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Emergency Flood Carpet Cleaning Tips

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Have you just returned home to soaking wet carpets? Whether due to burst pipes, faulty appliances or heavy rain and extreme weather events, water has the potential to cause serious damage to your carpets.

While contacting a professional carpet cleaner is always recommended, there are some measures you can take in the meantime to reduce long-term damage to your carpets, furniture and belongings.

Safety

Homes are filled with electricity. From wiring in walls to power cords and electrical appliances, electricity and water can be a dangerous and deadly mix. Before you enter an area impacted by flooding, make sure that your power is shut off completely. If you suspect mould, dirty water or sewage contamination – particularly from burst pipes or faulty plumbing – wear protective clothing like eye goggles and a face mask to minimise exposure.

Immediate Action

If you notice that your carpets are drenched, your belongings and furniture are also at risk of becoming damaged – especially upholstery and fabric goods. As water seeps and spreads quickly, removing your furniture and items off of your carpet can prevent damage extending across to your other possessions.

Also, by removing items off the wet carpet, you’re able to air out and dry the area more effectively. Open windows and doors, add fans and increase ventilation in the space to allow carpets to dry quicker.

Mould and Mildew

Wet carpets are a breeding ground for mould and mildew. If you suspect or identify mould, mildew, spores or fungi while your carpet is wet or when it’s dry, make sure to use a special and targeted cleaning solution. A cleaner will be able to eliminate all dangerous organisms to keep your household and pets safe.

We recommend turning to a professional to ensure that the job is completed comprehensively and with precision.

Major Water Damage

If not dealt with quickly, water and flooding can take weeks to fully evaporate. Moisture can cause significant damage to wood and walls in just days, resulting in decay, splitting and weakening. While ventilation and dehumidifiers can speed up drying, it’s always best to turn to an expert to avoid significant water damage and the health risks that go with it. Equipped with the equipment and products to restore safety, a professional takes the stress out of soaked carpets.

Emergency Carpet Flood Damage Help in Perth

Carpets are soft, luxurious and comfortable; making them a must-have flooring solution for bedrooms and living spaces. Cosy and gentle on feet, carpets are made up of a variety of soft fibres – that also happen to be very absorbent. If you’ve discovered flooding or excessive water on your carpets, act fast to minimise damage and to restore quality.

Specialising in emergency flooding in Perth, the team at Perth Carpet Cleaning provides responsive and effective carpet drying, sanitising and restoration services for a wide range of carpet types and fibres.

Don’t let floods be the end of your carpets. For carpet flood damage services in Perth, contact us today.

How to Prevent Mould Growth on Your Carpets

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There’s nothing worse than mould and mildew growing on your carpets. Made of absorbent fibres, your carpets can disguise and carry mould caused by excessive moisture damage and flooding. If you’re a victim of flooding, leaks or spills, prevent mould and mildew by acting fast.

Four Steps to Mould-Free Carpets

After you’ve experienced flooding or a leak, soaked carpets quickly become prone to developing mould if left damp for too long. Time is critical in these circumstances – and can mean the difference of a simple clean or a total replacement. Follow our four steps below to give your carpets the best chance to dry properly and avoid the growth of mould.

Eliminate Moisture

Mould can only exist in areas where there is enough moisture. If your carpets are flooded or damp, it’s important to eliminate moisture as best you can. Begin by finding and stopping the source of the moisture or by blocking the area from additional dampness. If you have a wet vacuum on hand, you may be able to suck out a majority of moisture from your carpets. If not, it’s best to contact a professional to quickly remove moisture for you.

Remove Furniture

Moisture can seep in under furniture and objects, making it hard to fully dry without the removal of furniture. If you leave furniture in areas with soaked carpets, it’s likely that mould will develop and you may end up needing a carpet – and furniture – replacement. Check the furniture and fixtures of your space for moisture impact and remove as many items as you can. Items with some moisture damage may be able to be saved while severely damaged items might be best disposed of.

Add Ventilation

Key to drying and sanitising a flooded carpet area is adding ventilation and airflow. Good ventilation will allow the carpets to dry faster as well as eliminating odours and moisture from the room. Open windows and doors, turn on fans and even bring in floor fans pointed at the carpets to speed up the drying process.

Seek Expert Help

While there are some measures you can take to clean and dry your own carpets, it can be easy to overlook the severity and damage of your floors. Even after drying, cleaning and deodorising, there may be leftover moisture that turns into mildew and mould. If you notice moisture from a leak or flood on your carpets, contact flood restoration and carpet cleaning professionals. Experts bring along specialised equipment and products to fully clean, dry and sanitise your carpets and restore them as best as possible.

