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Cleaning Carpets and Rugs After Water Incidents

6/12/2024 (Permalink)

ceiling that is affected by water damage. In this blog, we’ll discuss carpet cleaning after water incidents, and how to work with SERVPRO® for water remediation services.

Water incidents such as floods, burst pipes, or leaks can cause severe damage to carpets and rugs in your home or business. The longer you wait to address water damage, the more severe the damage can become. In addition to the visible damage, water incidents may cause mold and mildew growth, leading to problems with air quality and a foul odor. In this blog, we’ll discuss carpet cleaning after water incidents, and how to work with SERVPRO® for water remediation services.

Step 1: Identify the Type of Water Damage

The type of water damage to your carpeting will influence the cleaning process. Three categories of water damage can be classified clean water, gray water, and black water. Clean water is water that is from a clean source like a broken pipe or rainwater. Gray water may have contaminants that can pose a health risk, like from a washing machine or dishwasher. Black water is typically sewage water or flood water that has come from outside. Black water damage is the most severe type of water damage and may require throwing out the carpet in extreme cases.

Step 2: Assess the Damage

SERVPRO professionals will evaluate the extent of the water damage to the carpet and rugs. They will determine the best approach for cleaning and repairing your carpets. If the carpets are beyond repair, they will recommend replacement. Our professionals use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to dry and clean carpets and rugs after water damage. Our goal is to return your carpets to a preloss condition.

Step 3: Dry Out the Carpets and Rugs

One of the essential steps to cleaning carpets and rugs after water incidents is to dry them out. If left damp, the carpets and rugs could begin to grow mold or mildew, which can pose a health risk to occupants of the space. SERVPRO professionals will use specialized equipment like dehumidifiers, air movers, and air scrubbers to dry and clean your carpets and rugs. They will also remove the padding from the carpet to ensure that all water damage is removed during the restoration process.

Step 4: Clean and Sanitize the Carpeting

After the carpets and rugs are dry, it is essential to clean and sanitize them. SERVPRO professionals use professional-grade cleaning methods to remove mold, dirt, bacteria, and other contaminants left behind after the water damage incident. They will use EPA-approved cleaning solutions to clean and sanitize the carpets and rugs to ensure that they are safe to use in your home or business.

In conclusion, water damage can be a severe problem for homeowners and businesses, especially when it comes to carpeting. If you have experienced water-damaged carpets, it is essential to act quickly and contact SERVPRO for water remediation services. Our professionals use advanced equipment and techniques to dry out and clean your carpets and rugs to minimize the damage and return them to a preloss condition, as soon as possible. If you have any questions about water damage restoration or carpet cleaning, please contact us today.

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