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Water Damage Means Drying Carpets and Properties

5/9/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage  Water Damage Means Drying Carpets and Properties Pike City Road Water Damage Can Start From Many Areas of Your Home

SERVPRO Saves Many Water Saturated Properties

One of the most difficult situations for a business owner or homeowner is water damage which affects carpeting and other types of flooring. There isn’t a standard procedure for dealing with Pike Road City water removal in every situation, so each crisis has to be evaluated individually. Several things have to be addressed when assessing the right protocol for getting the carpet back to its original state if it is even possible. This is best done by a water removal expert from a company like SERVPRO since they have all the special equipment needed and can quickly assess how to best handle situation. They will first need to determine whether the damage water damage that has occurred is sanitary, unsanitary or black water.

Sanitary Flooding
First, make sure that the water in the building is shut off. Limit the traffic on the carpet to prevent degradation of the carpet and remove any furnishings that are on the carpeting as well. Then immediately contact a professional technician so that they can perform the extraction process. If you do not have this done as soon as possible, you will be at risk of several kinds of bacteria and mold developing, which can have a very adverse effect on the health of you or your family. The professionals will have all the equipment need such as dehumidifiers, powerful air movers and truck mounted water pumps so that your carpeting and padding can be dried as quickly as possible.

Unsanitary Flooding
There are a few options which are safe if the flooding is identified as unsanitary. Examples of unsanitary flooding can include an overflowing toilet, punctured water beds, overflowing dishwasher or other bio pollutant contamination. In these situations, it is recommended that his carpet is thrown away because of bacterial concerns. In some cases, the carpet can be restored, but disinfectants will need to be used. In either case, allow the professionals to decide how to deal with the water damage in your Pike Road City home. They will have the necessary gear to handle it as well, such as boots, rubber gloves, goggles and other protective clothing.

Black Water
This water may contain raw sewage. Sea water or any water that has come into contact with the ground could also be labeled as Black Water. It is thought of as very unsanitary and can cause serious health effects. Properties with Black Water flooding have to be evacuated to protect public health until the water is extracted and sanitizing of the affected areas is complete. All of the floor coverings need to be discarded, and other surfaces should be evaluated carefully by a water damage restoration professional from SERVPRO. All porous surfaces such as drywall and ceiling tiles should be removed and discarded following specific safety protocols.

If you have encountered a situation where you need water removal in Pike Road City for carpeting or a flooded basement you know who to call.  Contact SERVPRO of Montgomery South right away at (334) 284-1612.

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