Water damage can be caused by a variety of things such as a burst pipe, excessive rain or accidental spills. The National Flood Insurance Program says that as little as an inch of water can cause serious damage.
According to the EPA, the first 24-48 hours are the most crucial when dealing with water damage. It is in this time frame when you should begin the process of water extraction so as to prevent the growth of mold.
After water damage has occurred, use fans for ventilation and to circulate air throughout the affected area. Remove all free-standing water with a water vacuum. To clean carpet and upholstery make sure you use a vacuum that extracts water. Use mops, towels and sponges to absorb water from all other areas. If you have paneling you should remove it from the walls and let it dry. The EPA suggests that books and paperwork that have been damaged by water and that are not valuable or a necessity should be disposed of. All damaged fiberglass insulation needs to be removed and disposed of as well.
Cleaning up after water damage has occurred is an exhaustive ordeal. If you have insurance, or even if its not a covered loss, there is no reason to go through all this back-breaking work yourself. TLC Carpet Care in Castle Rock Co is the premier leader in water damage restoration. With over 16 years of experience they know how to get the job done right the first time and will deal directly with your insurance company so you pay little or nothing out-of-pocket.
If you have experienced water damage and are in the need of water damage restoration then give TLC Carpet Care a call : 720.314.0178