Carpets are commonly installed items to cover the floors of our homes and offices. Carpets add beauty and luxury to the interior and are considered to be an integral part of the home environment. Carpets require routine cleaning and maintenance to keep them in good condition. Any problems associated with carpets can directly affect the home environment and our health as well. As any carpet can accumulate copious amounts of dirt and dust along with pollutants and contaminants. Also, another big risk to any carpet installation is flooding. Flooding of water in your homes can cause severe damage to your carpet installation. Presence of moisture will weaken the carpet fibres causing them to break. Water will further compromise the hygiene of the carpet by promoting germ growth. Another big risk to any water damaged carpet is the growth of black mould. Black mould or mildew is a fungus that can infest wet carpets.
Mould can be hazardous to human health and any exposure to black mould or its spores can lead to allergies and diseases. Black mould can also destroy any carpet installation as its recurrent. We advise you to hire professional carpet cleaning services for Water Damage Restoration Melbourne. Professionals can deep clean the carpet and remove all soaked in water. Carpet mould removal service is also delivered using strong anti-fungal products and deep cleaning. You can also take some precautionary steps to prevent the wet carpet from mould attack. Keep reading below and follow the instructions to prevent carpet mould from water damage.
Steps To Prevent Mould Formation on Wet Carpet
1. Remove water as quickly as possible
The most important step to prevent carpets from water damage or mould is to get rid of soaked in the water asap. You can use wet or dry vacuum cleaners to absorb all soaked in water. You can buy or rent these machines from the market and use them as per your needs.
2. Use fans to speed up the carpet drying process
Wet carpets can take days to get dried completely. So you need to put in your carpets under a fan for fastening the drying process. Fans can also help in maintaining the proper airflow within the room. Open the windows and doors for fresh air to come in.
3. Use a dehumidifier to dry out the room
You can buy or rent dehumidifiers to help remove all the moisture from the room. Dehumidifiers help in maintaining the dryness of the air and can further fasten the carpet drying process.
4. Clean the carpet and flooring
If possible you can remove the wet carpet and begin to clean the flooring as well. Mop the floor with any absorbent cloth to remove the accumulated water. Carpets should be cleaned as well to remove the collected debris before drying them up.
5. Sanitize carpets, walls and baseboards
Anything touched by dirty flooded water can get contaminated with harmful germs and pathogens. Dirty water can also bring along pathogens or promote the growth of germs within the carpets. You can use baking soda or any commercial cleaners to get rid of the germs from walls baseboards or flooring near the carpet. Carpet sanitisation is an important aspect of wet carpet cleaning which should not be neglected.
6. Hire Professionals Asap
In case of flooding or damage to the carpet through water, you should hire professionals asap. Only an expert professional carpet cleaner can deliver carpet flood recovery services. Carpet flood damage restoration is carried out by using special equipment and heavy machinery. Specialised carpet cleaning methods are used to deep clean the carpet and eradicate accumulated water. Self-treatment of water damaged carpets can further worsen the condition of the carpet. Carpet drying may take many days without any professional help or assistance.
Flooding of water into your homes is an emergency and its advisable that you hire professional carpet cleaners asap. We are a renowned name in town that provides its customers with carpet cleaning services. We are available for you round the clock to deliver carpet flood damage restoration services. Our professional carpet cleaners are trained, skilled and experienced individuals. We utilise all the latest tools and equipment to deliver carpet flood recovery effectively. We will remove all the absorbed water and sanitise the carpet and prevent mould attack all in all within the same day of hiring.