As a homeowner, you get used to dealing with everyday problems that occur, but when it comes to water damage, now that’s a different matter. If flood water has damaged your carpets, then it’s essential to deal with the situation promptly and to restore the damage correctly. The good news is that it’s often possible to fully restore water damaged flooring if action is taken immediately. Since water damage isn’t an ordinary matter, many of our customers are unsure of the action to take if they come home to find themselves knee deep in water when they open their front door. So, we thought we’d use this opportunity to answer some of the most frequent questions that we get asked about water damaged carpets.
No matter what sort of water damage, it’s always imperative to act as quickly as possible. The quicker that water is extracted and removed, the greater the chance of salvaging your carpets and not having to replace your flooring. When we say speed is of the essence, we’re talking 24-48 hours maximum to clean up and dry out the carpet. This involves removing the water and installing professional carpet drying equipment to remove all moisture from the carpet, underlay and sub-floor. If not dried sufficiently there is a high chance that the carpet will start to smell and mould will develop.