What kind of nightmare comes from water damage to my floors?
Water damage is no joking matter, and if you’ve ever had a leak or a flood in your home, you know this to be true. This is why water in your home needs attention as quickly as possible, as soon as you notice it’s there. Read on for two ways it can affect you and your carpet if left untreated.
One of the biggest issues with water damage is the mold. It can take hold and start to spread in as little as 24 hours when the conditions are right, and mold loves a nice moist, warm environment with lots of dust for nourishment. This is exactly what it will find in your wet carpet. And mold isn’t just unsightly-- it’s also dangerous and can be toxic if left to multiply, affecting your health and well-being if you have continuous exposure.
Carpet is pretty durable. It’s built to stand up to a lot of abuse. But even carpet has its limits. The fibers that make up your carpeting are not meant to be wet constantly. If you have water damage and you leave it untreated, your carpet is going to break down. The constant moisture will affect the actual weave of the carpet as well as the padding below it, and the subfloor below that. It will start to weaken, warp, clump, loosen and decay.
No one wants to deal with water damage, but instead of turning a blind eye if you have water damage, call in the pros to have it professionally treated as soon as you know it’s there. The sooner cleanup can begin, the less likely there will be any lasting effects to you or your carpet. If you have water damage, no matter how big or small,