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How Can I Get the Water Out of My Carpet?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Water removal from carpet Water damage in your Lake Worth home? Don’t let moisture take over, call SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO techs have the advanced equipment to restore the carpets in Lake Worth properties.

Many factors determine how much restoration potential a carpet has after a water loss in the home. It is important to begin cleanup efforts as rapidly as possible before the water has a chance to migrate under the carpet and into the subfloor or lower levels of your property. The longer the mitigation efforts get delayed, the more potential for secondary losses. 

Does My Carpet Have Water Damage If It Feels Dry But Smells Musty?

You may have water damage in your Lake Worth carpet if you notice it feels dry to the touch, but you smell a steady musty odor. This is often the result of drying only the top of the carpet fibers, and the pad and/or backing remain damp before. This can create a perfect environment for mold spore germination as well as deteriorate the carpet backing and padding underneath. 

When SERVPRO technicians handle wet carpet, they perform multiple applications to ensure the best outcome, including: 

  • Testing the carpet fibers to choose the best cleaning agents
  • Extraction using professional equipment for maximum moisture removal
  • Drying using high-velocity air movers and pull out any embedded moisture left behind
  • Deep steam cleaning to remove water spots and sanitize the carpet

Specialized Drying Techniques Dry the Underside of Carpet

SERVPRO techs dry carpet from the bottom up when necessary. They loosen one side and use the air movers to direct the flow underneath. Other methods involve putting plastic barriers over the specific loss area and forcing warm, dry air into that space only. 

As the first sign of water damage, contact SERVPRO of Lake Worth at (561) 588-9777. The certified technicians are available 24/7 to assist local homeowners with any size water loss. 

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