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Wet Carpets - Hidden Dangers

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

Excessive water spilled or leaking onto your carpet requires quick attention. It is not always as simple as letting the carpet dry on its own, even if the water is clean. Especially during the humid summer months, effectively extracting water may be more difficult in your Wellesley, MA commercial or residential property.

Water Removal first requires detection of and measurement  moisture levels. SERVPRO of Newton/Wellesley technicians use moisture sensors with probes to penetrate through carpet and padding, reaching to the floor underneath to determine the presence of water. Moisture meters may also be necessary to determine the amount of moisture present. 

Water Extraction 

  • Water extraction is key. The more passes made with  extraction equipment, the better as it expedites the drying process.
  • Self-propelled extraction equipment can be used throughout the impacted areas. The technician stands on them vacuuming up as much water as possible. Their body weight improves suction.
  • The use of stationary extraction equipment is monitored regularly. The equipment is moved periodically to less dry areas, ensuring the best results.  
  • Air movement, ventilation, and dehumidification are all critical in effectively drying the carpet to prohibit mold colonies from forming.
  • Air movers move warm, dry air over the impacted carpet while dehumidifiers pull moisture from the air.

Removing soaked carpet may be necessary, depending on the severity of the damage; however, our Disaster Remediation Teams have the tools and techniques to eliminate the need of removing water damaged carpeting in most cases. 

Call the experts at SERVPRO of Newton/Wellesley - (617) 332-9000. We make it, "Like it never even happened." 

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