Our Technicians Discuss What Homeowners Can Do To Save Their Water Damaged Carpet In Bloomfield
Things Bloomfield Homeowners Can Do To Save Carpet From Water Damage
When water damage occurs in a home that affects the carpeting, timing crucial and the difference of just two days makes the difference in whether the carpeting is restorable or a loss.
SERVPRO team members undergo specialized training for dealing carpet with water damage in Bloomfield homes. Before the technicians arrive on-site to begin water extraction, there are actions homeowners can take to reduce secondary losses potentially occurring.
• Pick up magazines or printed papers from wet carpeting to prevent stain or ink transfers.
• If it's safe, move furniture off wet carpeting.
• Run the dehumidifying function on your air conditioner if possible.
SERVPRO technicians test carpet before applying cleaning methods. Different types of fibers and carpet styles react differently to cleaners, and using the incorrect solution has the potential to damage the carpet.
Another consideration when choosing a cleaning method is the colorfastness of the dye in the fibers. The technicians carefully inspect the carpet for any pre-existing conditions that could affect the restorability outcome such as delamination of glue-down carpet, rips, thin spots, or other issues such as permanent stains that are not part of the scope of the restoration services.
The choice of water extraction equipment factors in the condition of the carpet and the amount of water and SERVPRO technicians also utilize specialized attachments such as weighted extractor heads to assist in maximum water removal for faster drying.
When technicians focus on drying carpet, it is dried in place whenever feasible to do so to limit the disruption to the property during restoration services. This action involves the usage of a carpet clamp feature on the centrifugal air movers that allows them to "float" the carpets and deliver air under the carpet. Techs take extra care when using this method to create vents to avoid stretching the carpet.
When your property requires restoration services from water damage, contact SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield at (973) 662-0062. We are available to assist homeowners 24/7 with any size water cleanup job and make it “Like it never even happened.”
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