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How to Dry Carpets After a Storm Flood

9/23/2022 (Permalink)

A staircase stripped of carpet and padding due to water damage from a storm. It is best to remove carpet and padding as soon as possible if it can't be saved. Your pros at SERVPRO can take care of this for you.

Rainfall Can Affect Carpets and Rugs

If the recent rainy weather from Tropical Storm Kay has flooded your home, it can quickly lead to various forms of water damage. Porous materials like rugs and carpets tend to be more severely affected by water. This means it is crucial to restore any wet carpeting as soon as possible. It is best to take immediate action, or it can lead to mold growth as well as other types of damage. Keep these guidelines in mind to properly clean your carpet and help it recover from water damage after after a storm.

Dry the Area
To prevent any further damage from happening, be sure to thoroughly dry all wet areas of your home immediately. Be sure to call water damage companies that are certified. Our office for example will point fans towards your carpets as well as the surrounding space to ensure that all moisture evaporates completely. Drying your home during the restoration process can help accomplish the following:

  • Circulating fresh air
  • Removing excess moisture
  • Preventing mold growth

In addition, removing any leftover water from your carpeting can keep water damage under control until help arrives.

Inspect Your Home
Water damage has a way of hiding in the most unexpected areas of your home. To properly assess the level of damage after a storm has passed, be sure to inspect your living space from top to bottom. This includes checking your carpet padding as well as the carpets themselves to identify any traces of moisture.

Call a Professional
After flooding has happened in your home, it is crucial to take the proper measures to keep any additional harm away. Once you have done this, be sure to call an experienced professional who can handle the watery problem. An expert like SERVPRO® of Central Glendale can identify any signs of water damage that you may not have notice on your own and help restore your home back to the way it was.
Flooding after a thunderstorm is a major source of stress for many homeowners. However, with the help of water damage restoration professionals, your home can return to its normal state in no time. Please give our water damage experts a call at 818-246-2200 to see how our office can help you today.

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