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Carpet Restoration Services in Denver

Cleaning, Not Replacing, Is Often Fine After Flooding

Dealing with the aftermath of a flood is difficult because you must get started quickly if you want to save items, yet you might not be in a practical mood if you have just seen your home flooded out. Thoughts of everything you lost could be swirling through your head but thanks to damage restoration techniques, it is possible to save many of your belongings. One item you might think of as an automatic loss is your carpet, but that’s not always the case. In fact, there are many ways to save a carpet after it’s been drenched with water, especially if you have professionals take care of the job.

If you need help or would like more information, contact EIS COLORADO today. Call (720) 414-5850.

Why Flooding Is So Bad for Carpets

The main problems that carpets can suffer after flooding are mold growth and bacterial or sewage contamination. Contamination is serious and creates a major health risk for anyone exposed to the carpet; if the floodwaters were contaminated, both the carpet and padding should be discarded. But people often extend this warning to all soaked carpets, claiming that they don’t want to risk mold growth or the chance that the water was really contaminated and that just wasn’t reported.

However, if the water was relatively clean, and the pad was somehow not soaked, it is possible to restore the carpet. Mold growth can be prevented if you start drying the carpet quickly. Cleaning the entire carpet can be a tough task if you’ve never done it before though, so it is best to have professionals take over once you’ve started the drying process.

Padding & Subflooring

Note that padding that has been exposed to floodwaters, be they from a burst pipe or excessive rain, should be tossed because it is more cost-effective to replace the padding than it is to clean it, not to mention the padding isn’t regularly exposed to air anyway, thus making it easier for a tiny bit of moisture to turn into a major mold problem. The padding will also have to be removed so our Denver restoration company can check the subfloor and dry that.

What to Do After the Flood Is Over

If the flooding was from a pipe or another short-term source, remove the water with a wet vac. In both situations, as long as you know for sure that the water was not contaminated, set up fans around the house to start drying the carpets and rugs that were affected. Once our restoration company arrives, we can check to see if the padding was soaked as well, or if the water managed to stay above pad level.

If it is determined that the carpet can be saved, EIS COLORADO will work to dry the carpet thoroughly and clean out any mud or stains from the flooding. You may have to stay away from your home for a few days while the restoration work goes on because you should avoid walking on wet carpet if possible. Compressing areas of wet carpet can send water down into the pad.

If you have just had to deal with flooding that reached your carpet and rugs, contact our Denver restoration specialists to arrange help. Recovering from a flood is easier if you can save what you have, and EIS COLORADO can take care of both restoration and insurance communication, letting you concentrate on getting back to your regular life.

Call us today at (720) 414-5850 to get started.

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