Water can damage any carpet and sometimes carpets need to be replaced. The damage can be caused by an overflowing washing machine, broken pipe, a slab leak or roof leak, in some cases, moisture can damage carpets.
Below are few things that homeowners need to know about preventing carpet water damage:
Call your Carpet Cleaning Professionals Immediately
Some homeowners prefer to fix the damage themselves, if the damage is minor, removing the water and drying the carpets can help but in some cases, if the damage is severe, acting fast and calling professional carpet cleaners can save your carpets, and can prevent serious damage. Keep in mind that generally the carpet should be cleaned and dried within 24 to 48 hours of the damage. It is best for you to call a professional. They will assess the damage and determine what course of action needs to be taken.
Do Not Replace Before Professional Inspection
When the damage happens, many people think that replacing the carpet is the only option. But, if the right treatment is done right and the homeowner acts quickly, there is a possibility that the carpet can be restored. There are a number of things that can determine whether the carpet can be restored such as the amount of the damage, the length of time the water was present and the source of the water damage. Water contamination can also determine whether the carpet can be saved. A professional inspection can determine whether the carpet can be restorable
George Ayoub Carpet and Rug Care is available any time to dispatch trained staff specializing in carpet cleaning and restoration.
Put Fans and Dehumidifiers Right Away
Depending on the season, normally, it takes few days for carpets to completely dry after water damage. To speed up this process use fans and keep them running 24 hours a day for a week. At George Ayoub Carpet we recommend renting commercial grade fans and dehumidifiers. The dehumidifier will pull the moisture out of the carpet and air. It will also speed up the drying time. Using fan and dehumidifiers can prevent your carpet from developing mold and mildew
Our staff will always have the tools needed to handle any water removal or emergency water clean-up issue.