• Help! I Think I May Have Water Damage Underneath My Carpets!


    Water damage is not what you want to deal with, now or ever. But if you think you could have water under your carpets, you need help, fast! Water can do extensive damage to large areas of your home if left untreated. Here’s what you need to do:

    First: Get the Water Out

    The first thing that needs to happen when you find water in your house is to get it out as quickly as you can. The longer water sits, the more damage it can do. That damage can often include mold growth, which can start in wet areas in less than 24 hours. Professionals will use state-of-the-art water extraction tools to remove as much water as possible.

    Second: Dry It Out

    Once the pros remove the bulk of the water from the area, it's time for drying. This step is critical. If done properly, it will ensure a successful recovery from the water infiltration. It starts with fans and drying machines and includes using specialized equipment to dry under flooring, including your carpets, to make sure even the areas you can't see are fully dry.

    Third: Clean It Up

    Cleaning is the final piece of the water damage cleanup puzzle. Having your flooring and carpets cleaned by a pro will help get out any lingering odors, remove any potential mildew and bacteria, and get the floors back to looking and feeling like they did before the water took over.

    Don't mess around with water in your home, especially if it's getting into and under your carpets. For 24/7 response when you have water damage, contact the team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners online or by calling 803-732-3200 today.

    By: Matt Lashway Tuesday, February 07, 2017
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