Huck's Carpet Cleaning O'Fallon MO

Best Way to Dry a Flooded Carpet

Posted by Lynn Huck on Monday, September 17, 2012

When disaster strikes and your home or office premises get flooded, then you will probably find that at least one of your carpets has been totally waterlogged. Depending on how the water damage occurred you will be faced with a dilemma of how to save your carpet with the minimum of fuss and upheaval. Sometimes you have no option but to call in the insurance company, who will decide if the damage to your carpet is so serious that it cannot be repaired and they will payout the money to have the carpet replaced. The good news is that, in most cases, a carpet, even one that has been totally saturated with water, can not only be saved but brought back to look like as good as new. However you need to act fast. If a carpet remains soaked for too long, the fibers in the carpet will begin to rot and fairly quickly. Pretty soon mold and mildew will set in. You may be able to save your carpet, but the chances decrease as time goes by. If you live in a really hot climate and you can get the carpet out of the flooded area and into strong sunlight, you will have a good chance of drying out your flooded carpet without too much long term damage. However you should bear in mind that a carpet that has been flooded with water and will weigh four or five times more than it did its original state, and you will need a lot of help to get it outside and into the sun's rays. Many people have discovered the hard way that there are no shortcuts when it comes to rescuing a flooded carpet, and the best way to dry it is through the means of modern carpet cleaning technology. The best carpet & water damage cleaning method available is steam extraction cleaning. Huck's Carpet Cleaning uses truck mount equipment (hot water extraction) in these cases. We can help you in half the time it would take you, without the right equipment, to do it yourself.

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