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Water Damaged Carpet? No Problem

From a broken water supply line to major flooding, water damage can happen to carpeting in a number of ways. It is important to take quick action and immediately begin the drying/cleaning process. Water removal must happen quickly to minimize damages such as staining and mold, which is why it is important to consult our professionals here at Pittsburgh Carpet to ensure expert cleaning and restoration of your damaged carpeting.


Take Immediate Action to Battle Water Damage

There are a number of ways you can help minimize the damage and help salvage your carpeting. One of the most important things you can do is cut off the water source and water flow if you can, such as shutting off an overflowing tub. Other ways you can take action to lessen the damage also include:


  • Try to avoid walking or allowing any foot traffic across the wet carpeting, this can keep additional dirt and soils from being tracked in and caught in the fibers.
  • Pin up curtains or drapes that are close to or in contact with the wet floor and also remove smaller pieces of furniture off of the carpeting.
  • If you can do so safely, be sure to turn off any electrical devices within the area that is flooded and do not attempt to use your vacuum or shop vacuum to remove the water due to the risk of electrical shock.


If the water is clean and comes from a source such as sink overflow, then you can begin the cleaning and drying process to avoid mold by using fans to dry out the carpeting and cleaners to remove stains and sanitize the walls and baseboard that may have been affected. Unlike clean water, gray water is unsanitary and comes from sources like washing machines or a dishwashers.


Black water is also very unsanitary and comes from flood water, containing bacteria or pathogens that are dangerous to your health. With gray or black water damage, it is recommended to contact a professional for cleaning due to the health risks associated with this type of water.


Benefits of Using Professional Carpet Cleaning Services

You can utilize the services of highly trained professionals, who have the proper tools and equipment to efficiently extract the excess water from the carpet and padding and can safely handle unsanitary water while discouraging bacteria growth and mold. In addition, carpet cleaning services can clean and restore carpeting, curtains, and upholstery that has been water damaged to save you the cost of replacing these items.


Call us today at (412) 927-5454 to learn more about how our expert teams can help restore your water damaged carpeting.

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