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Water Intrusion Has Soaked my Carpets, What Should I Do?

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO in Great Falls Can Mitigate Losses from Water Damage Including Carpet Restoration or Replacement

Is restoring a wet carpet easy?

Homeowners with carpeted properties in the Great Falls area may find restoring or replacing their carpets a challenge. Water damaged carpets in Great Falls can be up to 50% weaker when wet, so extra care needs taken to ensure that you do not inadvertently cause further damage. If there is minor water exposure in a room with plenty of bulky furnishings, it may be more time-efficient to use in-place drying methods- where the carpet remains in place. One of the challenges with wet carpets is that water can soak through to the carpet pad beneath. The padding can break-apart or stagnate without intervention. When removing carpeting, take extra care to detach gently and avoid pulling it to reduce the tearing risks. A carpet should come away from the floor quickly with the right tools and methods.

What equipment is used for removing wet carpets and pads?

The impact of water damage in Great Falls may center on carpets and flooring. SERVPRO technicians carry a stock range of equipment for carpet removal. You may need knee kickers, a stair tool, a seaming iron, and various adhesive material. Secondary gear includes heavy-duty plastic bags and carpet pads, which can be used for transporting wet disposal items from the property. In living room spaces, we may also use PVC pipes to circulate air beneath the carpet while leaving it in-place- a method known as 'floating' carpets.

What other tools should I consider for wet carpet restoration?

  • Pressure washing equipment
  • Duct tape, plastic sheeting, and sliders
  • Low permeance flooring like vinyl may require a perforation roller

Carpet restoration can be a challenge, especially when the carpets are wet. Contact SERVPRO of Helena & Great Falls at (406) 458-6008 for expert assistance.

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