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Ways to Prevent Mold after Water has Damaged Your Carpets

Drying a carpet after a flood should be done immediately. If you do not act quickly, mold could form doing irreparable harm to your carpet and endangering the health and well being of the people in your household. Despite this fact, some people delay or take the wrong measures when a large area of their carpeting has been soaked with water. Don’t be one of those people. It is important to know how to prevent mold growth on your carpet after it has become saturated with water. Here is some of our best advice.
• Remove water as quickly as possible: There is commercially available equipment that will help you remove some water from small carpets but for large jobs you should contact a water and smoke damage remediation company like ours. We have industrial strength equipment that will safety remove water from your carpet without causing it further damage.
• Minimize traffic on the wet carpet: If at all possible, keep people from walking on your wet carpeting. This will prevent it from becoming further damaged.
• Use fans to speed up the drying process: There is good news and bad news about using fans to help dry your carpet. The good news is that they can help air circulate over your carpet expediting the drying process. The bad news is that this method can take some time. You can rent high-power drying fans from a home improvement store but again, our experts have experience handling such machinery.
• Use a dehumidifier to dry out the room: Cool, dry air helps inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. Moreover, a humidifier will help to speed up the time your carpet takes to dry out. This will mean that mold and mildew will have less time to establish a foothold in your home.water damage
• Sanitize walls and baseboards: This may come as a surprise to most homeowners but anything that comes into contact with a s carpet that is also saturated with unhealthy water can also become contaminated. This is why it is advisable to clean all walls, hard-surface floors and other household surfaces with soap and water.
It is a feeling that can only be described as somewhat sickening. This is the feeling one gets when handling a carpet that has been saturated by water from a burst pipe, storm or the aftermath of a fire. The correct course to take at the end of the day is to hire restoration water damage experts to salvage what can be salvaged of your carpet. Water extraction carpet cleaning can remove black water –sewage water that may contain feces, harmful microbes, urine, etc – and its contaminants from your carpet that could lead to the formation of all kinds of mold.

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