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The last storms we had here in southeast Queensland had hit hard, but the problem is, in most cases, is human error. This is because the roof cutters aren’t cleaned out prior to the storms hitting. The other common error is windows are left open.
Throughout south east Queensland every year, we have severe storms. Most of the time, we have good warning from the state emergency services, but the problem is people in commercial and residential properties don’t take it too seriously. You should.
Advice on Avoiding Wet Carpets During Storm Season
If you go out for the day during storm season, make sure all the windows that are vulnerable to rain are closed and all garden furniture is put away. Flying garden debris can cause damage to buildings and injure people, so it’s best to ensure all items are put away in a secure place.
Water damage to carpets can be very costly to fix, so prevention is better than cure. Most people have an insurance policy for flooded carpets that will cover them for things like showers or baths tubs over flowing or burst pipes. But it’s still a lot of inconvenience, considering most of the time it can be prevented by taking some safety steps when storms warning alerts are given.
In southeast Queensland, Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast can all be hit hard. But sometimes one area can be completely missed, whilst another is severely damaged. It comes down to luck. But by being well prepared, you have a better chance of getting through it relatively well. If you have elderly neighbours, it’s a good idea to go and ask if they need a hand.
If your home does come into the line of a storm and it ends up getting water over the carpets and flooding the house, all is not lost. A professional carpet cleaning company like Best 1 Cleaning can help by extracting the water from carpets and then help in the drying process. Drying the carpets is also a very important part of the process. Using a company that has the right equipment will save you a lot of time in the long run.
Preparing Your Home for Carpet Cleaning
If your carpets do get wet and they need an extraction process, it’s best to have as much of the furniture up off the carpet as possible for when the cleaning company arrives. This will allow a complete extraction and will in turn allow the carpets to dry out faster.
Below are some before and after pictures of a home that was flooded from a storm. All the carpets in the 3 bedrooms and hallway were completely soaked. The water had to be extracted, then air movers were left on the carpet to aid in the drying process. This was all from a blocked cutter.