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Water damage to our homes can be devastating. We work so hard to maintain our homes and take care of them, only to come home one day and find that everything is soaking wet! No one wants to see this happen but if in the event this unfortunate circumstance ever happens to you, Go Green Carpet Cleaning & Restoration is here to give you the ins and outs of what needs to be done following a flood in your home. Water damage should be treated within 48 hours, this will be your best chance in minimizing the damage that is caused from standing water. Acting quickly is key to being able save your flooring or structure without having to spend thousands of dollars in costly reconstruction and replacement flooring. If caught in a reasonable amount of time, repairs can be minimal. Having a reliable, trustworthy company in your contact list is so important because these types of disasters don’t make an appointment before making a rude appearance.

Causes of Flood & Water Damage

There are several different ways that a home can flood, and there are different levels of water contamination. “Clean water” floods are from water sources with no contamination from broken water supply lines, overfilled sinks and tubs, toilet tanks etc. This type of water damage, if caught within 48 hours is the simplest to clean and remove. Then there is “Grey water” which is unsanitary water including that from punctured waterbeds, fish aquarium breaks, dishwashers, and washing machines. If left untreated for too long this can turn into a “Black water” contamination. Black water contains pathogenic agents and is unsanitary, this includes water damage from rivers, seawater, overflowing streams, sewage etc. Grey and Black water floods will require a professional to remediate the damage done and will likely require certain affected items to be replaced.

Water Damage Restoration Steps

Each of these unfortunate events are unique, the one thing that remains the same, no matter what type of flooding occurs is you need to act quickly. The faster you treat the affected areas, the better chances you have in saving yourself money from costly replacements and reconstruction. Go Green Carpet Cleaning & Restoration would like to inform you on the process it takes to clean up and dry out water damaged areas.

First- You will need to call Go Green Carpet Cleaning & Restoration as soon as possible so they can come out and inspect the damage that has been done and assess the affected areas.

Second- We will start the water extraction right away using a powerful truck mounted vacuum system. This is one of the most important steps because as we all know, standing water is a breeding ground for mold and harmful bacteria. This will also help to avoid any further damage to the flooring and structure.

Third- After all the standing water has been removed, the drying process will begin. Now, this can take days or even weeks to finish depending on the amount of saturation that occurred. Go Green Carpet Cleaning & Restoration will bring in dehumidifiers and carpet fan dryers to dry up any remaining moisture left behind.

Fourth- Now comes the cleaning. Any furniture, carpet, drapes, and personal belongings that were affected will need to be cleaned and sanitized to prevent mold and bacteria growth. They should all be given an antimicrobial treatment and put outside to dry out. Air purifiers or air scrubbers are highly recommended to remove any lingering bacteria that may have become airborne in the clean out process.

Final Step- Lastly after all the moisture has been removed and the area has been dried out, the restoration process will begin, this can be as simple as replacing a few sheets of drywall and some insulation, to whole room walls needing to be reconstructed. 

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Steam cleaning will kill 99% of bacteria found in your carpets and upholstery. Go Green Carpet Cleaning & Restoration is experienced and knowledgeable in water damage restoration. Keep us in your contact list for all your home’s steam cleaning needs.

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