When a home or business floods, it is a tremendously devastating experience both emotionally and often financially. Water can quickly damage your carpet and other belongings and if you do not act quickly, the damage can be irreparable. If you are a victim of flooding, your best option is to consult with the professionals at Direct Carpet Cleaners.
Water Damage from a Leaking Roof or Sewage Spill
A leaking roof that has flooded the carpet with rainwater should be immediately cleaned and dried within 24 hours of damage occurring. Taking the initiative will ensure that mold or mildew doesn’t have a chance to set up and take hold. Sewage water that has flooded the carpet within your home is a different matter. Carpet that has been damaged with sewage contains contaminants that have the potential to cause illness and should only be handled by a professional cleaning service.
If Water Extraction is Not Done Quickly, Mold Can Grow
One of the biggest problems you can face after water damage to your property is mold. When water is not completely removed from the carpet and carpet padding, mold quickly sets in causing the mold spores to quickly multiply. An ideal environment for mold to flourish includes moisture and dark spaces. Mold can cause respiratory problems including asthma, allergies and other breathing conditions. Preventing mold growth is essential to keeping your home healthy and contaminant free. If your home or office has experienced flooding, your number one priority is to make professional arrangements to extract the water quickly and efficiently.
The experienced technicians at Direct Carpet Cleaners have provided the following list of tips to help your property recover from flood damage:
• Turn the power off at the electrical panel.
• Remember safely first. Only enter the property once it has been declared safe to do.
• Remove all items from the property that can be salvaged.
Professional Water Extraction, Carpet Drying & Water Damage Repair
The knowledgeable flood restoration specialists at Direct Carpet Cleaners will remove the water from your carpet and carpet padding with a commercial grade water extraction system that is attached to truck mounted equipment. Your restoration specialist will examine your carpets careful to assess the degree of damage and treat them accordingly. Once the excess water has been removed from your flooring, your flood restoration specialists and carpet care technicians will completely dry your carpet including the carpet padding and the floor beneath it by directing commercial grade fans towards all of the damaged areas. This process can take several days but the results are a completely dry room which is essential to an environment that will discourage mold growth.
Professional Carpet Cleaning, Carpet Deodorization, Stain & Odor Removal & Flood Water Damage Restoration in Las Vegas, Summerlin, North Las Vegas & Henderson Nevada
Occasionally, moisture can continue to linger requiring the use of a dehumidifier to reduce moisture in the air and other areas of your home or commercial building. One of the most important things you can do is to take preventive measures immediately after a flood and the experienced technicians at Direct Carpet Cleaners are available to assist to. Contact us today and speak with a customer service technician about carpet cleaning and flood restoration today.