4 Crucial Steps To Save Your Carpet From Water Damage
Flooding is really difficult to deal with. Whether it appeared after a heavy downpour or came from a burst water pipe from one of your sinks, there is no doubt that the amount of damage it can cause can be quite devastating. It’s quite understandable that you might feel helpless when a flood suddenly strikes your home. We all know that it is sure to cause some damage, and it’s only a matter of how bad these damages are and how worse they can get over time if we let it.
It won’t be a surprise there to see your beloved carpet submerged in a body of water. But don’t let that get you down for this doesn’t necessarily mean that all hope is lost for your dear carpet. Depending on how serious the flooding is, we can still save your carpet and have it restored. Here’s what you need to do to help you rise again after a flooding:
- Identify and eliminate. The first thing you need to do, of course, is to find the source of the flood. See where the water is coming from and find out if it is contaminated or unsafe. Once you do, you have to decide from there if you can stop the flow of water by yourself or if you need to call in a professional to help you with it. Not to be the bearer of the bad news here, however, if you determined that the floodwater was contaminated then you may need to discard your carpets.
- Disinfection and cleaning. Cleaning all the flooded area must be the next priority. If you have to clean it yourself, remove first all the things that didn’t get affected by the flood and then begin cleaning the wet areas. Make sure that all of the wet areas are completely dry. Open your windows to help with the ventilation. You can also call in some experts to help you with the cleaning.
- Check your carpets. As previously mentioned, carpets that have been contaminated with unsanitary water (which came from the sewers or the toilet) must be discarded right away. As for the carpets flooded by clean water, you have to get them dry as quickly as possible. If you can, utilise a few electric fans to dry your carpet. If using several electric fans still didn’t make a difference on the carpet after half a day has passed then, you should consider getting a replacement for it.
- Hire a Professional. Most times we want to handle things on our own, but dealing with flood damage is serious and requires a professional to get the job right. Our skilled technicians at Bond Cleaning Australia specialise in water damage and we ensure restoration is done properly to get your carpet back to its good shape.