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Cleaning Carpet After Water Damage

Floods are a scary thing. They can come when you least expect them. People along the south of the United States have to deal with hurricanes pretty often. Hurricane season is upon us and it can bring in storm surges that can catch people off guard. This leads to flooding in your home and it can cause a lot of water damage, especially to your flooring.

While it’s likely you won’t be able to save any flooring if it has come into contact with floodwater, you can save it in other cases. If your carpet has been subjected to water other than floodwater or sewage, it can be saved.

DC 911 gives us information on how to save it. When it comes to water damage, you can’t sit by idly and hope it dries over time. You have to get it dried as soon as possible. If you let it sit, it will possibly dry, but it will grow mold and mildew. Mold is dangerous to humans. It can cause a lot of respiratory issues and health problems if left untreated.

Luckily, mold is easy to prevent if you get to it early enough. You have to make sure to sanitize the carpet, padding, and floorboards beneath, otherwise mold will certainly grow.

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