Four Handy Tips For Minimising Water Damage

With winter unfortunately fast approaching, the prospect of floods and heavy rainfall affecting the interior of your home becomes more of a pressing issue.

Carpet water damage in Melbourne affects a lot of homes, especially in dense forested and low lying areas.

With our fair city forecasted for some of the heaviest rainfall since records began, it’s important to know what steps to take should the unexpected happen.

As experts in water damage restoration, we at Jena’s have provided four easy tips to minimise water damage to carpets as much as possible.

Dry the Area as Quickly as Possible

The padding underneath your carpet, and indeed the carpet itself, are highly absorbent materials. Acting as sponges, they will effectively draw in any liquid that is present.

This creates serious problems in itself, as this damp material is then prone to culturing mould, mildew and various forms of dangerous fungi spores.

When water damage has occurred, it is vital that you immediately ventilate the room.

Opening all windows and utilising any stand-alone fans you may have is a good start, and will help prevent an environment for mould and mildew to occur.

An industrial “wet-dry” vacuum, which is powerful enough to draw out the moisture, will also aid in drying the damaged area.

It’s important to use only powerful vacuums, as the conventional vacuum won’t be strong enough to draw the dampness out.

They can also create corn rowing on the carpet or, even worse, rip the carpet from its seams.

For further reading, we wrote an article recently regarding things not to do when confronting wet stains on the carpet.

Use Specialised Carpet Cleaning Products

Concentrated chemical and carpet shampoo products can help to prevent the possibility of fungus growing from the wet carpet.

However, there are literally thousands of brands and products to choose from, and not all of them effectively remove the cultivation of fungi.

It’s recommended that you speak to a professional carpet cleaner, such as the team at Jena’s Carpet Cleaning before you use this method.

Use Desiccants

Desiccants, or silica gel as they are more commonly known, are fairly effective in the absorption of water from many fabrics.

Strategic placement of large desiccants will help to draw out moisture from both the carpet and carpet underlay, and also help to dehumidify the immediately surrounding area.

On top of desiccants, dedicated dehumidifiers and air filtration devices will also aid this process, albeit in a smaller way.

Whilst not ensure complete removal of the damage, they can effectively minimise the prospect of spores entering the atmosphere.

Fungal spores are a particular health risk, as they can cause symptoms similar to an allergic reaction. They can also, in the worst case scenario, cause mycosis, which can be potentially fatal.

Call in the Experts

Jena’s Carpet Cleaning possesses considerable experience in dealing with water damage restoration.

We use only the highest quality cleaning products that have been certified for safety, ensuring that no build-up of mould will occur.

We can also consult and assist you on whether your carpet will need to be either completely or partially replaced.

When your home is subject to flood damage, or just for general carpet cleaning services and advice, call us directly on 1300 887 131.

Our staff is highly trained and friendly professionals, who are more than willing to go through step-by-step the process of restoring your water damaged carpet back to its original condition.

Customer Reviews

Jena's Carpet Cleaning
Based on 133 reviews
Had a hot water pipe burst flooding half the house, called Vic and he arrived ASAP. He was professional, courteous and put me at ease. He did a fantastic job and water was removed in no time, reducing any further damage. He turned up on time and always explained what needed to be done. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.
Tanja Paris
Tanja Paris
00:14 30 May 19
I had to fix a carpet to get my bond back. I was a bit scared to give the job to anyone as my bond depended on it. Found couple of companies and got quotes from them, one was crazy expensive and another one very cheap (bit dodgy). Both companies with great rating and reviews on their very good looking websites. Then I found Jena's, we call the emergency number and Vic answer the phone. Next day he was repairing the carpet and it was an absolutely artistic job!!! He was very professional, quick, friendly and very good price.The real estate ask for his details as they were very impressed with their professional job. Thanks Vic, you are an artist!
Lilliana Sierra
Lilliana Sierra
03:03 16 May 19
Have tried another cleaner in Melbourne earlier and it was not up to the required standards. Vic was amazing and did a good job above my expectations. He has a wealth of knowledge and can clean multiple types of stains. Highly recommended.
Stephen Bennett
Stephen Bennett
14:23 15 Apr 19
I'm very pleased with the service I received from Jena's Carpet cleaning. They came on time and even though I had only given a rough estimate of the area, they stuck to the quote and completed the job in one hour. In my experience they are polite, punctual, thorough, honest and good at their job. Would recommend them to anyone.
Neeha George
Neeha George
02:44 10 Apr 19
We have just had our carpet cleaned through Jenas Carpet Cleaning. I must say they have done a fantastic job. The carpets looks fresh and cleaner than ever before. We recommend this company.
John Peterson
John Peterson
00:49 10 Apr 19
I got Vic from Google and he did an amazing job removing pet and wine stains from our carpet at a great price. My carpets now looks brand new. Thanks again, Vic.
Terry Lewis
Terry Lewis
00:52 02 Apr 19