It is natural to ask, ’Can I dry my water damaged carpets myself using heaters and/or equipment for hire?’.
However, it must be noted there is a lot more to drying carpet than it appears on the surface. What many people do not realise is what is happening at a sub carpet level, such as with the underlay, damp floor surfaces and mould growth as a result.
First, water extraction and drying must occur within the first 24 hours of the event, in order to stop mould growth and minimise damages to carpets.
Professional carpet cleaners will have the latest, most efficient tools available to enable the fastest drying time possible. Wet underlay, and the subfloors must be treated as well, so damp from these do not eventually work upwards, creating conditions for mould growth to occur.
Mould can begin to produce spores in as little as five days from water damaged carpets, and this can go undetected, harming the health of those living in the house.
It is very important to address these issues within a few hours of the water damage, and treat areas for mould. This includes lifting the underlay and drying all damp surfaces, including the subfloors.
Many people do try to dry their own carpets, not realising that surface dry does not mean dry. This is especially true in Sydney, because of the tendency towards damp weather.
Towel drying and using heaters is not sufficient to thoroughly dry all affected areas. The use of drying machines, water extractors and dehumidifiers is recommended for all those wishing to dry water damaged carpets themselves.
You must also be able to ascertain the extent of the water seepage, and dry the underlay and floors where needed. Refresh Carpet Cleaning can rent equipment needed for the drying process, and have very competitive hire prices which includes free delivery and pick up in the Sydney metro area.
If you are going to do it yourself, ensure you get the very best advice from professionals before proceeding, and if you have any doubts about damp in your carpets, call in the experts before your carpet is unsalvageable and mould sets in.
Refresh Carpet Cleaning takes pride in it’s No Mould Guarantee. We also are happy to help you with insurance reports.
Refresh Carpet Cleaners also hire water damaged carpet air dryers or dehumidifiers, wet carpet water extraction machines, and carpet blowers, in any Sydney metro suburb. Give us a call on 0488 963 678. or email us here and we will give you the best price including delivery, set up and pick up. Delivery is FREE!
Hire water damaged carpet air dryers or dehumidifiers, wet carpet water extraction machines by calling us now on 0488 963 678. and we will give you the best price including delivery, set up and pick up.
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