DKI, should be called to assess the damage and handle the situation for you.
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When your carpet becomes saturated due to flooding or other water issues you need an experienced professional to come and take a look at the issue. Then have them complete the drying process for you. Complete DKI has many different pieces of equipment to aid in this process.
What procedures does a remediation specialist take to for Carpet Damage?
First and foremost, the work area should be isolated from the rest of the house, to avoid contamination with the mold in the carpet. If the water damaged carpet is non-salvageable it should be removed and disposed of, including the padding beneath the carpeting. If the carpet is an area rug, place the rug in direct sunlight during warm months. The sun’s UV rays will kill some of the bacteria. However, it will still need to be cleaned by a professional.
If the carpet is salvageable, the carpet will need to be laid flat to dry completely. Even if the carpet is salvageable, the padding will not be. Once the carpet is dried, it will need to be sanitized and properly cleaned by a professional. This process will be repeated a few times to ensure all moisture and bacteria are out of the carpet. While the drying of the carpet is taking place, the flooring beneath the carpet will need to be thoroughly dried and cleaned before the new carpet is put down.
At Complete DKI we do not like taking chances and putting people’s health at risk. We have trained professionals, the latest in water damage restoration equipment and we offer 24/7 service to you! Give us a call to handle the entire task of wet carpet/mold remediation in your home. We will also take care of any other disasters caused by a flood, a leaking pipe, leaking roof, or leaking window frame.