Carpet Drying after Flooding and/or Water Damage
If your business has been damaged by flooding or a water leak, the carpeting may be a soggy, water-logged mess. And because most business flooring IS carpeting, this can create a major issue.
The main concern is to dry the carpeting quickly in order to prevent damage to walls, sub-flooring, and other structural elements of your building. The good news is: the drying process is one you can often start on your own almost immediately after the incident! Just remember that calling in professionals like SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch will ensure your office will be back in sooner rather than later (or never).
Here’s how to START the drying process in order to prevent further damage:
Identify and Stop the Source of the Water Problem
The first step in saving your carpeting is to identify the source of your water problem and do your best to stop it, or at least to lessen it.
Remove Any Standing and/or Excess Water
Once there’s no more water coming in, your next step is to start to remove any standing or excess water. Either renting a pump from your local hardware store or using a wet/dry shop vac will work.
Separate the Soaked Carpeting from the Floor
Once you’ve removed most of the water, if possible, separate the carpet off from the floor.
Begin along a wall, pulling away from the tack strips and moving across the room. Be careful not to use too much force in handling your carpeting, as wet carpeting is more fragile than normal and more likely to tear.
Bring In Professional Restoration Services
In order to thoroughly dry and clean any flooring and/or carpeting, you’ll want to consider calling for the help of a professional restoration service provider.
The professionals at SERVPRO of Eatontown/Long Branch are IICRC certified for all types of restoration, and will make sure every surface is dried out, cleaned and remediated professionally, and will take the necessary steps to
– helping homes and business deal with water damage that’s gone beyond their control. We have all the necessary training and equipment to quickly and efficiently dry your wet carpeting, limiting your risk of mold/bacteria exposure and increasing the chances of saving your carpeting.
- Dry the area, including affected walls.
- Clean the floor and sub-flooring.
- Clean and/or replace the carpeting.
- Check and remediate for mold if necessary.