Depending on where the water damage is in your home or office, you may have wet carpeting. Carpeting is one of those items in your home that faces a lot of wear and tear over time. While it can handle some damage, there’s also some types of damage your carpet can’t handle. Water damaged carpeting needs treated or removed as soon as possible in order to cut down on mold growth and unpleasant odors. When you treat an area for water damage, you want to pick a company that works with you as soon as you notice damage all the way through the end, including helping repairing and replacing your water damaged carpeting. Turn to Ram Restoration for complete water damage help.
Preventing Mold Growth
One of the biggest risks that comes with water damaged carpeting is mold growth. Remember, mold growth starts within 24 to 48 hours after moisture exposure. Sometimes, you catch excess water quickly, like if there’s a basement flood. Other times, you don’t realize there’s something wrong until it’s too late. The sooner you catch it, the higher the likelihood you can save your carpeting.
In order to slow the spread of mold, you’ll have to remove anything from the area. That includes moving any furniture you have in order to prevent any of the water damage or mold affect it.
Does Carpet Need Replaced?
More often than not, your carpet will need replaced after water damage happens. Even if you take every precaution to avoid water damaged carpeting, we still recommend that you replace it. At Ram Restoration, we work with you to try and find the best matches to what you had before the water damage to ensure continuity in your home. We also do some home remodels, so if the water damage is so extensive you need extra work done, we can help with it.
Can I Dry It On My Own?
Unless the amount of water damage is small, like if you catch it early or accidentally spill something small, it’s not recommended that you dry it on your own. While you may have the best intentions, you could potentially spread water damage and cause mold growth in other areas of your home.
If you do choose to dry your own carpet, you’ll want to move everything away from the damage carpeting and continuously have fans run to dry out the carpet. As we mentioned above, the longer items sit on wet carpeting, the more likely they’ll have some kind of mold growth on them.
When it comes to restoring your home from water damage, you want to work with a company who helps you from beginning to end. Ram Restoration is that company. We’ve worked with many different businesses and residences over the years to help with water damaged carpeting. As Dayton’s go-to water damage restoration and mold remediation company, we’re here to help. Contact us now for fast emergency response for home or office water damage and mold.