Professional carpet cleaning is a crucial step in the restoration of your home if you have water damage due to a flood or plumbing leak. hot-water extraction is the best way to restore carpets from water damage. Regardless of the source, it’s important to get the water damage addressed right away to prevent more issues. The longer water damage goes unresolved, the more time the damage has to become worse. Many common building materials are porous, so they absorb excess water and moisture and will continue to do so. Additionally, within 24 hours of the initial damage, mold growth can occur in response to the water damage. Knowing this, it’s in everyone’s best interest for water damage to be fixed immediately.
What is HOT WATER EXTRACTION?
People often use the terms “steam cleaning”, “hot water extraction” interchangeably. Hot water extraction carpet cleaning does not use steam. Some stains can be set in steam cleaning. Steam cannot remove detergents or other cleaning products as well as hot water from carpets as effectively as hot water. Hot water extraction is therefore the best and most efficient method of carpet cleaning.
To remove all dirt and soil, professional carpet cleaning begins with thorough vacuuming. Hot water extraction is next. This involves injecting hot water and cleaning agent into the carpet and then agitating with a specialized brush to loosen dirt. The technician will then vacuum the carpet with a powerful vacuum to remove any remaining water, cleaning solutions and dirt. Depending on the extent of damage, this process might be repeated. To prevent mold, mildew, and other allergens from growing, anti-microbial treatment can be added to the carpet cleaning process.
Carpet cleaning with hot water extraction is more than a part of flood restoration. Regular home maintenance and long-term care of your carpets requires proactive annual cleanings.
CAN I DIY?
For minor stains and issues, you can rent small carpet cleaners from local retailers. These machines aren’t as efficient or effective as professional carpet cleaners. You might not be able to remove surface stains with rental carpet cleaning machines. However, heat may be generated. Truck-mounted machines inject cleaners and water at a higher pressure than rental machines. They also have vacuum systems that remove dirt and water. You can also reduce the chance of carpet becoming too wet and causing more damage by hiring professionals.
WHEN IS CARPET CLEANING NOT ENOUGH?
In some cases of flood restoration and water damage, hot water extraction is not effective. It is best to throw away the carpet, pad, or any porous items such as upholstered furniture that has been wet. Hot water extraction is not enough to get rid of pathogens in this water.
- Exposure to raw or “black water” – water that contains human waste
- Subfloor damage, such as warped plywood or particle board that is swollen or swollen, can cause it to become unstable.
- Below the carpet: Structural damage
Lighthouse Restorations plumbing experts can help you if you have suffered water damage. They are available 24 hours a days, 365 days per year. You can call any time, day or night. A Roto-Rooter customer representative will promptly dispatch a qualified technician to assess and recommend the best course.
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