The most common form of damage found in homes and other buildings is water damage, because often the moisture and its harmful effects spread before it is detected. Enormous damage can even be the result of something seemingly innocuous, like a small leak from a broken pipe, a defective appliance, a tiny roof leak, or even just high humidity.
The only sign of damage may be a wet or damp carpet, which homeowners or building managers often think can be quickly remedied with a small dehumidifier or a rented carpet dryer. But if the damage is more extensive than you thought, or you don’t get the carpet and sub-floor as dry as possible, the damage could continue to spread, causing catastrophic results.
Here are the reasons that you may need to hire our experienced, professional carpet restoration service after water damage:
Possible Hidden Water Damage
The most difficult part of restoring your home after water damage is assessing the full extent of damage done by water/moisture intrusion. Drywall, insulation, and wood are highly absorbent construction materials, and they will soak up water like a sponge, holding it in and allowing mold to grow. What starts as merely a damp carpet could lead to catastrophic mold festering in your walls.
Our experienced restoration professionals know how to find the true source of the water intrusion, and test to see what the full extent of the damage is. We know if your carpet will just need to be lifted and have dryers put under it, or if an entire section of the house needs to be dried out. Without experience, skill, and tools like humidity meters, it can be extremely difficult to know if you’ve removed all of the moisture in time.
A restoration service uses professional grade equipment to remove excess moisture. A large home or small building may require multiple large professional grade dehumidifiers in each space in order to remove all the moisture from the carpets, drywall, studs, and furnishings even after a small water intrusion.
Fast Response to Your Emergency
Most water damage restoration professionals can respond quickly to your initial call, because they know how imperative it is to stop the damage and prevent it from spreading. Minor damage can occur within minutes, and mold can begin to form in just 48 hours. Time is of the essence when it comes to mold prevention—the faster the moisture is removed, the better your chances of avoiding mold altogether.
A professional carpet cleaning and restoration service can get started fast, and speed up the time it takes to dry out your home.
Mould is the worst thing that could happen to your home following water intrusion. Not only can it cause extreme damage to your home or building, but it can affect the health of those who live or work there. Mould can cause anything from minor allergies to major, deadly illnesses. In worst case scenarios, a building can be condemned for mold.
Once mould growth occurs, mold remediation can only be handled by a professional who understands the extreme care required to handle the potent cleaning products that are required. This can be extremely expensive, so prevention of such a situation is crucial.
Reduced Expenses and Losses
Although the upfront costs of water damage and carpet restoration may worry a homeowner, in the long run you’ll save far, far more than you’ll ever spend on such a service. Most insurance companies will cover or reimburse the cost of such a professional service, because they understand that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
The benefits of hiring our carpet restoration professionals far outweigh the potential cost. If the water damage is worse than you initially thought, which is often the case, you won’t regret investing that money in your home, not only for your home’s continued value, but for your ongoing health. Call us before it’s too late!