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How To Treat Water Damaged Carpet

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Learn how to treat water damaged carpet.

As a homeowner, you need to prepare for the worst when it comes to your home.  You need to know how to react to a variety of situations from a house fire to flooding.  If there is a flood in your home that damages your carpet, you should know how to repair it properly.   The last thing you want is for mold to form on your carpeting.  Luckily, there are a few simple ways to treat water damaged carpet.

Assess Damage and Remove Water

One of the first things you need to do when treating water damaged carpet is to assess the entire area.  You want to see where the damage is coming from and the type of water that has affected your carpet. You can treat and salvage your carpet if it is rain or other types of sanitary water.  If the water has come from your toilet, it can do some serious damage. It is essential that you remove any excess water immediately. The professionals at ServiceMaster of Baltimore use extractors to soak up excess water.

Dry It Out

It is essential that you invest in large fans to dry your damaged carpet.  You want to have at least the fans blowing for at least 36 hours straight so that you can circulate fresh air.  After the 36 hours, you need to assess your carpet to see if it needs to be dried more. Make sure that you use a dehumidifier to prevent mold growth and to speed up the drying process.

Don’t Forget To Steam

After you have dried out your carpet, you want to make sure that you sanitize and deodorize the area.  The best way is to steam clean the affected area and make sure that the smell is completely gone. If you have padding underneath your carpeting, it has to be replaced because it soaks up water like a sponge.

Water Damage Recovery With ServiceMaster of Baltimore

If you’ve been hit by water damage, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can help professionally restore any damaged areas. If you just have questions about disaster prevention, let us know too. Being properly prepared is essential for your safety and well-being.

Call your local Baltimore cleaning service company: ServiceMaster of Baltimore. We have certified licensed restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Stained carpets might seem hopeless, but our service will prove otherwise. Click Here to request an estimate today!


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