Water damage is the last thing a homeowner wants to deal with. Once the water seeps into your rug, you only have 24 to 48 hours to get it restored. A wet rug can be a breeding ground for mold growth. When ignored, water damage can not only harm the structure of your house but can also harm your health, furniture, clothing, and other possessions.
Unfortunately, this is a problem that cannot be solved with DIY sorcery. In many cases, water damage can target areas of your rug you might not even notice. For immediate, professional water-damaged rug restoration, make sure you call Feet Up Carpet Cleaning of Towson.
A rug can get water damage due to several reasons. Some of them include:
In many cases, a damp rug could be the result of hidden leaks that may constantly seep under a rug's surface. While you may not be able to detect this dampness straight away, you can still notice a musty and foul smell. This moldy odor typically emanates from the "leak area".
Your rug can develop mold if it experiences constant dampness. The small area sandwiched between your floor and the rug's padding creates an ideal space for mold to grow. As it spreads, mold digests the carbon on your rug's surface and breaks it down gradually.
It takes just 24-48 hours for mold to grow, depending on how damp your rug is. In the case of black water, mold can multiply within just 24 hours. Mold can be invisible, but you may be able to detect it from the following signs:
If you suspect mold of any kind in your rug, reach out to Feet Up Carpet Cleaning of Towson immediately.
Home flooding can destroy your rugs, hardwood, or just about anything it comes in contact with. DIYs rarely work in such situations and rug replacement can be highly expensive. Fortunately, you can always reach out to our professional service in Towson to restore your rug back to its pristine condition. Here's what our process of rug restoration after water damage looks like:
Once your rug is back in its pristine condition, we also help you understand how to maintain it post-restoration.
It's natural for homeowners to take matters into their own hands for water-damaged rugs. However, restoring a rug takes more than just vacuuming it dry. No traces of dampness must remain, and mold, bacteria, and other allergens must be erased. The padding must be fully restored. In short, the process demands professional-grade equipment and expert-level cleaners.
With DIY, you may think the job is complete. However, dampness can remain in hidden areas or underneath the surface of the rug. This, in turn, can trigger mold growth, irreparable rug damage, and health issues. What's more, bacteria and mold from the rug can spread to the subfloors, walls, furniture, and fixtures. A lack of professional cleaning can also leave behind a dirty and musty odor.
Water damage can be an ongoing issue. For preventing rug damage from flooding, it's critical to evaluate your house for flood preparedness.
Flood-proof your home by checking your foundation vents, adjusting the grade of your lawn, checking your downspouts, and keeping your appliances above flood level.
Whether your rug can be salvaged or not often depends on the intensity of water damage. Our professional rug cleaners will let you know immediately whether your rug can be salvaged post-cleaning or not.
Water damaged rugs demand immediate attention and professional help. From thorough water extraction to deep rug cleaning after water damage - the rug cleaning experts at Feet Up Carpet Cleaning of Towson have the equipment, expertise, and experience to bring your rug back to its pristine condition.
We can perform our job either at your location or offer a free pick up and drop off to perform a thorough cleaning at our warehouse. If you're looking for a rug cleaning service you can trust, reach out to us now!