Water Damage Restoration

A soaked or flooded carpet can be fully restored if you act fast.

man lifting carpetIt’s best to act quickly. The faster we dry it, the less chance of mold, mildew, color run, shrinkage or wrippling. We take care of emergencies within the 1st 24 hours of your call.

We have special equipment that works fast!

We use heavy duty water extractors and special drying agents to remove the moisture from your carpet so that you can avoid mold and mildew infestation. If your carpet has underlying padding we may have to detach it from the floor to dry.

Lov’n Kare Carpet will do a professional and thorough job for you, no matter what time of day or night! We accept every challenge from water damaged carpets and have developed special techniques to restore your carpet to its original state.

Step 1
Identify the source of the flood or leak, which will determine whether your carpet is salvageable. “Sanitary” water comes from pipes or rain, while “unsanitary” water comes from overflowed toilets and other sources that may be slightly contaminated. A carpet that has come into contact with “black” water, such as raw sewage or groundwater, should be discarded as soon as possible.

Step 2
Stop the water flow to prevent any further damage. If you have any difficulty, consult a plumber or engineer who can help you to isolate the source.

Step 3
Disinfect the wet area by scrubbing it with a cleaning solution made up of a few tablespoons bleach dissolved in a gallon of water. Remember to ventilate the room that you are cleaning—some of these fumes may be toxic.

Step 4
We will remove the carpet around the wet spots using a box-cutter and lift up the carpet. Discard the padding underneath and keep the carpet elevated. If you have furniture in the room, either remove it altogether or hoist it up on blocks so that the floor area is open.

Step 5
Set up industrial-sized fans that directly blow onto the soiled area. Run them on high for at least 36 hours following the incident, being careful to keep electric cords away from the wet areas. It is also helpful to set up a dehumidifier to speed up the drying process. A professional cleaning service can help you with this task.

Step 6
Keep foot traffic to a minimum on the drying carpet. This will help maximize the airflow to the wet spots and prevent weakening of the laminate seal underneath.

Step 7
Check your carpet’s progress after 12 hours. If the fans have not helped, you should consider carpet replacement–12 hours is sufficient time for mold to develop and if the carpet has not dried up noticeably by then, you may be at risk for hazardous allergens.

Step 8
Contact your insurance agent to discuss the situation, particularly if you reside in a condominium. Depending on how the leak or flood occurred, you may not be responsible for the restoration expenses.