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by Jason Neale
Wet carpets can be a big problem if not rectified straight away. The best thing to do when you have wet carpets is contact a professional carpet cleaning company that can remove the water from the carpets.
Water Extraction from Carpets
When doing any water extraction service, it is important that the cleaning company knows the correct way to remove the water. One of the most effective methods is air movers, which are used to help circulate the air. When using air movers, it’s important to have the room well ventilated, so open doors and windows where possible. Also a dehumidifier will be used to remove the moisture from the carpets. Dehumidifiers will allow the carpets to dry much faster than normal.
The main cause for concern is bacteria that can build up in the carpet and the underlay. If the carpet has been left wet for more than 72 hours, it may be beyond repair. In this situation the water will have to be removed and the carpet pulled up and new carpet and underlay put down.
Professional carpet cleaning companies that specialise in water damaged carpets will have powerful machines that will remove the water from the carpet and the underlay without the need to pull up the carpet. This is why it is important to call on the advice of a professional carpet cleaning company when dealing with flooded carpets.
When Do Your Throw a Carpet Away?
When is it time to throw out carpet that has been flooded with water? If the carpet has been flooded with septic water, there is nothing that can be done to repair the damage. But if a shower, bath or sink has overflowed or a hot water system burst a pipe, these can all be repaired by using a carpet cleaning company that is trained in the removal of water from carpets.
The way the water is sucked out of the carpet is performed by using a moisture claw that is connected to a powerful water extraction machine. With the aid of the moisture claw, the water is lifted from the base of the carpet and contained within the machine and is later emptied.
It pays to have the number of a professional carpet cleaning company handy that operates 24 hour a day 7 days per week, and that has an emergency after hours cleaning division for flood water extraction. The sooner water damaged carpets are attended to the better the outcome.
Most water damage work is covered by your home insurance. But in order to claim on your insurance, the company doing the work must be qualified in water damage restoration work.