Water Damage In Upper West Side
How SERVPRO Restores Upper West Side Carpets with Water Damage
One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make with water damage is throwing towels and rags on their carpet and assume that it is enough. Those things work to absorb some moisture at the surface but do nothing for the water that ran downward, affecting the rest of the carpet and padding.
The steps that SERVPRO technicians take when handling water damage to Upper West Side carpets make the difference between keeping the carpet and having to replace it.
Problems with DIY Water Loss Cleanup
When moisture remains within the carpet, it sets it up for numerous issues including:
• Bleeding of color
• Rotting of the primary and secondary backing resulting in loose fibers
• Foul odors
Extraction Equipment is Key
SERVPRO technicians choose different types of equipment depending on the amount of water that requires extraction and the pile of the carpet. Centrifugal pumps work well in most situations to pull up moisture. When significant amounts of moisture require removal, stand-on, and stationary water removal systems perform best.
Restoration to Carpet
Some carpets get stained or show spots after a water loss event and need additional cleaning to restore the fibers. SERVPRO techs carefully test fibers before cleaning, so the correct cleaning agents and methods get used, so there is no damage done to threads or issues such as shrinkage.
Techniques for Drying Carpet
A misstep homeowners sometimes make when attempting to dry carpets is using household fans. In some cases, they can make the problem worse. When necessary, the techs can remove carpet and dry it in-plant for reinstallation. However, to limit the disruption to the home, the techs dry the carpet in place. One commonly used application, referred to as floating, involves loosening the carpet on one side. Air movers get positioned to force air in the opened space, which assists in drying the carpet and padding from the bottom up and inhibits secondary damages. As the air movers force the embedded moisture to the surface, it gets captured by the dehumidifiers.
SERVPRO of Upper West Side at (917) 498-1362 for help with water damage in your home. The certified technicians can handle any size water loss and make it, “Like it never even happened.”
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