It is fairly common for homeowners to experience water damage and flooding in their homes with so many variables. Among the frequent sources, natural causes from heavy rainfall leading to leaky roofs, burst pipes, sewer issues, malfunctioning appliances. Resulting in water damage which can also lead to mold growth is usually due to your home getting flooding. By taking immediate action, you can minimize the damage and reduce the risk of mold growth. You will achieve maximum results the water damage cleanup with the right equipment, skills, know-how, and experience the professionals possess. With this in mind, we at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning would like to share the basics of the water damage restoration service.
As quickly as possible, the top priority in the process is clearing the standing water. Especially with severe flooding, the furnishings and clutter need to be removed from the flooded area into a dry location in order to effectively extract the water. Professionals will extract the water and ensure proper disposal with the help of powerful suctioning equipment. Professionals move to evaluating and assessing for the depth of the water damage, the insulation, drywall, casing, baseboards, padding, carpeting, and other flooring surfaces are checked once the standing water is removed. It is vital mold and other microbes are discovered since they only increase a health risk and accelerate the decay of affected organic materials. Removing the water is the first step.
The surface drying is not enough when it comes to water damage due to flooding. After the preindustrial strength pumps have completely removed the standing fluids, in order to draw out the moisture that has soaked deep into the core of structured materials, high-powered strength air mover fans and dehumidifiers are strategically placed in a pattern. Particularly suspectable is the carpet, the carpet padding, and the drywall. As the fans circulate air around the wet items and the dehumidifiers are used for wicking moisture off of the saturated materials and out of the air. Moisture meters equipped with probes are utilized for professionals to monitor the progress as well as oversee drying rate of the carpets and other flooded areas during the drying process in order to detect the level of moisture in specific locations. Though the surrounding circumstances influence the dry time, keep in mind the drying process can take several days.
Carpet Cleaning & Deodorizing
Evaluated once the water is long gone and the structure is fully dry are insulation, drywall, and maybe even the baseboard, carpets, and carpet padding of the affected area. Any unsalvageable materials will have to be replaced. Especially if the flooding was due to a sewer problem, where mildew, mold, bacteria, germs, and other such microbes can easily grow, it is recommended that the subfloor gets treated if the carpet needs to be removed. By design, treatment destroys potential mold and bacteria. Make sure once the flooding problem is rectified and the process completed, you have a professional perform a deep cleaning on surviving carpet, rugs, and other flooring to remove the potential mold spores, bacteria and other microbes.