There are lots of things that can cause water damage to your carpets. It can de due to burst pipe, leaking roof, damaged drainpipe, or broken tap. Not many people know this but it’s a fact that water damage is the worst thing that could happen to your carpet as it may end up making you buy a new carpet to replace the old, damaged one.
Many people think that once their carpet is damaged by water, it can never be repaired and as a result, they get a new carpet to replace the old one. But they don’t know that it can be repaired. The damage done to your carpet depends on many aspects and if you know about them then you can quickly make your carpet clean and dry in no time.
Major Carpet Cleaners Sydney is mentioning 2 main things that will help you in determining whether you are in a need of replacing your carpet or not after the flooding of water in your home:
The source of water determines the extent of damage done to your carpets. If the water is from a damaged water pipe or any other clean source of water like rain then the carpet can be repaired. But in case the water is from drainage pipe or any other dirty source then you should not invest your time and money in getting them cleaned, rather get a new carpet.
Another thing that matters when it comes to water damage is the period, for which your carpet has been soaked in water. If the carpet has been wet for more than 24 hours then there’s a very rare chance of fixing it. In case you manage to get your carpet away from water within 24 hours of disaster then you can somehow get them cleaned.
Now once you know that the water source was clean and the carpet has not been wet for more than 24 hours, you can decide whether to call Major Carpet Cleaners Sydney for getting your carpets cleaned or do it on your own. If only a portion of carpet has been water damaged or you think the amount of water was significantly lower then you can restore your carpet on your own by following these easy steps provided by Major Carpet Cleaners Sydney:
Before doing anything else, you must find the source of the leak or the reason which your carpet became wet. If there's a leakage in the roof then clear the water on the roof, if there's a leakage in the pipe or tap then fix it or call a plumber. By fixing the source of the problem you make sure that the area of water damage is minimized.
The very first thing that you’re supposed to do try up the surface of the carpet. It can be done either with dry towels if the water-soaked area is smaller or you can use a wet vacuum cleaner for a larger area. Try to remove as much water as possible from the carpet. To get better results do not apply too much pressure on the vacuum wand, rather keeps it relaxed to ensure better sucking of water.
After sucking up excess water from the carpet remove the carpet as well as padding from the floor. The main reason behind this step is that no matter how efficient the vacuum cleaner is, it won't be able to remove moisture from the padding underneath the carpet. If the padding remains wet then it will result in mould growth under the carpet, which in turn causes health issues along with bad odour inside the house.
Once you have successfully removed carpet and paddings from the floor, you should move them to a less humid place, where they can be dried properly. To dry your carpet you can use table fans or ceiling fans. If you have a dehumidifier at your home then it would help you get your carpet dried even faster. Let your carpet dry for 4-5 hours to see the best results. Also, don’t forget to keep your rooms properly vented.
Dried carpet is not the ultimate solution for your problem as the dampness created by water makes your carpet the best atmosphere for bacteria to breed. Pick up a steam cleaner and start cleaning your floor as well as floor to be 100% sure that your carpet is cleaned. After you finish steam cleaning, remember to let your carpet dry overnight as steam cleaning makes your carpet a little moist.
You can do this after steam cleaning or in place of steam cleaning, the choice is yours. Sprinkle baking soda all over the carpet and with the help of a broom, spread it all over the carpet and deep inside the carpet. Let it rest overnight and the next day with the help of a vacuum cleaner, remove all baking soda from the carpet. This will not only help you in getting rid of the mushy smell from the carpet but also kill any bacteria present on your carpet.
Major Carpet Cleaners Sydney has given you a very easy step-by-step method of cleaning your wet carpets. Now you can easily take care of minor water damage that happens to your carpet on your own. But in case the problem or damage done to your carpet is on a large scale, then you can call Major Carpet Cleaners for water damage restoration in Canberra. We work round-the-clock to satisfy our customers as their satisfaction and wellbeing is our goal.