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Will a Homeowner Lose Their Carpet After a Leak in Their Home?

9/13/2020 (Permalink)

man pulling up carpet off of floor Water damage can ruin your carpet if you don’t handle it properly. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation services to save your carpet.

SERVPRO technicians have specialized equipment and methods for saving carpets from many types of water damage in Morgan Hill homes

Wall-to-wall carpeting in a home can be a significant investment for a homeowner, and the thought of having to replace it due to a burst pipe or leaky roof can feel overwhelming. If the cleanup efforts begin rapidly enough and it is a clean water spill, there is a good chance your carpet may have restoration potential if:  

  • The carpet does not shrink after exposure to water
  • There is no bleeding of the dyes in the fibers  
  • The backing of the carpet does not deteriorate due to excessive moisture

Does the Entire Carpet Have to Go If Part of It Needs Water Removal?

SERVPRO technicians have a comprehensive education in the restoration of carpets of all types in Morgan Hill homes. The water removal begins while the techs also test the carpet fibers to determine what they are made of. This allows the techs to choose the correct cleaning agents and methods for drying to avoid potential secondary issues.

When only part of a carpet gets affected by water, after extraction, the techs can set up specific drying configurations to direct the floor directly onto the wet carpet. One commonly used method is floating, where the techs loosen one side of the carpet and force the dry, warm airflow from the air movers under the carpet as well as over it. Another technique the techs frequently rely on is tenting. Plastic gets placed over the wet area on the carpet, and air movers and dehumidifiers get directed in so moisture air gets ported away as it gets raised.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy at (408) 500-0657 has the training and equipment to handle water removal in local properties. Whether it is a single area in a home or an entire property, the techs can restore the house to its preloss condition. 

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