At Carpets and Critters, we often have to help people who have suffered from house flooding in the easten bay of plent, which can completely ruin your flooring.
If you do not properly treat a flooded carpet quickly, it can end up becoming a significant health hazard as it can grow mould. If you have experienced house flooding recently, then you may want to read this blog to get advice on how to restore your carpets after they’ve been soaked through.
Let us look at several ways that you can ensure that your carpets look as good as new after a flood:
1) Remove All Excess Water
Once the flooding has subsided, you need to remove all the excess water from the area using mops, towels, buckets, or perhaps even a rented pump.
Once the surface has been cleared of all visible excess water, the process of drying the floor can begin. To dry out your carpets, you will need to open the windows and doors to get as much air in as possible. Where possible, lift the carpet up and blow air underneath. You will need to use fans or dehumidifiers. The process of drying everything out this way can take several days or even a week, depending on how severe the flooding was and what the weather is like outside.
2) Disinfect The Carpet
Once a carpet has been flooded, it will quite possibly be inundated with various harmful contaminants, such as bacteria, viruses, and mould spores, which will grow in due course. Therefore, it is important to thoroughly disinfect the carpets.
Once the carpet has been thoroughly disinfected, a deep steam clean will go a long way towards ensuring that any remaining staining or dirt is removed. Generally speaking, it is best to hire professionals to do this. Steam cleaning will also kill off any remaining bacteria or spores, which will ensure that your carpet is as good as new!
3) Replace Padding
The last thing you will need to do is replace the carpet padding. Usually, it gets damaged during flooding and is a hotbed for the growth of mould, which can be a serious health hazard. Therefore, it is generally necessary to replace it after a flood.
Once all of this is done, you will still need to monitor for mould to make sure that it does not occur down the line.
At Carpets and Critters, we deal with restoring carpets after house flooding in Whakatane. Contact us today to ensure that your carpets are restored to their original state. Don’t delay!