Water damage can wreak havoc on your home or business. Whether you have had a leak, a flood, excessive rain, or something like a broken dishwasher or leaky fish tank. Depending on the type of water damage you have you may need to contact a professional company to do the cleanup and restoration for you.

There are three types of water damage: clean water damage, grey water damage, and black water damage. Clearwater is anything from a broken water supply line or an overflowing sink. You can clean up clear water damage on your own, though this needs to be done within the first 48-hours. When you are dealing with greywater or black water though, you need to have a professional come in. Greywater is water that comes from a fish tank leak, a dishwasher, or a washing machine, while there are no pathogens present in the water it can have some contaminants or be full of harsh cleaning chemicals. Blackwater is sewage, and you should never attempt to clean up black water on your own or enter it. Professionals are mandatory when you have a black water flood because they have the proper protective equipment and experience to clean up safely and restore your home.

So what happens if you have an incident in your home or office and need to care for water damaged rugs or carpets? You need to get your rugs, or carpets dry as soon as possible so that they do not begin to grow mould.

No matter what category of water damage you have suffered (clear, grey or black) the first thing that we do when we are called to a job is beginning to remove the water so that no future damage can take place. We also dry and dehumidify everything.

At this point, you need to make sure that if mould has begun to take hold that you disinfect everything so that no mould has the potential to grow and ruin your carpets or building. The biggest fight is getting everything dry enough within the 48-hour limit so that mould cannot form.

If you have had black water enters your home, then one of the most important things to do is sewer back-up disinfecting. You may not be able to salvage your carpet, though if you act quickly, you can sometimes disinfect and sanitize things it may be better to replace the carpet if this is the case.

At Royal Carpet and Duct Cleaning, we also make sure that we document the drying and restoration process as we bring your home back to pre-loss conditions or better. We also do upholstery restoration, so if you had furniture affected by the water damage, we can tackle that as well.

If you have had any kind of water damage and need carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, or upholstery cleaning as a result, then contact us at Royal Carpet Cleaning. Our team of professionals are prepared with the right tools and equipment to get the job done right and with all proper safety procedures in place.


All credit goes to Royal Carpet and Duct Cleaning

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