Water damage can happen to carpets that have been caught up in flooding or leaks. Just because a carpet has experienced water damage, however, does not mean it is a total loss.
Here are a few tips to help you with water damaged carpet restoration in South Lake Tahoe, CA:
- First, assess the damage that has been done to the carpet. If it was clean water that set into the carpet, it could still be salvageable. However, any carpet damaged by groundwater or sewage must be thrown out immediately.
- Create a cleaning solution, mixing a gallon of clean water with two tablespoons of a liquid bleach detergent. Remove furniture from the carpet so you have an open area to work with, and then scrub the solution into the contaminated area.
- Dry out the carpet with large fans blowing directly on the area for at least 36 hours, or until the carpet is fully dry. It is also a good idea to run a dehumidifier in the area as well, and to keep foot traffic away from the affected area. If you do not notice a difference in the condition after drying, then you should seriously consider pulling the carpet up and replacing it.
Tahoe Steam n’ Clean can help you determine whether restoring or replacing your water damaged carpet is in your best interest. Contact us today for more information and we will happily answer your questions about water damaged carpet restoration in South Lake Tahoe, CA.