Dealing with water damage in your home or business can be an overwhelming experience. A simple water leak can leave your carpet soggy for many days if not treated urgently. Hence, it is essential to know what you are dealing with, fix the source of the water damage, and know when to call for help.
Carpet drying is vital to prevent further damage to your walls and sub-flooring as well as to limit the growth of mould. The longer you wait to begin the cleanup process, the higher the risk of mould. Additionally, your carpet will have lower chances of getting restored.
If you feel like calling in a professional service for the job, do not hesitate to give us a call right now!
Our water damage restoration team is certified by IICRC so you can rest assured knowing that you will get professional and best-quality work for your water-damaged carpets.
Our carpet drying process for water damage
Our cleaners have years of experience when it comes to flood damage restoration jobs in the past decade. We assure you that no two jobs are the same. Each water damage restoration job has its challenges, and each one needs to be dealt with accordingly. Below is our process of water damage restoration:
1. Assessment and inspection
As soon as our cleaners arrive at your home, they will inspect the damaged premise and evaluate its extent. We are equipped with the right tools to assess the moisture levels and the overall damage accurately.
For our inspection and evaluation, the instruments will be rested on the baseboards, ceilings, and floors of the water-damaged rooms that will get you an accurate reading. Depending on the moisture content reading and the IICRC standards, we will evaluate and assess what type of drying method and equipment will be required.
2. Prevention of further damage
The longer the water damage remains untreated, the more likely is the occurrence of additional damage. If our evaluation leads to the fact that drying machines will be needed, we will also make use of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry and prevent further damage, such as structural damage, mildew, and mould growth.
We might place our drying equipment, such as dehumidifiers and air movers for a few days, depending on the source of the leakage and the extent of the water damage.
3. Flood water extraction
Removing floodwater from your house is the most critical step of the drying process. We make use of high-powered vacuums to suck up the water from the area. The total time of the process depends on various factors like the affected surrounding structures, the size of the room, the amount of water present in the area, and the type of substrate being dried.
Our pumps are fitted with powerful vacuums and suction pumps that are capable of removing hundreds of gallons of water during the water removal process. Our team starts this process as soon as possible to prevent mould growth and minimise further damage.
4. The carpet drying process
The drying process will start as soon as the floodwater is removed from your home. The drying process involves setting up air movers and dehumidifiers for effective drying. There is also a possibility during this process that a section of the carpet will be lifted for additional drying.
For hardwood floors, we also make use of floor mats to draw out water from the floor. We also remove the baseboards and drill holes into the drywall, depending on the extent of the water damage. While this option is rare, this option can be used to prevent the demolishing of your house.
5. Anti-bacterial treatment
We offer anti-microbial and anti-bacterial treatment to eliminate the sustenance and growth of bacteria from your wet structures and carpets. We will sanitise your carpet to prevent the growth of mildew and mould, thereby removing bad odours. With this method, we remove and eliminate all creepy crawlies, like allergens, dust mites, and dander. With our anti-bacterial treatment, we make sure that your environment is hygienic.
6. Air purification
When a particular area remains wet for a long time, the place starts emitting a foul smell. It happens because the water comes in contact with several objects and reacts chemically with the fabric, floors, and structures. With the help of our air purifiers, we prevent and control harmful bacteria and lousy odour from spreading to other rooms and premises.
Bad odour is not recognisable until an unpleasant smell takes over. Hence, regular and thorough cleaning is the best way to keep these odours away. Our air purifiers will keep your home healthier and cleaner.
7. Carpet steam cleaning and deodorising
Upon drying, we then jump to the carpet steam cleaning method to bring your carpets back to its original shape. The condition of your carpet will be back as good as new.
We make use of the hot water extraction method to pull out dirt and debris. Only eco-friendly and non-toxic soaps and detergents are used to achieve the best steam cleaning. Once this process is done, the condition of your entire room will be back to its original state, and your carpet will look as good as new.
Thus, it is highly recommended that you acquire the help of professional wet carpet drying services, especially in the case of heavy flooding. With our help, you will receive all the cleaning benefits with minimum hassle.