Wet Carpet Problems

Wet Carpet Problems

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Flooded Wet Carpet Problems: Damp, Mould Smelling, Health Hazard and Stains

Be it an overflowing toilet, a water heater sprung a leak, rain poured in through the roof, or any other flooding calamity took place, wet carpet needs to be dealt too as soon as possible. Just permitting the wet carpet to remain soaked brings about numerous problems including delaminating, fibre deterioration, heavy soiling, organic decay, mould, and a nasty smell that may never leave. If you have a damp, smelly, stained carpet, you have significant difficulty in your hands, without experts such as Steam ‘n’ Dry Flood and Wet Carpet Drying Auckland since 1987 in East South Auckland North Shore, West Auckland City, Hibiscus Coast areas.

Wet Carpet Delaminating

Carpets glued to the floor runs the danger of de-laminating once the carpet has been soaked. The longer the carpet is waterlogged, the higher the risk of the glue breaking down. Shortly, the glue holding the backing will fail and fall apart. Meaning to say, the carpet will no longer be securely attached to the floor.

Fibre Deterioration

As the carpet remains soaked, the damage to the structure of its fibres is foreseeable. Not only do the fibres deteriorate, but the whole carpet can also loosen, shrink, or even become misshaped. In case the pad under the carpet also is soaked, it will take longer to dry out, furthermore aggravating the problem.

Heavy Soiling

Even when water that soaked the carpet was clean, if the carpet is not cleaned and dried appropriately, heavy soiling can occur. Not only is staining unpleasant, but a greatly soiled carpet also becomes a horrible smelling carpet. This is for the reason that organic decay occurs. All the debris and dirt held deep inside the carpet, and its pad between cleanings work its way to surface causing stains. It also breaks down, causing the horrible smell of decay.


Mould growth is grave distress whenever flooding occurs. There are mould spores are all over the place, indoors and out, just waiting for the perfect environment to grow. Your wet carpet offers them with just such an environment. It does not take long before mould takes over; when the flooded carpet continues being soaked for over 48 hours, it practically ensures mould colonies.

Organic Decay

Among the problems with wet carpets flooded for a while, is organic decay occurring? This is the breakdown of all the accumulated dirt and debris. As organic matter decays, it produces off-gases which you will immediately recognize due to the strong smell. Call the professionals Steam ‘n’ Dry Flood and Wet Carpet Drying Auckland as soon as possible. This problem continues to worsen once the water which flooded the carpet in the first place, is contaminated just like sewer water.

When to Dry Out The Carpet By Yourself And When to Ask for A Professional’s Help

Without a doubt, drying out the wet carpet quickly should be the primary concern. Should you do it yourself? Or should you ask the pros to take care of the job? This is dependent upon how extensive the flooding was and what kind of water (clear/clean, brown, or black) flowed in.

Minor clean/clear water troubles do not require professionals. Simply soak up the water with a mop or absorbent towels and then open a few windows and use a fan to speed up the drying. Using a wet/dry vacuum will help to extract as much water as possible.

You also might be capable of handling brown water problems yourself. Only this time, you have to add clean water and a mild detergent to the mix. Soak up the water and after which thoroughly clean the carpet. Once again, extract as much water as you can and make use of a fan to smooth the progress of drying. If the brown water damage is extensive or if staining seems foreseeable, seek professional help as soon as possible.

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Blackwater problems almost always necessitate professional help. You must replace the carpet damaged by this kind of water. It is nearly impossible to clean carpets and pads soaked with black water. Additionally, the risk of illness is exceptionally high. Just as mould flourishes in soggy environments, so do bacteria.

Depending on the kind of water and severity of the flooding, replacing the carpet may be a single choice.

Call the Flood Restoration Auckland experts on 0800 783-266

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