Water damage isn’t uncommon for properties to experience, depending on where you live. If your property experiences water damage, you’ve likely seen your flooring take a hit. Homes that have carpeting are especially susceptible to water damage. Carpets not only get soaked by the water, but they can also cause mold to develop, turning areas of your house into safety hazards. You need to take action the moment you see water damage start to take its toll on your carpet. Here are the dos and don’ts of handling water damage on your carpet.
Do Turn Off the Electricity
Cutting off the power is the first step you should take before trying to determine what’s causing your water damage problem. You don’t want to be in standing water while a live wire is around because you can get seriously hurt.
Don’t Partially Dry Out Your Carpet
If you only dry out part of your carpet, it lets dampness settle in. This lets mold grow very easily, which can become a health hazard if left unchecked.
Do Try to Find the Source of the Problem With Your Carpet
Knowing the source of the problem is the most important step because you can then figure out how to resolve the issue. If your problem is caused by bad plumbing or leaking, turn your water supply off, then get your plumbing repaired.
Don’t Try Restoring Your Carpet On Your Own
Damage to your carpet is a serious issue, and it takes a trained professional to properly resolve the problem. That’s why you should always trust a professional carpeting company to handle these types of issues.
Do Remove Excess Water After Plugging Up the Water Source
If you can find the source of the water coming into your house, you need to plug it up so that more water cannot get inside. After that, get rid of whatever excess water is still in your house. Towels and buckets can be used if the water levels are low. Mopping is another option you have.
Don’t Use DIY Solutions to Fix Carpet Problems
Trying to solve water damage problems yourself is not recommended. It’s not guaranteed that the solution will be effective, meaning you only waste extra time and money. Get in touch with a professional instead. You’ll pay more money upfront, but you’ll ensure everything is done properly, which saves you more money long-term.
Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center
Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.
Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.
With the state of the country as it is, and taking into consideration the safety of our fellow citizens, our showroom is “BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.” We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service. We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.” This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate, nor the installation. All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.). This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).
This service is not new to us. We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 24 years. With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”
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