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Wet Carpet Safe or Unsafe?

September 7th, 2017 · 3 Comments

“I have wet carpet! Grab the shop vac! Maybe not…” First of all, how long has it been wet? Did you know, even with clean water, if your wet carpet has been wet for more than 72 hours, it might as well have been soaked in sewage. A shop vac does not have the power to get all of the water out of your wet carpet. It does not have the power to get the water from the pad underneath the wet carpet. Some believe that if they get the water our of the wet carpet with a carpet shampooer, this will solve all the problems. This is not the case. It will never get all of the water out.

There are certain steps that need to be taken to save carpeting. There is a process. That is why ServiceMaster is there. We are certified and professionally trained to handle all types of water situations. We have the right equipment and solutions needed to get the job done right.  “Complete cleaning and decontamination by a professional following the IICRC S-500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration is important.” (ServiceMaster Restore. Found on July 18, 2017 @ http://smbydesertdry.com/residential-services/water-damage/the-truth-about-sewage/).

For more information on sewage, visit this page.

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Wet carpet in basement

When the damage occurs, your insurance company expects you to do what you can to prevent further damage, so call ServiceMaster immediately for professional help. ServiceMaster works with insurance companies daily and know what they expect. If you have more questions about water damage to your home, visit this page.  Please, save yourself the time, money, and your health. Call us!

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3 responses to “Wet Carpet Safe or Unsafe?”

  1. Howdy! This blog post couldn’t be written much better! Reading through this
    article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this.
    I am going to forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will
    have a great read. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Paul says:

    Wow that’s one nasty stain!

    You can’t leave something like that for more that 72 hours. If you do you don’t only risk the insurance company not wanting to pay out but mold can start to grow and if you get mold spores in your lungs you can end up in hospital.

  3. Paul Brown says:

    This is a great article on how to treat a wet carpets. Thanks for sharing these tips. They say when you clean your carpets it shouldn’t be wet for more 7 hours and if so, then it will turn into a hotbed of germs and mold.

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