There are things that can be done when dealing with flood damaged carpet. Whether it is cleaned, repaired or replaced, let The Carpet Guys help. Here are some suggestions of how to deal with your carpet after the recent stream of rainstorms that is plaguing the state of Michigan.
How to Clean Flood Damaged Carpet
The first thing to do is stop the water from entering the home. We recommend calling a professional waterproofing company and have the home inspected. We work with Basement Waterproofing of Michigan because they have a long-standing history of waterproofing success and knowledge.
Once the water has stopped coming into your home, you can begin the cleaning process. For carpet, pull up the carpet around the room to get air to the pad. This is the place where mold and mildew will grow if water sits. Use a dehumidifier and large fans to dry the space as soon as possible. You may need multiple devices depending on the square footage of the water-logged space. Once all the flooring and pad are dry, lay the carpet back in place and have it professionally cleaned.
Can Damaged Carpet be Repaired?
If there wasn’t a lot of water, or it was able to be dried up quickly, some types of flooring may be repairable. It is not recommended to replace a section of carpet in a room. Even if using the exact same color and style, the carpet changes based on sun exposure and wear and tear. It will be very noticeable if you replace a small piece. The pad can be replaced. Once damaged by water, this is where mold and mildew may grow. This would not be noticeable since it sits underneath the carpet. Unfortunately, there is no other way to “repair” carpet once it’s damaged. Replacing the flooring would be recommended.
Call a reputable restoration company to get an unbiased opinion whether the carpet can be repaired or should be replaced. There are two companies that The Carpet Guys consistently work with because they are responsive and professional: Rainbow International Restoration or 360 Fire & Flood Property Restoration.
Should I Replace my Carpet?
If the carpet is going to be replaced, we recommend that you have your basement waterproofed before having the new flooring installed. You don’t want to put money into your new floors only to have them water damaged again.
Once the flow of water into the home has been abated, The Carpet Guys can replace the carpet. If it only happened in one room, the carpet in that room can be replaced without a noticeable difference in the other rooms. We recommend replacing the pad as well. The pad is what absorbs the most water. Once the installer pulls up the old carpet, they may decide a new subfloor is necessary depending on the amount of water damage.
The Carpet Guys knowledgeable and experienced installation teams can make the unfortunate situation of flood damaged carpet an easy replacement process. Call The Carpet Guys at 855-4-MY-GUYS (855-469-4897) or schedule a Free In-Home Estimate online and we will take care of all your flooring needs!