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Water Damage to Carpets
The pictures below show the damage water can cause to carpets after flooding if it isn’t removed correctly.
These pictures were taken at a job done for a tenant vacating a rental property. The tenant was leaving the property because the carpets were starting to smell and go mouldy.
Rain had come in through the roof and flooded one of the bedrooms. The real estate agent sent a carpet cleaner around to extract the water from the carpet, but this wasn’t done correctly or with the right type of machine.
Having your carpets cleaned by an untrained and inexperienced cleaner can end up costing you more money in the long run.
If wet carpet and underlay is left to sit on concrete or wooden floors for more than 72 hours without being treated, it can start to cause problems to the concrete or wood. Then they also will need to be treated before new carpet can be laid.
The wooden strip that sits around the edge of the room to hold down the carpet had started to rot (as seen in the picture below) and this in turn caused the carpet backing to start to rot and cause mould issues. The carpet was left wet for too long, and as a result, the carpet now has to be replaced along with the underlay.
Problems of Living with Rotting and Mouldy Carpets
It’s unsafe to live in a property with rotting carpets that is causing mold to grow. Mould spores can cause all sorts of health problems for adults and children. Mould needs to be treated by a professional.
When a carpet is being cleaned, the process doesn’t clean the underlay or the backing of the carpet. So in order to reach these parts of the carpet, special cleaning solutions and cleaning machines need to be used.
If you have a problem with smelly carpets or mold forming, call an expert carpet cleaning company and get the right advice and make sure they offer a guarantee.
Best 1 Cleaning operates throughout Brisbane – Ipswich – Gold Coast – Sunshine Coast, offering a 24 hour emergency services for all types of floods from leaky roofs to bath over flows. So don’t risk it – call the experts in water damaged carpet restoration and get the job done right the first time.
These pictures show the damage to the carpet and mould starting to form on the wall. The mould is caused from the moisture content in the carpets.