If you’re trying to recover from flood damage, you are probably wondering how much of your home you can salvage. If you hire professionals experienced in flood damage restoration, then you could potentially hold on to more of your furniture and possessions than you think.
We can salvage many of your furnishings that have experienced any kind of water damage, including waterlogged carpets. Using the latest technology, we can salvage carpets after a leaky pipe or even a flood. If you were wondering what we use to dry flooded carpets, here is our equipment.
Many people wonder what we use to dry flooded carpets and extract large amounts of flooded water. We use the best heavy-duty water extraction tools on the market, such as flash extractors and water claws. These tools can remove large amounts of standing water in a short time, including water that has seeped into the carpet.
Water claws work through sub-surface extraction. The tool presses down and pushes out water and stains that have gone below the carpet’s surface. This way, we can ensure a thorough drying job that does not just stop at the surface.
If you have several centimetres of standing water covering your carpets, then we have wet-dry vacuums and pumps on hand. This machinery removes the water from your home.
Once most of the standing water has been extracted, the next step in flood damage restoration is to fully dry out the carpet. One important piece of machinery used in this process is the air mover.
An air mover is a portable machine that blows air low on the ground, across the surface of a floor or carpet. This forces the water to evaporate faster, which is why this is a popular piece of machinery both in the restoration business and in industrial cleaning (most offices can’t afford to wait hours for the carpet to dry).
For best results, restorers will use several air movers in the same room, but at opposite ends. This ensures an even distribution of air across the surface of the carpet and faster drying.
Another tool that we use for drying out carpets after flood damage is a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers work by drawing out damp air and condensing it into water molecules, which is stored in a tank in the machine. The machine also pushes out dry air, which then blows into the carpet.
Dehumidifiers used in combination with air movers are the best way to thoroughly dry a carpet after water damage. They ensure that no water is left behind.
The restoration process after water damage does not stop once a carpet is dry. There can still be mould, mildew, or foul odours left behind. That is why the final step is to deep clean and restore the carpet.
There are several types of machinery that can be used to clean a carpet. Some examples include steamers and rotating brushes. For persistent stains, we can use carpet shampoo or dry cleaning equipment.