Wet carpet is not just unpleasantly squelchy to walk on, it can also create a real health hazard. Mould can thrive in warm, moist environments. Bacteria can also grow, especially where there’s a food source such as biological debris or a natural carpet fibre. This can cause bad smells as well as respiratory symptoms, skin reactions and more.
The problem is, carpet can feel dry to the touch after you’ve heater or aired the area, but there may still be a significant amount of water below the surface, in the underlay or in areas you can’t touch. Only a professional has the equipment, solutions and tests necessary to ensure total dryness and carpet hygiene. It takes professional-grade equipment to suck water out of all layers, or if necessary, to lift surfaces to get to the substrate underneath. Commercial-size fans and dehumidifiers are necessary to thoroughly displace water. If the area has been flooded for a significant time, cleaning and sanitising is also usually recommended.
One aspect of flood damage that’s often overlooked is the impact on timber structural components, including frames and cladding. Even treated wood sucks up water and can become warped, especially in hot conditions. Methodical structural drying is necessary to prevent this happening.
At TCS, we have extensive training and years of experience in thorough flood remediation. We have seen it all before, from burst hot water systems to broken aquariums and of course, tropical storms and flooding. You can rest assured that we will be able to assess the extent of the damage and dry the area thoroughly, so that you or your tenants can get back to enjoying the room as soon as possible. For your peace of mind, we can also provide scientific testing of moisture levels at different parts of the room, so you can see the difference for yourself.
To discuss the procedure or to arrange a free quote, call TCS now on 1800-CLEANUP (1800-253-268).