Cleaning a carpet damaged by water is often recommended instead of replacing it right away. With homeowners becoming more aware of how different kinds of waste impact the environment, reusing water-damaged carpets is often preferred.
In this article, Action Restoration, one of the top full-service restoration companies in the area, answers some frequently asked questions about water-damaged carpets.
How Can I Tell if a Carpet Is Still Worth Cleaning?
As long as the carpet’s exposure to water is limited and the water isn’t from a contaminated source, the carpet can still be cleaned. In the case of gray water contamination, carpeting can still be cleaned. However, the padding may already be beyond sanitation and restoration.
How Are Carpets Dried?
You can use a wet-vac to dry your carpeting. Although it’s time-consuming, it’s one of the most affordable options. You can also use fans, blowers and dehumidifiers to help dry the carpet faster.
How Long Does It Take for Mold Growth to Occur?
Mold growth happens quickly, often as fast as 24 to 48 hours. It usually starts small, but if neglected, all it takes is a week or two for the mold to be visible. Adding mold remediation to the services you need will likely increase your expenses so ensure immediate action on your water-damaged carpets.
How Can I Clean Water-Damaged Carpeting?
You can use a home carpet cleaning system or rent a machine. Keep in mind that bleaching isn’t recommended as it can damage the back of the carpeting and the flooring underneath. It can also strip the color from the carpet fibers.
Carpet cleaning can be a ton of work, so you might want to consider hiring a professional team. This way, you can be confident that your carpet will be cleaned properly and thoroughly.
Action Restoration is a local business with over 12 years of expertise in water damage, fire damage, storm damage and more. Call us at (616) 200-8946 or fill out our contact form to learn more about the services we provide. We serve customers in Grand Rapids, MI, and nearby areas.