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Why Professional Remediation is Necessary for Water Damaged Carpet in Laconia Homes

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

two girls lying on carpeted floor Did a water loss event impact your carpeting? Call SERVPRO for fast and efficient remediation.

Water Damage and Cleaning of Your Laconia Carpets

Dealing with the fallout of a pipe burst in your home is a multistep process. Drying is only part of the process; It is crucial to also thoroughly clean impacted areas to mitigate secondary damage such as dangerous mold infestations, or stained carpets. 

If your carpets sustained water damage in your Laconia home, it is essential to clean them using the proper methods, so they are not damaged further. If you try to clean your carpets using the incorrect way or product, you run the risk of doing more harm than good, potentially shortening the life of your carpet.

When determining a cleaning plan for your carpets, SERVPRO technicians take into consideration the type of carpet you have including, fiber type, style of the carpet, the propensity for color bleeding, type and level of soiling, and any preexisting issues. It is crucial to consider problems such as the age of the carpet and the condition of the water damaged carpet. For damaged or weakened carpets, technicians use less aggressive methods of cleaning and avoid using a shampoo brush if there areas or seams exist. 

There are several tests that technicians use to determine the appropriate course of action, including the fiber burn test identifying whether the fiber is natural, which does not melt but turns to grey ash, or a synthetic fiber that melts and turns to hard black ash. Typically, most household carpets are synthetic fibers like polyester, acrylic, or nylon. Knowing the make-up of your carpet allows technicians to determine appropriate cleaning products. 

One of the most significant factors in carpet cleaning is the type and amount of the soil residue. Oily-soils such as those found near a kitchen generally need oil-based products to clean the carpets effectively. Water-soluble soils require water-based products. If the carpet has both types of soil, technicians attack the predominant soil first. SERVPRO produces water-soluble solvents that can be added to oil-based cleaning products when both kinds of soil are present. It is also essential to consider the level of soiling; if the carpet is only dirty at the fingertips, it won't need the same level of cleaning or heavy-duty products as if the soil is through to the base of the carpet. 

Contact SERVPRO of The Lakes Region 24/7 at (603) 527-2518 for assistance with carpet cleaning or any other type of water damage. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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