The first thing that you need to do when there is a flood or leak is to cut off the water source to stop the water from leaking more. The next thing you can do before a professional arrives is to try and pick up as much water as possible. A wet-vac will suffice just to get as much of the water up as quickly as possible. Once we get to the jobsite, we will immediately start extracting water until it is all up.
Carpets will need to be pulled up to ensure that the padding and the subfloor are completely dry. Pulling up rugs also allows you to inspect and examine them for mold, mildew, and other growth. In order to ensure a quicker drying time we will place powerful floor fans to completely dry the areas affected. Removing water from carpeting does not ensure that mold growth and other long-term damage will be avoided. Instead, it’s vital that you remove excess humidity and moisture from the air and from a home’s subflooring.
All baseboards and drywall around and near the affected area will need to be cleaned with a sanitizer to prevent mold, mildew and bacteria from growing and possibly spreading. Once the sub-flooring, padding and carpets are completely dry, we will have the areas treated to prevent mold, mildew and bacteria from growing after the carpet is placed back into place.
Unfortunately, we are just the clean up crew and will not be able to place your carpet back into place as we do not have the proper tools to stretch and put the carpet back into place. We assure you that everything prior to this will be taken care of and everything that could possibly be done is performed to avoid the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria.