Flooded House? Bring In The Professionals To Extract The Water From Your Carpet
This can be a frustrating time. It’s the last situation in which a homeowner would like to find themselves in. Soaked floors, carpet, walls, and other damages will be caused by flooding in the house. It can be a result of a plumbing issue- like an overflowing toilet, leakage from the water heater tank, or the effect of a huge storm. Like other accidents or natural phenomena, this is not planned for and needs to be immediately resolved for normalcy to resume.
You may be tempted to rush to the dealership store and rent out a vacuum and water extraction system- but it may be biting more than you can chew. This is an arduous task, and there are already more risks to contend with. The hazards that come with the floodwater, to the dangers of not getting the extraction job done right, leading to a build-up of pathogen colonies and mould growths- there are plenty of issues to contend with. Here is why you should hire a professional carpet cleaning crew to take care of the job:
This is the immediate priority. Depending on the cause of the water damage, there will be varying levels of risk. There are different categories for the kinds of floodwater involved. The low risk is with water that is from the mains supply. The next is grey water, which includes contaminated water like from toilet overflows, dishwashers, or cases where the aquarium in the building got damaged and sent it contents all over the floor. Sump pump failure can also be included here. After the water has been extracted, an in-depth carpet cleaning is still required. With black water, on the other hand, one is likely to be forced to toss out the whole carpet and replace it with a new one. Here, it will be full of contaminants and pollutants- like for the cases where the flood water has mixed with sewage.
- Prevent mould from building up
This pops up in the mind of every carpet owner facing flood damage. Unless the carpet is dried quickly, fungi will grow in it. The spores are naturally floating around the air space, and get caught in the carpet’s fibres. Usually, they will be got rid of during the routine vacuuming and carpet cleaning. However, in the case of water damage, there will have suitable conditions to flourish – the moisture, warmth and dark regions of the carpet will witness huge growths of mould – which can begin happening in as little as 48 hours in which the carpet remains wet. This is why it is recommended that you engage the services of a professional company that has high-powered water extraction gear in order to remove the bulk of the moisture, cutting down the drying time to under a day. In this regard, it is also recommended that you open up the doors, windows and run the air conditioning system in your house all day, to aid in the drying process. Crank up your dehumidifier too.
- Getting rid of odours
Certainly, you also want that musty smell that is typical of water damaged carpets to be got rid of. It’s as a result of all the decaying organic matter, the bacterial action and even mould that may have already started growing in your unit. Odour neutralising agents and antibacterial treatments that form part of the carpet cleaning process come in handy to remove the smells permeating through the space.
- Bring you peace of mind
When dealing with a flooded home you already have a lot on your plate – and there are those who will have already gone into panic mode. Your life has been disrupted, and there is so much that needs to be done to restore normalcy. Counting the costs of damage adds to the frustrations- especially if there isn’t adequate coverage by the homeowner’s insurance policy. When you hire a professional carpet cleaning company, you get to have one thing off your to-do list and salvage your installation. This reduces the chances of you being forced to dig deeper into your wallet to purchase a new carpet.
Emergency Carpet Cleaning Care
We understand that flooding your home is an emergency, and you want it resolved ASAP. Our team is on standby to address your needs, coming to your home ASAP in order to maximise on the chances of salvaging your carpet. The sooner that it can be worked on, the easier it will be to get rid of the gunk that has been embedded into the fibres as a result of the flooding, and the extraction processes cut down the drying time from days to mere hours.
Our team has been in the carpet cleaning industry for years, providing the services to both residential and commercial clients. Investing in state-of-the-art machinery, and the training and professional development of our personnel, enables us to deliver quality results each time. Our focus is on ensuring that you receive satisfactory services- from the moment that you call in to discuss your particular needs and schedule your carpet cleaning session, to the day that the service is carried out, and the aftercare that is provided. We aim to develop a relationship with you, ensuring that your needs are properly met, for your comfort and peace of mind.
“What about costs?” you ask. We are cognizant of the fact that every carpet cleaning situation is unique, hence have developed a pricing structure that will factor in the specific situation you are in. From the size of the carpet and its material, the level of soiling, routine cleaning sessions, to emergency situations like dealing with water damage, catering to those once-off cleaning like when you’re dealing with the aftermath of a party in your home, to those situations where you’re preparing for an event that you’re about to host. Get in touch with our friendly customer care personnel to discuss a package that will be suitable for your needs.