With so many variables, it is fairly common for homeowners to experience water damage and flooding in their homes. Natural causes from heavy rainfall leading to leaky roofs, burst pipes, sewer issues and malfunctioning appliances are among the frequent sources. The flooding, depending on the circumstances, results in water damage which can also lead to mold growth. You can minimize the damage and reduce the risk of mold growth by taking immediate action. With the right equipment, skills, know-how, and experience the professionals possess, you will achieve maximum results the water damage cleanup. Bearing this in mind, we at Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialist would like to discuss the basics of water damage restoration services.
Carpet Water Mitigation Process
1) Water Extraction. The top priority in the process is clearing the standing water as quickly as possible. The furnishings and clutter need to be removed from the flooded area into a dry location, especially with severe flooding, to effectively extract the water. With the help of powerful suctioning equipment, professionals will extract the water and ensure proper disposal. After the standing water is removed, professionals move to evaluating and assessing for the depth of the water damage, the insulation, casing, drywall, baseboards, carpeting, padding, and other flooring surfaces are checked. Increasing the health risk, and accelerating the decay by corrupting the organic materials, it is vital mold and other microbes are discovered. This is also why removing excess water is the first step.
2) Dry Beyond the Carpet Surface. Where water damage from flooding is concerned, surface drying is not enough. High powered strength air mover fans and dehumidifiers are strategically placed in a pattern in order to draw out the moisture that has soaked deep into the core of structured materials, once the preindustrial strength pumps have completely removed the standing fluids. Carpet and carpet padding and the drywall are particularly suceptible. The dehumidifiers are used as the fans circulate air around the wet items and wicking moisture off of the saturated materials and out of the air. In order to detect the level of moisture in specific locations, moisture meters equipped with probes are utilized for professionals to monitor the progress as well as oversee drying rate of the carpets and other flooded areas during the drying process. Keep in mind, that the drying process can take several days, though the surrounding circumstances influence the dry time.
3) Completing the Water Damage Process. The unsalvageable materials are replaced; such as any of the insulation, drywall, and maybe even the baseboard, carpets, and carpet padding that could not be saved are assessed once the water is long gone and the structure is full dry. It is recommended that the subfloor gets treated if the carpet needs to be removed, and if the flooding was due to a sewer problem, where bacteria, germs, mildew, mold, and other such microbes can easily grow. The treatment is designed to destroy potential mold and bacteria. To keep them disinfected, professionals will use specific treatments should the carpet and even, rugs or upholstery were affected by the flooding, but were salvaged, have a professional perform a deep cleaning to remove the potential mold spores, bacteria and other microbes.
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If you are experiencing flooding and water damage, call Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialist immediately for prompt services. If you call us soon enough, we can save your carpet. If your carpet needs to be replaced, call us for annual professional cleaning to keep it looking new!