We tend to forget what water damage and restoration mean until a heavy storm hits the area we live in and suddenly this becomes our primary concern. Torrential rain accompanied with strong winds experienced in Southeast Queensland cause a lot of wet and damaged carpet in properties.
Has your carpet been affected by black or flood water recently?
Flood water contains bacteria as well as harmful viruses, sewage and toxins that can easily generate dangerous airborne particles. Flood water combined with sewage and toxic bacteria is considered as black water (category 3) which is very dangerous to the human body.
Once the flood water is extracted, the carpet is still contaminated with the residue. Carpet as well as porous materials need to be removed from the house and discarded by a professional with special equipment.
We do not recommend you to extract the water yourself or even try to clean the carpet with handy and conventional chemicals as you may put your health at risk. The residue left on the carpet from sewage and bacteria can pose serious health threat, because of this, Juvenaire highly recommends to remove it all and replace it.
Has your carpet been affected by clear or grey water?
If your carpet has been flooded with any other type of water (category 1 & 2) from burst internal pipes or discharge from dishwashers/washing machines, it is entirely possible to sanitise and restore your carpet.
It is crucial to take action promptly in order to carry out the proper drying of the wet carpet. Not only the correct drying of your carpet will help you save it but it will also prevent mould growth which happens frequently after a wet event. Very often, the underlay is removed and replaced as it retains moisture and contributes to mould growth.
Once the carpet has been successfully disinfected and dried, it is ready to be re-installed.
If meticulous cleaning and appropriate drying aren’t carried out quickly by a professional with special equipment and chemicals, the salvage of your carpet can’t be guaranteed and further damage such as structural damage or mould contamination may occur.