• How Is Water-Damaged Carpet Cleaned?

    What to expect when your carpet has water damage.

    Cleaning water damaged carpet

    When you have water damage, it can be a big punch in the gut. But you don’t have to throw in the towel and start pricing new carpet just yet. There are some practical ways to get it cleaned and restored. Here's what you can expect from the carpet cleaning process:

    Step 1: Water Extraction

    The first and most important step when you have water in your carpet is to get it out. Using high-tech extraction equipment, your carpet cleaning technicians can pull all of the water out of the carpet, including water that has seeped under the flooring, under cabinets, and behind walls. The quicker you can get the water out, the better your chances of full carpet recovery.

    Step 2: Drying

    Once the water is out, it’s time to dry the area. Commercial fans will dry the carpets quickly reducing the chance of mold and mildew growth and allowing the flooring underneath to dry out. A dehumidifier is often used to be sure excess moisture is removed from the air in the affected area, another important way to avoid mold.

    Step 3: Cleaning

    Once the water is out, if your carpet is salvageable, it will be cleaned thoroughly to remove dirt, water marks, and any lingering mold or mildew that may be present. Antimicrobials will prevent bacteria growth, and cleaning tools and products will eliminate any lingering odors, leaving your carpets looking like new.

    Sometimes if you have water-damaged carpets, you’ll have to have then removed and replaced. If they’re salvageable, however, they can be dried, cleaned, and restored without you having to invest in all new carpeting. If you have any water damage that needs attention, contact our team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners 24/7.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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