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Saving Your Carpets After Water Damage

9/13/2017 (Permalink)

Office in Batesville, MS where there was standing water on the carpet from a water loss next door.

When your home or property takes on water, one of the first questions you ask is what can be saved.  In regards to the carpet and the carpet pad, the answer varies on the situation.  The age and quality of the carpet as well as how it was installed are factors to be considered.  These factors as well as the type of water that caused the damage play a key role in the restoration process. 

Previously we discussed the three categories of water and how they determine how we restore.  Category 1 is still considered clean water so the carpet and pad can usually be dried and restored in place.  Category 2 water is considered dirty so the pad is replaced in most cases but the carpet can usually be restored if it has been wet less than 48 hours.  Category 3 water which is often referred to as black water that comes into contact with carpet results in it being removed and discarded.  The reason for this is that Category 3 water can contain dangerous contaminants that are unhealthy for you to be in contact with it. 

Every water loss situation is different so that’s why it is important to contact a SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale to assess the situation.  We are a professional restoration company with certified water specialist that will be able to inspect your situation.  It is important to report the damage as soon as possible to limit the effects and lower the cost. 

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