Steps to Prevent Carpet Mould after Water Damage

If you have had a recent leak or flood, no matter how big or small the situation was, must have caused concerns like floor and wall damage, carpet damage, and many more. However, there is a concern that can affect the health of everyone living in your house, i.e. concern for mould. For growth, mould does not need much water; the harmful fungi need a dark space and a bit of moisture.

Mould can grow on carpeting after flooding and water damage. The growth of mould is also quite fast – between 24 to 48 hours depends on the source of water While it is not visible to the naked eye at first, the growth can be seen in a week or two of uninterrupted growing.

Mould is one of the primary causes of several health problems, such as fungal infections and respiratory issues. Hence, you need to know how to tackle this problem efficiently.

Here are some steps that can help you dry your carpet after a flood or leak and prevent the growth of mould on your carpet:

Remove the water

It is of utmost importance that you quickly remove water that has accumulated in any area of your home. It would help if you started drying your carpet immediately after the leak or flood; alternatively, you can also make use of a wet-dry vacuum to remove any standing water. Speed is essential if you want to prevent the formation and growth of mould on your carpet.

Cleaning and drying carpet, subfloor and other structure

After you remove the water, check the carpet padding, which may require replacement after water damage. Next, you can make use of carpet-dryer ( air movers ) and dehumidifiers to fast-forward the process to achieve faster drying, which is the key to stopping the growth of mould and prevent the formation of mildew and carpet mould.

You need to keep the air movers and dehumidifiers running throughout the day and night, which will get the job done much faster than just leaving it out for drying naturally. The combination of air movement and dehumidification will efficiently remove moisture from the environment in the area and also prevent the formation of mildew and carpet mould. You can either purchase a good steamer or rent one to rehab your home after the water damage.

Look for the remaining damages done by the leakage or flood

Floodwaters and leakage in your home can also potentially damage your furniture. You should sanitize and clean the affected furniture immediately so that further damage is stopped. You can also make use of a dehumidifier on your furniture since it helps prevent moisture from soaking into the wood or fabric. Sadly, if the furniture cannot be salvaged, it cannot be returned into a usable and sanitary state and needs to be replaced.

Water damage can be a devastating experience for home-owners. It can displace you from your house for some time and reversing the damages can prove to be time-consuming and expensive. Additionally, the electrical components and systems need to be inspected and checked by a professional before use and entry to the building.

For sewage water damage, you should contact a water damage restoration professional. We offer water damage carpet drying service to home-owners in Melbourne. Our high-tech equipment and tools are used by our water damage restoration professionals on the toughest scenarios. With state-of-the-art tools such as carpet-drying fans, dehumidifiers, and industrial air mover options, we will make sure that your place becomes as good as it was before. Be sure to call our professional service for any water damage restoration job!

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