Water damage from flooding always happens when you least expect it! So when water damage occurs, you want to minimise the damage to your carpets and home by acting as quickly as possible.
Continue reading to find out how Complete Carpet Restoration can help you avoid the mould and mildew that grows in your carpet following flooding and the harmful toxins that can cause allergies, asthma, headaches, sickness and many other health ailments.
Why is Mould Harmful?
Mould is a fungus that reproduces by creating small spores that work like seed. To grow, mould required water, oxygen, organic materials and a favourable temperature. When mould infests a home, it can grow quickly and be extremely hard to get rid of. Removal of mould requires the use of special chemicals and training. Following water damage to your carpet, mould will not be immediately visible on the carpet’s surface – but that does not mean it’s growth isn’t in progress.
Health Risks Associated with Water Damage on Carpets
Mould doesn’t only ruin your carpet, it has the potential to be harmful to the health of your family. Mould has been known to cause serious infections in humans who has a compromised immune system. Moisture trapped within your carpets following damage from water, also becomes a breeding ground for other pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and parasites.
Time is of the Essence
To minimise damage, water removal needs to happen quickly. When a flooding emergency happens, you need expert help – fast! In situations like this, the faster action is taken, the less damage is caused and the easier the restoration process is.
Remove Furniture & Electrical Items Immediately
You will want to move all the furniture and electrical items from the area that has been water damaged as fast as you can. Remember – water and electricity do not mix! You can also check if you can turn off power from that room in your house. We recommend disinfecting all affected areas including walls, wood and non-upholstered furniture that was exposed to the water.
The Importance of Hiring a Carpet Restoration Professional
There are two contributing factors in saving your homes carpet after water damage has occured. They are speed and proper treatment. If the water is contaminated (grey or black water) the water will need to be completely removed and the carpet treated with professional cleaning products and equipment. Even clean water (rain water or tank water) can harbour pathogenic growth within 48 hours if the carpet remains untreated. Without the proper treatment and equipment, not only can the damage to your carpet increase, and the health risks increase. It can also then cause problems within your homes subfloor.
Water Damage Restoration
Complete Carpet Restoration is always prepared to respond to your water damage emergency to quickly restore your home or business to its pre-damaged state. Our team is trained and certified to undertake everything from minor flooding to sewage cleaning. We understand the importance of acting fast when water damage has occured to eliminate mould growth and the spread of other sickness causing pathogens.