The carpeting in your home or office is a major investment, often up to one-third of the cost of a new home. With new carpeting averaging around $24 per yard, an average home can have several thousand dollars’ worth of carpeting. When water damage occurs, it can be a big source of stress, as well as time, trouble, and expense to clean it up.
Flooding is considered sanitary when the water source is clean water, such as from an overflowing sink, broken water pipe, or hot water heater, or even spilling a large amount of clean water from a pitcher or water jug. If a five-gallon water bottle falls and splits open, it can completely soak a carpet. This type of flooding can be taken care of by using a wet/dry vac, or some other type of water extraction method to remove as much of the water as possible from the carpet.We would like to talk about adding drying equipment in the affected area(s). Once it is dry, it should be OK again. After the flood water is extracted, the carpet should be cleaned to remove any water stains or mild contaminates, and to restore the carpet to its original beauty.
Flooding is considered unsanitary when the water source is “gray” or “black” water. Gray water can be from a washing machine, dishwasher, used bath or shower water, punctured waterbed, or leaking aquarium. This type of floodwater contaminates the carpet and often the carpet should be replaced. If you choose to have it cleaned, have it done by a professional company who can disinfect the carpet as well as clean it.
Black water is any water that contains raw sewage or has come in contact with the ground. These sources include an overflowing toilet, seawater, or even river water, depending on the river. Some rivers are much filthier than others. Black water poses a serious health risk, so in most cases the carpeting should be removed and replaced. The home or public building must be evacuated until the contaminated carpeting can be removed and properly disposed of, the remaining flooring cleaned and disinfected, and any walls, cupboards, etc., are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.
Just Perfect Carpet Cleaning located in Austin, Texas, is ready to clean your carpets. Our team of highly trained carpet cleaning specialists will see to it that your carpet comes as clean as is possible, and will do it in a friendly, professional manner. We do steam cleaning, water extraction, 24-hour service, carpet repairs and stretching, pet odor removal, tile and other floor cleaning needs. We offer free on-site estimates and quotes over the phone.