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Water Damage Carpet

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage carpet cleaning, with a puddle of water. Water Damage carpet

During a water damage, a multitude of materials can be affected. One of the most common materials that gets affected is carpet.

The good news is that often, water-damaged carpeting can be saved. Through various methods, it is possible to rapidly dry the carpet, saving the substantial cost of replacement.

In most circumstances, the carpet is released from the tackless strip around the perimeter, and carpet pad is removed and disposed of. Then, extraction is performed to remove the excess water from the carpet. After that, we place air movers to blow warm, dry air between the carpet and subfloor. This “float” method dries both the carpet and padding at the same time. Once everything is dry, new carpet pad is installed, the carpet is stretched back into place, and the carpets are cleaned.

Sometimes, it is more beneficial to save both the carpet and pad. In this situation, “in-place” drying is performed. A weighted extractor is used to compress the carpet and pad, and remove the water from it. After that, air movers are used to blow warm, dry air across the top surface of the carpet. This method takes longer to dry, as multiple layers of material are being dried at the same time. However, this saves the additional time and labor of carpet pad and carpet reinstallation.

To have the highest chance of saving carpeting and other materials, it is important to start the drying process as soon as possible. Our technicians are available 24 hours a day to handle your water damage problems quickly. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Casper anytime, at 307-235-6558.

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