If you are a victim of a flood and have carpet in the home or office, it is important to extract the water. Carpets are made of the same fabric as towels or other pieces of cloth. The problem is they become soggy and attract allergen materials.
The smell of damp or wet carpeting is unpleasant and can be hazardous to health. Often flood waters contain potentially harmful particles such as bacteria. Water left unextracted, can lead to health issues for people, who live in the property for an extended period, to deal with long term. The environment can become unlivable.
Water restoration crews classify water damage to address the problem effectively. Carpet, exposed to dirty water, needs to be removed completely. The water is biologically hazardous to health. It is caused by a sewage issue.
Water referred to as grey water, comes from sources such as chlorinated water that was emptied out, or a washing machine that overflowed. It is chemically enthused. Often, carpet does not have to be removed if proper extracting chemicals are used. Water from a broken pipe that soaks the floor is the least harmful regarding the need to remove.
The Extraction Process
Water extraction requires using specialized vacuums and dehumidifiers to remove water from an area. All moisture is thoroughly removed from the carpet. The carpet is then sprayed with a decontaminate to prevent mold from spreading.
Use a professional crew to handle carpet affected by flood water. Restoration crews handle all problems related to flooded homes and businesses. The trained crew can mitigate any damage to due floods. They provide expertise, professionalism, and support.
Dealing with water damage in Westchester County requires immediate action and advanced techniques and equipment to remove water quickly. The crew will closely monitor the drying process to verify the carpet is dried both properly and thoroughly.
Before the Crew Arrives
Until the crew arrives, follow these tips. ‘Slip and fall’ and electrical hazards are prevalent concerns. Do only activities that are safe to perform. Wet materials are heavy. Exercise caution.
If it is safe to be in the building, remove excess water by blotting or mopping. After removing tabletop items and lamps, wipe excess water from furniture. Wet cushions and upholstery should be removed and propped. Place wood blocks or aluminum foil between carpeting and furniture legs.
In summer months, use the maximum air-conditioning setting. Colored rugs should be removed from wet carpets. Art objects should be placed in a dry, safe area. Loose items from the floor should be gathered.
Things not to do include: leaving wet fabrics in place. Hang leather goods and furs. Do not leave other colored items, magazines, or books on wet floors or carpeting. A household vacuum should not be used to remove water. Do not used household appliances. If the ceiling is wet, do not turn on ceiling fixtures. Stay out of rooms if the ceiling sags. Let professional water damage restoration crews take care of the rest.