So, you have had a water spill or, worse, a flood. Now is not the time to panic, but you should take effective steps to prevent damage to your furniture and carpets. Water is a destructive force of nature, even when it is confined to a single room in your home.
Time is of the essence, so work fast and smart to ensure that supporting structures, furniture, and flooring are dried and cleaned to IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) standards. Follow this guide and your home will look as good as new even after the worst-case scenario.
Find the Source
First and foremost, you need to find the source of the leak or flood. You should also locate the water mains in your home and cut off the supply. If the leak stemmed from a damaged or burst pipe, it is time to call in a plumber if you do not possess the skills to fix the problem yourself.
Restricting the flow of water will limit the potential damage to your home. Make sure to contact a reputable plumber who can talk you through steps to take until the Calvary arrives. Once you know that help is on the way, it is time to move onto the next part of your crisis plan.
The longer that your furniture and carpets are left soaking up water, the more likely it is that irreversible damage will occur. Move all of your furniture out of the room to minimize the potential for ruining perfectly good chairs, cabinets or tables.
If you can, move your carpets away from the area that is flooding. It is important to keep the carpet flat, rather than rolling it up. Water will find its level and staining is more likely to occur if the carpet is rolled up. Where possible, soak up as much water as you can to limit the damage to your carpets.
Professional Remediation & Carpet Cleaning
No matter what the level of damage is, it’s important to have a remediation company come out with moisture detection equipment. Many times, the moisture is not just on the floors and your home will need structural drying as well.
Also, depending on the source of the water, you may need to bring in professional carpet cleaners. Flood water caused by storms will cause excessive staining, which won’t go away when the carpet dries. You need to contact Green Clean immediately if your carpets have been damaged by water from a flood.
Call us at 763-789-9600 to arrange an appointment with our professional carpet-cleaning company. We are here to help you reclaim your home after your carpets are devastated by leaking pipes or a storm-driven flood.