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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Carpets After Water Damage

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

One of the most common types of property damage in Fairfield County is water in the basement.  Whether it originated from a burst pipe, toilet overflow, or groundwater, water always flows down, and almost always ends up in the basement. When the water ends up in a finished or carpeted basement, homeowners always want to salvage their investment.  Below, we’ll take a look at the factors that determine what course of action needs to be taken.

Category of water - Water is not always the same, depending on its origin, or what it comes into contact with.  If your carpet is wet with clean water, you have a much better chance of saving it, as opposed to the carpet being affected by a sewer backup.

Subfloor - The remediation process will look vastly different, depending on what your carpet is sitting on top of.  Concrete, wood, and padding are all types of subfloor that will determine your carpet’s salvageability. 

Time - The longer the carpet is saturated, the harder it will be to restore.  Odors and mold will begin shortly after the damage occurs, so time is of the essence.

As with any water damage to carpeted floors, do not try to remediate the damage yourself.  Without advanced tools and techniques, you will not know if there is lingering moisture that cannot be felt or seen by the naked eye. SERVPRO of Norwalk/Wilton has the ability and capacity to not only fix the initial damage, but also to repair and reconstruct the space to preloss conditions. 

It is important to contact a damage restoration professional as soon as you notice any water damage. SERVPRO of Norwalk/Wilton has over 30 years of experience working with people who have had damage to their property.  If you have any type of damage, call us immediately at 203.324.1642.

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