Water damage in a home can be a serious problem, one that you may not be able to completely remedy on your own. However, there are some things that you can do after water damage occurs to help expedite the cleanup process and make sure you don’t have to pay professionals more than you need to. In particular, there are things you can do related to carpet water damage, which is one of the most common problems in a house after a flood or leak.
Use these DIY tips to help you prevent carpet water damage and get rid of it when prevention is just isn’t enough:
• Start by Removing as Much Water as Possible
It might sound obvious but the first thing you need to do after water damage in your home occurs is to remove as much of the water as you can. You can do this by using a wet or dry vacuum. You can easily rent one from most hardware stores for a nominal fee.
Starting the water removal process as soon as you can is essential because mold begins to grow in just 24 hours, especially in a humid climate.
• Use a Dehumidifier
A large dehumidifier can help to dry carpet even further after you use a wet or dry vacuum to get rid of as much of the water as possible. A dehumidifier will make the air feel cooler, which might actually slow the drying process a bit but it will help prevent mold and long-term carpet water damage.
• Speed up With Fans
Large fans can play the most important role in carpet repair after water damage. A large fan can speed up the drying process and make sure that mold doesn’t begin to grow under the wet carpet.
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Robert Matheka is the Owner of Kala Construction Inc.., a leading water damage repairs. and restoration services provider in Ontario, CA. Our services include extraction of water and drying out the structure by using special extraction equipment, air movers, and dehumidification equipment to restore your property back to normal after a disaster.