One of the worst feelings is coming home from a long day to find that a leak has sprung and your carpet us soaked! A leak can be from a water heater that has gone out or a faucet that has started to leak. It can be a toilet that has started to overflow or even a storm that has flown in and flooded your street and into your house. The water that has come into your home many times can be extracted and the carpet cleaned. There are a lot of different things to consider when deciding if you can clean the carpet or you need to replace it. Depending on the severity of the water damage and the contamination of the water will depend on the way that the carpet needs to be cleaned and if it can be cleaned at all. You also need to consider the amount of time that the water has been left to sit on the carpet. The faster that you get to the cleaning the better option you have to repair the carpet and clean it. Tough Carpet Cleaning outlines what you need to do to have your carpets cleaned after water damage.
Stop Leak & Start Clean Up Process Right Away
This is the first and most important step when it comes to cleaning up after a flood or water damage in any way. The water that is left to fester the bigger the opportunity will be to allow mold and mildew to start to grow. If mold and mildew start to grow it can be dangerous to your health and may require padding to need replacing. The faster you get started on the clean up the better.
Soak Up Water & Dry Carpet
This is a very important step and will most likely take a lot of time. One option is to rent a wet dry vacuum from a local home improvement store to get the water out of the carpet. The vacuum will use high pressure suction to remove the excess water that is in the carpet fiber and even in the padding. This step needs to be done thoroughly and the best bet is to hire a professional to do it for you. Tough Carpet Cleaning has commercial grade fans, humidifiers and other equipment to properly dry the carpets.
Steam Clean & Deodorize Carpets
This is the last step when getting your carpets back in order. After the water has been extracted they need to be cleaned and deodorized professionally to clean the dirt and debris that was left behind by the water damage and cleanup effort.