After a flood, many home and property owners may wonder if their carpet and pad can be saved as carpeting can be an expensive investment. Saving it is more cost-effective than replacing it but successful flooded carpet cleaning depends on many things.
The age and quality of the carpet and pad, as well as installation type, are key factors. But knowing the type of floodwater involved is essential to knowing if water damaged carpet cleaning is possible. In the water damage restoration industry, we classify floodwater into three main categories.
While trying to extract the water yourself has some benefits, professional carpet cleaning is a much better solution. A shop vacuum, towels, and ceiling fans are no match for professional extraction and drying equipment. Plus, an expert can evaluate the entire water damage incident and mitigate and remediate the entire loss, not just the carpet.
Also, the mitigation process should begin without delay. Otherwise, the carpet can suffer permanent damage. To have a better chance of saving the carpet, contact a professional restoration company at once after the water damage incident. They have the tools and expertise to sanitize and dry the flooded carpet efficiently.
Except for cases of blackwater flooding, professional carpet cleaning can bring carpets back to life. The goal is not to replace, but to restore. A professional can help you save money by avoiding the high replacement costs.
After any flooding incident, always call your insurance company. Your homeowners insurance might cover the flood damage, but some flooding losses are not covered. For those, you might need separate flood insurance. If the loss has coverage, take photos and videos of the damage right away and file the insurance claim. Your insurance agent may also recommend a reputable restoration company to come to your rescue.
For any of your flooded carpet cleaning needs, call the PuroClean professionals. Our restoration teams will provide an industry-standard estimate and create a proper plan of action to restore your carpet quickly.