If your home or office has suffered water damage, chances are there’s a flooded carpet somewhere. Water can be absorbed through a variety of different materials, some more susceptible than others. It’s best to research different materials of carpet to know which ones are more susceptible to absorbing moisture, because some materials are more commonly affected. For example, cotton/spandex carpets seem to absorb a good deal more water, but are also more prone to mildew. A wool carpet, on the other hand, is resistant to most types of water damage and is a good choice for people who are concerned about absorption rates. But regardless of what type of water stain you’re dealing with, it’s important to be sure that it’s safe for you to clean the carpet!
The length of time that water damage restoration takes to finish will also depend on the severity of the spill, and the amount of time it takes to dry out the affected material. If you’re dealing with just a single small room, it’ll probably take less than a day usually less than a day to dry out and apply a patch. But if you’re dealing with a flooded carpet, more than half of the carpet may need to dry out for at least a day or more, and that might even include removing the entire carpet. The longer the carpet is soaked, the harder it is to remove, so don’t be surprised if after a day or so, you still have remnants of water.
The type of water damage restoration, you need will also depend on whether you’re dealing with a small, contained spill, or if the carpet has become submerged in floodwater. A small spill, such as leakage from a fountain or hose, is easily resolved by applying a light coat of carpet cleaning solution, like Listerine or shaving cream. For larger spills, like those resulting from flooding or industrial spillage, it’s important to contact a commercial water extraction specialist, who can advise you on the best course of action. Typically, the water is drained, dried and re-applied before it dries completely, making it appear as if no damage had occurred. However, sometimes damage to the carpet may have occurred during the drying process, requiring you to repeat the drying process until you have achieved the desired look.
Northern Beaches Carpet Cleaning
90 Mona Vale Rd, Warriewood NSW 2102