Water Damaged Carpet Repair Tips

The plus side of owning carpeting is that it can provide added warmth and comfort to your home.  On the down side, however, is that carpeting is a bit harder to clean when compared to tile or hardwood flooring and if it becomes water damaged because of a flood or water leak – well you can forget about it – unless you act quickly.

Tip #1 – Use caution when entering the affected area.  For you safety, make sure to turn-off all electrical power to the room needing to be cleaned and restored.

Tip #2 – It is paramount in order to see the best results, that you act immediately anytime you encounter standing or set-in water on your carpets.  The longer you delay in removing the water, the higher the probability of harmful bacteria and molds growing.

Tip #3 – Remove all of the room’s furniture from the carpeted area as well as limit the pedestrian traffic to the area.  This reduces the risk of damage spreading to unaffected areas within your home.

Tip #4 – One of the best methods for reducing your chances of bacteria growing is to dehumidify the room.  If you have a dehumidifier – use it.  If you don’t have one, then If it’s warm outside, opening all the windows and doors can work until you can get one.

Tip #5 – Open pockets of saturation by removing the tack strips holding the carpeting down.  In more severe cases, you may need to remove the base molding, damaged walls and wet insulation.  This is where our services our invaluable!

Tip #6 – Aggressively tackle cleaning after completion of the aforementioned tips.  This means thoroughly cleaning and applying disinfectants to the affected area.  It is recommended that you utilize a water extracting vacuum in order to absorb all of the water and prevent further damage.

Reliable Carpet Restoration Services

Learn how we can help return your carpets to their former glory by visiting our website www.cookbrosrestoration.com or contacting us directly at (480) 442-0910.  We specialize in repairing water damaged carpet!

Catastrophes In Your Home

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When the bad things in life occur, are you ready to take the next steps in restoring your life? Many catastrophes occur around us but this does not mean we are aware of the tasks that need to be completed next in order to take care of the damages and problem. Catastrophes such a fire/smoke and water damages can leave many people feeling hopeless and without a clue on what to do next.

Consider the following steps when unfortunate events strike your way:

  • Make sure you are aware of your insurance policy. Get a copy of this and read through it thoroughly. The most important thing is to know your rights and what is covered by your insurance company. With this information, you will be able to make decisions confidently because you are aware of the policy.
  • Compile a list of questions you may have. For example, will your lost personal belongings be replaced? What type of “proof of purchase” is needed when providing information to your insurance company? What damages are covered?
  • Make sure to keep track of every representative you have spoken to in regards to your claim.
  • Speak with your adjuster about temporary living arrangements and monetary advances to cover this for a month or so, as your home is restored.
  • Pick a company, like Cook Bros Restoration, to perform restorations to your home and make sure to ask questions. Can you get a quote? How long will this take? What does the process involve?

There are many steps involved in finding the best way to restore your life after damages caused by a catastrophe that affects your home. These few steps can help you educate yourself with your insurance policy and make the right decisions that are tailored to your situation. Ensuring to ask questions when you are not aware or knowledge in this area will lead you to the right path in restoring your home, and most importantly, your life.