Cleaning, Drying and Sanitising Flooded Carpets in Perth

Have you just experienced a flood or a leak? Don’t let moisture ruin your carpets. At Perth Carpet Cleaning, we provide 24/7 flood restoration services across the region. Specialising in restoring flooded carpets in Perth, our professionals quickly and effectively remove all excess moisture to minimise the likelihood of mould and mildew growth. Acting fast, we refresh and rejuvenate your carpets following flood and moisture damage.

Contact us on 1300 557 659 for fast flood restoration help.

 

 

How to Fix Flood Damage in Perth

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From burst pipes and leaky taps to storms and crazy wet weather, flooded carpets require fast attention to protect their quality and minimise damage. If you notice that your carpets are flooded, you need to act quickly to avoid mould and the spread of water from carpets to furniture and other areas of your property.

At Perth Carpet Cleaning, we’ve seen flooded carpets of all severities. From simple light flooding to extensive and severely drenched carpets, we provide expert advice and quality services to help you restore and recover your carpets. Here’s the lowdown on caring for, cleaning and managing carpet flood damage in Perth.

To Clean or Replace

Deciding whether to clean or replace your carpets can be a tough and complex decision. You’ve invested hard-earned money into your carpets, so the idea of having to dispose of them can be frustrating. When it comes to deciding on cleaning or replacing, you need to consider the type of water your carpet is soaked in.

Clean water, like water fresh from the tap, is safe and doesn’t pose any threats. Grey water may be contaminated and will require specialised cleaning methods for proper sanitation. Black water, including sewage, may be deemed uncleanable due to high contamination and the serious risk it poses to you and your family. It’s important to remember that every situation is different, so you should always seek professional advice before moving forward.

If you’ve been a victim of carpet flooding, chat with our team. We offer expert advice and in-depth consultations to help you decide on the best course of action for your flooded carpets. With 24-hour responsive services, our professionals act fast to clean, dry, sanitise and restore your carpets back to full quality.

Drying Carpets in Flooded Rooms

Once you’ve noticed flooding on your carpets, contact the professionals at Perth Carpet Cleaning straight away. Your quick action may mean the difference between lightly soaked to severely damaged carpets. In the meantime, there are a few steps you can take to minimise damage before our professionals reach you.

Start by turning off the power to avoid appliances and electrical items becoming damaged or unsafe. Then, find the source of the flooding and stop it or remove it if possible. Be sure to move all furniture and belongings off the carpet to minimise damage. If you can, start to fan the area or open windows and doors to allow for ventilation and airflow.

Experts in Flood Restoration Australia

Have you just come home to wet and soggy carpets or has your property been caught up in bad weather? Whatever the cause of flooding, contact the experts at Perth Carpet Cleaning. Available 24/7, our team of carpet cleaning professionals specialises in carpet flood damage in Perth. Attending all properties fast and coming fully prepared with equipment, products and solutions, we help to minimise water damage to your carpets and restore hygiene, safety and functionality.

Contact us now on 1300 557 659 for expert advice and quality services for flooded carpets.

What Are Emergency Flood Services?

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From burst pipes to bad weather, emergency flood services cover all types of carpet flooding, soaking and water damage. No matter how much you prepare, you can never be 100% safe from flooding. As excessive water absorbs into carpet fibres, flooding can seriously ruin your carpets if action isn’t taken fast.

At Perth Carpet Cleaning, we provide efficient and effective flood restoration services throughout Perth. Operating 24/7 on call, we’re able to restore safety, hygiene, quality and function to your carpets quickly.

Learn more about flood damage and what to do if your carpets become flooded.

What Constitutes an Emergency?

Any time your carpets become soaked or flooded with water, it’s an emergency. The top causes of carpet flooding are:

  • Leaked or burst pipes and plumbing

    • As pipes tend to be hidden, it may take a while for you to notice the damage. As soon as you suspect a leak, have a plumber in to fix it to minimise damage across your entire property.
  • Floods and bad weather

    • Storms, bad weather and heavy rains can wreak havoc for your carpets. If your home isn’t properly sealed or if windows and doors are left open, water has the potential to make its way into your home and become absorbed by your carpets.
  • Broken appliances

    • Many appliances are connected to water mains, including dishwashers, washing machines and fridges. As leaks are generally visible instantly, you should be able to see water seeping into your carpets from a broken appliance. But, if you’ve been out for the day or away for a while, damage may be quite severe and flooding may have occurred.

