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A Heavy Load Of Flood Water Can Really Damage Things

Aug 22, 2008
Carpets are probably the most regularly water damaged thing in a home. Flooding can occur from chipped pipework, dripping household machines, backed up toilets, or natural disasters that drive rivers to runoff. The cause of a flood can make a difference as to how to deal with a flood damaged rug. If the carpeting is flooded with fresh water from shattered pipes or trickling appliances, the rug will be salvageable if it is dried out and washed rapidly. On another note, carpets that are flooded by backed up toilets or flood waters which have mixed with sewage will possibly have to be replaced.

If the rug is flooded with clean water it needs to be dehydrated right away. Excess water should be pulled from the carpet with a wet/dry vac. Then the carpeting should be lifted up from the floor and the cushioning needs to be discarded. Launder and dry the flooring and transfer the carpeting to a considerably airy place where it can be elevated to dry. Fans can be used to speed up the drying activity. It is also wise to have the carpeting treated with a disinfecting solution to preclude any troubles with mold and mildew. This will also terminate the harsh smell which comes along with mold and mildew. After the rug is dried and any additional troubles coming from the flood have been fixed, have a new pad installed. Then the rug can also be put back.

When the rug has been soiled with grimy flood water it is best to employ a specialized cleaning company to remove it and throw it away. When the floors, baseboards, furniture and anything else that has been dirtied with the flood water has been cleaned and disinfected a brand new carpet and pad can be put in. This is the most secure way to prevent any risks to your family's welfare due to germs in the water that flooded the carpet.

If there is no choice but to attempt to restore the dirtied carpet, remove it from the house and lay it on a cement surface that inclines downward and away from the domicile such as a driveway. Doctor the carpeting with antiseptics and dispose of the cushioning. Scrub and disinfect the floors and walls in the abode that have been water damaged. Get a hose with acceptable water pressure and clean off the rug beginning at the top and going down. Turn over the rug and spray off the other side as well. Get a disinfecting solvent like ammonia or pine cleansers and apply it to the rug beginning from the top and working down and then wash it. Move the carpeting right side up again and repeat the cleansing directions and rinse thoroughly.

As much water as conceivable should be withdrawn from the wet carpet with a wet/dry vac and the carpeting should be treated to thwart mold and mildew. The wet carpeting should be raised up and dehydrated using fans to speed the activity up. It is key that it dries as quickly as possible. Put in a new pad and reinstall the repaired carpet.
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Luana Pershing is an advocate for water damage safety for Garden City, NY Flood Damage Clean Up Company and Barnum Island, NY Flood Damage Service
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