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Water Damage To A Carpet In Clover

3/9/2016 (Permalink)

Need help cleaning up a water damage claim in Clover? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

Clover Water Damaged Carpeting Can Be Dried and Restored by SERVPRO

Water damage in your Clover home can appear in many forms. When even a relatively small amount of water has seeped into your home from flooding, leaking or broken pipe, then you will want to pay close attention to these common questions that people ask about the water damage to their carpets. Material loss can be compounded by the growth of mold and mildew.

1. Does all water damage to carpet immediately cause mold or mildew?
If a relatively controllable amount of water is quickly cleaned up and steps are taken to dry the subfloor surface, padding, and carpet, then the prevention of mold and mildew growth is high. Without moisture, the organic debris within the carpeting can not sustain mold growth.

2. Now that we have dried the carpets and area, do we need to clean them and why?
Yes, even though you have taken all the right measures to correctly dry out your carpets after having experienced water damage, you still really should make the effort to clean your carpets. Cleaning can be completed by steam cleaning them and by cleaning the back of the carpet with a disinfectant to stymie the growth of mold. Area rugs and carpets should be lifted to ensure total drying. Wall-to-wall carpeting must first be released from the tack boards. SERVPRO technicians can work with the carpets and padding to ensure complete drying by utilizing special pumps, wet-vacs, and dehumidifiers. This drying out process may take from several days to several weeks depending on the amount of water intrusion and the speed of extraction. Evaporation can only go so fast though we expedite the process with state of the art dehumidifiers. 

3. Do we need to sanitize the carpets after we try to dry them? 
Of course, by having SERVPRO spray an antimicrobial product to the carpet and the padding (if it was rescued) will lessen the chance of infections and diseases. If the carpets were covered with contaminated sewage or ground rising water, called Black Water, there is only one option. Our technicians will safely wrap and dispose of the carpet and padding and then proceed to sanitize the subfloor. 

When the extent of water damage to a carpet is beyond a spilled glass of milk or a small water leak encompassing a small area, the best call is to SERVPRO. Our skilled IICRC trained technicians will utilize all the equipment and expertise required to restore your carpet "Like it never even happened."

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