If you have been a victim of flooding in your home from a burst pipe, appliances that have malfunctioned or any other reason, you have come to the right place. We get it, carpets are expensive and if you can restore your carpet, that is what you want to do.
Follow these steps and potentially save your carpets after water floods your house!
- Consider the source of the water: if the water that leaked was clean, like from a broken pipe, follow the rest of the steps below. If the water was contaminated in some way (from a leaky toilet or water from a storm), chances are, you cannot save your carpet.
- Look at the timeline: if the carpets have been wet longer than 48 hours EPA/FEMA/CDC guidelines state removing and replacing the carpets is the best option.
- Remove any excess water: use a wet vac aka shop vac to soak up as much excess water as you can. This is a very important step. For smaller amounts of water, towels work well to soak up water.
- Remove the carpet pad: your carpet may dry, but if you don’t remove the pad, mold will grow.
- Use fans: the bigger the better.
- Open windows: this helps carpets dry faster.
- Set up humidifiers: doing this will grab moisture out of the air.
- Eliminate foot traffic: keep everyone off the carpet until it is completely dry.
- Call a professional: a professional will make sure carpet is actually clean, dry, and no mold is growing. Ace Carpet is here for you. We offer 24/7 Water Damage Restoration services.