What Comes Next?

So, you’ve just found your carpets soaked or flooded. After removing sensitive belongings from the site, your first step is to contact a team available on call to tend to your carpets. If you neglect to have your carpets dealt with fast, water can seep deeper into your carpet fibres and cause irreversible damage.

Professional carpet flood restoration teams come fully equipped with the tools and equipment required to properly clean your carpets. They’re also able to inspect your carpets thoroughly to rule out any hidden water or dampness that could evolve into mould or other serious damage.

Why Choose a Professional for Flood Restoration?

Cleaning and drying your carpet is much more than soaking up water. Comprehensive cleaning, extracting, drying, sanitising and deodorising all go into fully restoring your carpets.

A complex and time sensitive process, it’s essential that you opt for the services of a professional. Coming fully prepared with a wide range of purpose-built equipment, tools and solutions, professionals are able to restore your carpets with precision and expertise. Emergency flood restoration teams understand the differences of unique carpet fibres and can tailor their services to best protect each specific type, utilising solutions and techniques for high quality results.

Professionals are also able to restore the appearance of your carpets while ensuring that fibres are comprehensively cleaned and sanitised.

Carpet Flood Damage Professionals in Perth

Looking for fast and responsive emergency flood services? Contact the carpet flood damage experts in Perth for 24/7 services. Chat with the team at Perth Carpet Cleaning today – call 1300 557 659.

5 Natural Carpet Cleaning Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

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Harmful chemicals aren’t always necessary when it comes to carpet cleaning and stain removal.

As experienced carpet cleaning professionals, Perth Carpet Cleaning has worked on carpets of all types and conditions. Here to give you a few tricks of the trade, discover our top five natural carpet cleaning hacks for fresher and cleaner carpets without nasty chemicals.

Regular Vacuuming

Don’t underestimate the power of regular vacuuming when it comes to carpet cleaning. You can keep deeply embedded dirt and dust to a minimum, allowing you to effectively lift off stains with less interference and resistance from dirty carpet fibres.

If you’ve noticed a carpet stain, try cleaning your carpet with a vacuum cleaner on regular intervals. You may find that the stain slowly fades away thanks to the vacuum cleaner picking up dry particles as they emerge to the surface.

Stain Removal Solutions

A number of natural solutions tend to do the trick when it comes to ridding carpets of different stains. If you’re looking for a quick DIY solution that you can whip up at home, mix one part of vinegar with two parts of water into a spray bottle. Then, spray your stained carpet with the solution and pat it with a towel to begin lifting the stain off.

Steam Cleaning

Mix equal parts vinegar and water to your steam cleaner, adding a few drops of essential oils for a more pleasant smell. Then, spot steam clean affected areas to work the vinegar solution into your stained carpet. Vinegar works wonders for stains and, combined with the heat of a steam cleaner, tends to effectively lift and remove stains from carpets.

Using an Iron

Your iron isn’t just for keeping your clothes looking fresh; it can also be carefully used to remove stains on carpets!

If you’re giving the iron method a try, start by vacuuming your carpet to pick up any dry particles and dirt around the stain. Dampen a towel with a solution made of one part of vinegar and two parts of water. Place the damp towel over your stained area and use an iron to heat up the towel. As the iron swoops over the towel, you should find that your stain slowly starts to lift up and absorb into the towel itself. Continue ironing until you’ve lifted as much of the stain as possible.

Baking Soda

Create a DIY carpet deodoriser to keep your carpets smelling fresh. Add 10-20 drops of an essential oil, preferably something floral or fruity, with around 450g of baking soda in a glass container. Mix it up well so the oil becomes completely absorbed. When it’s time to deodorise, just shake some of your baking soda mixture onto your carpet, let it sink in for around five minutes then give it a vacuum.

You’ll have fresher smelling carpets in minutes.

Tackling Serious Water and Flood Damage

For more serious water and flood damage and tough stains, we recommend enlisting the help of professional carpet cleaners to avoid irreversible damage to your carpets.

Specialising in emergency flooding in Perth, Perth Carpet Cleaning provides a range of expert flood damage and general carpet cleaning services for clients across industries. We come prepared with the necessary tools, products and equipment to quickly and effectively dry and clean flood damaged carpets.

Find out more about carpet cleaning and emergency flooding carpet solutions in Perth. Contact us today on 1300 368 022.