Although we’re in the midst of winter here in Colorado, spring will be here before you know it, and with it come spring rains and flooding. Flooding can be a devastating event for homeowners, causing extensive damage to floors, walls, and personal belongings.
Flood Water Can Be Dangerous to Your Health
It’s not just the water that’s a problem – flood water typically contains contaminants such as mold, bacteria, and sewage. These contaminants can spread quickly throughout your home and put people at risk of illness. According to the CDC, contact with flood water can cause gastrointestinal illnesses, rashes, and a number of other health problems.
If you experience flooding in your home that results in waterlogged, dirty carpeting, you may be tempted to just throw it out and purchase new carpeting to replace it. That can be an expensive option, however, not to mention time-consuming. Having your carpet professionally cleaned instead can actually be an effective way to restore your carpeting after a flood.
Professional carpet cleaning can remove the contaminants found in flood water and restore your carpets to a safe, clean, and healthy condition. Our technicians are trained and certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification), a non-profit organization that sets standards for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. They are able to identify contaminants resulting from flooding and then remove them using our truck-mounted, steam-powered cleaning machines.
In addition to removing contaminants, professional carpet cleaning can also restore the look and feel of your carpet. Flood water can leave carpets looking dull, but a thorough cleaning can help restore the color and vibrancy. Your carpets will look as good as new!
Carpet Cleaning Is Just One Step in the Flood Cleanup Process
While carpet cleaning can help restore your carpets following a flood, it’s only one part of the flood cleanup and restoration process. It’s essential to take steps to remove any standing water and dry out all affected areas as soon as possible after a flood; this will help reduce property damage and prevent mold from growing and spreading throughout the home.
A sump pump will help get any standing water out of your home, as will a wet/dry vacuum. You’ll also need to disinfect any surface that has come into contact with flood water, as well as dehumidify your basement or crawl space. It may be a good idea to contact a restoration services company to help you get your home back in order after a flooding event.
Once the area is properly drained and dried, then you’ll be ready to have your carpets professionally cleaned. At A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaning Services, we have experience in cleaning and restoring carpeting that has been affected by flooding. Save time and money, and let us make your carpets fresh and clean once again!
By investing in professional carpet cleaning from A Personal Touch during the flood cleanup process, you can help protect your family’s health and keep your carpets looking beautiful for years to come. Contact us today!
Remember at A Personal Touch, we don’t cut corners, we clean them!