When a disaster strikes like a burst pipe, rainwater from your balcony, a bathtub overflow or a washing machine overflow, it is in your best interests to make sure the correct water damage restoration measures are followed. It is important to know that this type of task is not as standard as just sucking up this water, cleaning the carpets and hoping the area will dry out naturally.
The issue with this type of water damage is not the carpet that is the problem but rather the underlay as well as the concrete or wood floor which requires drying. Also, the fibers in the carpet and the pad that underneath has the potential to absorb a significant amount of water. This can quickly translate into the growth of fungi, spores, mildew, mold or other types of potentially hazardous materials.
The job involved in the removal of water damaged carpets is always one that you should leave to professionals such as us. ATLG Carpet Cleaning Adelaide makes use of only the most experienced and qualified restoration contractors and some of the techniques involved require specialized skills and the right equipment to restore your home to a livable state.
When it comes to water damage, the most critical aspect is to determine whether the carpet can be restored as well as the water type that has damaged your carpets. Water that has come from a source such as a bathtub overflow or leaking pipe are regarded as sanitary because they are less likely to contain harmful contaminants or bacteria. This means that if the flooding occurred from a source of water considered as sanitary, the damaged carpets can more than often be restored.
However, water that comes from other types of sources such an overflow from a toilet or dishwasher can be regarded as unsanitary, and the hazards are usually seen as significant enough to rather replace the carpets. Any carpets that have been damaged by what is known as “black water” that comes from a flood or sewage backup will need replacement due to the significant increase in potential contamination.
The procedures we use to remove water damage from your carpets involves the following:
•Once we have received your call for assistance, we will send out our contractors, and they will immediately get to work using powerful and specialized vacuum-extraction machinery
•The application of a browning treatment to prevent any water stains
•We then move your furniture up onto foam blocks to prevent any further damages
•Our contractors will lift the corners of each carpet in a room to assess the damage underneath
•The next step involves installing dehumidifiers and air movers which will be left in your home until the area is completely dry
•We will then return to your home the next day and the next if necessary to check on the drying process
•Once the area is completely dry, we will relay the carpets and the underlay
•The last step involves deodorizing and steam cleaning the carpets
Carpets can take anything from 24 up to 48 hours to dry completely with the use of our specialized drying equipment. If your home has been affected by sewage backup, we will not be able to help you with restoration, but we can assist in removing the carpets and treating the floors underneath to return your home to a sanitary condition.