How To Handle Water Damage In Carpet

water damage restoration tulsa, water damage cleanup tulsaCarpets are the coziest flooring product, no contest, however, they are also the easiest to destroy. Spills and water leaks can be hazardous to any kind of flooring if left too long, but initially, they are very easy to get off of any surface other than carpeting. Carpet does have its benefits, though. The ambiance that a carpet provides a room with its coziness and sound absorption cannot be replicated with hardwood or tile. There is also a lot of cost-effective options. So how can you keep your carpets in pristine shape even through water damage? Here are some tips. 

Prevention

The best way to keep your carpets looking clean and to avoid water damage restoration is to have good house rules set in place. Protect your carpeted areas by not allowing food or drinks to be consumed on these surfaces. If you have carpet throughout your dining room, invest in a plastic liner that people commonly use under desks. If you don’t like the look of this, cover it with an area rug that is spill resistant. 

Water can often seep in through doorways and in window sills and drip onto the carpets, damaging the carpet and also causing a mold problem. The best way to prevent damage to your carpets from water seeping in is to make sure your doors and window sills are tight and sealed so that there are no cracks or space for water to leak in.

Clean Spills Immediately

If you do happen to have some water or other kinds of liquid damage to your carpets, the best way to deal with it is to act quickly. Here are the steps to cleaning minor spills and water leaks: 

  1. Absorb excess moisture with a dry towel. 
  2. If it is a stain or a food spill use a wet cloth to try and dilute and absorb more of the spill.
  3. Use a carpet cleaner or a detergent if you have no carpet cleaner on hand and rub into the spill.
  4. Rub the cleaner out of the carpet and allow to dry. 
  5. Vacuum over it once it is dry to suck up any residue. 

Sometimes these spills cannot be adequately cleaned because you don’t have the right tools or chemicals to do the job. With many minor spills, you can try and handle them yourself by making sure the spill has been cleaned and dried. With bigger spills and stains, you might need to ask the water damage restoration professionals at Decor Construction for help. 

Call A Professional

A water damage restoration professional has all the expertise that you will need to get your carpets looking nice and new again. If the damage is so extensive that it has affected the majority of your carpet, or a significant amount, the professionals at Decor Construction can help you replace it. Make sure you call as soon as possible because the longer a stain stays on the carpet, the harder it will be to get out. 

If you have any stains or water damage in your home, don’t hesitate to call professional help in Tulsa. As long as you have some good house rules in place and you call a professional when you need some help with your carpets, you can keep them looking new for as long as possible.

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