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Water Damaged Carpet, What Can be Done?

Posted on March 12, 2024 by Jim Neely

Water damage will come in lots of varieties, from the spilling an individual bucket to a whole basement flooding. The way you approach your carpet tidy up will also be determined by the standard of the water if it's clean water, like rain water, or could it be from the sewer backup. Each situation ought to be evaluated on a person basis, but here are a few general guidelines.

First the most obvious make an effort to stop the water at the foundation to get rid of further damage. Check behind the walls as water could be trapped in the insulation or behind the vapor barrier. Next remove all furniture from the area, lift up the edges of the carpet and take away the uderpadding and discard. Extract just as much of the water as you possibly can, try to do that soon as possible, as bacteria and mold can occur quickly.

Note - according to the size and scope of damage it could be worth calling in a specialist. Once you have extracted just as much of the water as you possibly can treat the carpet with a disinfectant. Finally prop up the carpet to let airflow get beneath the carpet and put fans through the entire room to increase the drying process.

Unsanitary water has a lot more medical issues and concerns and you also must take some precautions. Using rubber gloves and rubber boots is crucial. I would suggest calling in a specialist technician to take care of this sort of problem. The damage might not be isolated to just the carpeting it might extend to the drywall, insulation and wood studs. This kind of water damage or even handled properly could pose a significant health risk.