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Pros and Cons of In-Place Water Removal From Your Silverdale Home’s Carpeting

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Pros and Cons of In-Place Water Removal From Your Silverdale Home’s Carpeting Call SERVPRO as soon as possible to extract the water form your carpet!

Learn How Our SERVPRO Team Removes Water From Residential Carpets

When water invades the living areas of your Silverdale home professional assessment is essential to plan and implement the restoration. Evaluation of the condition of the floors and their coverings is the first step. If wall to wall carpeting is present, our crew decides whether to attempt in-place drying. Our project managers and work crews are well-versed in the benefits and detriments of top-down carpet drying as a water loss mitigation solution.

Soaked carpeting in your Silverdale home can be detached, rolled up, and dried off-site, but water removal in place might be a better option. Families experience less disruption when the carpeting remains installed during water removal. Furnishings can remain in the room if the flooring does not require special attention. Leaving it in place also significantly reduces the risk of tearing, stretching, or delamination of carpeting during the removal or reinstall.

SERVPRO technicians are highly trained, ready to perform in-place, top-down water removal on carpeting. Our crews first use truck-mounted wand extractors to suction up water to prevent migration; then weight is added to the equipment to ensure each pass of the extractor removes as much water as possible from the fibers and the padding, which holds the most moisture. Our powerful air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers assist in accelerating the drying after the water extraction completes.

Disadvantages of using in-place water removal and drying techniques include an increase in the amount of time needed to bring moisture levels to normal. The SERVPRO crew must devote more hours to the project, and additional equipment might be needed to speed up the evaporation of moisture from the carpeting.

Every hour that the carpeting and padding retain water also increases the risk of secondary mold damage. If SERVPRO arrives hours or days after the water loss, we balance the likelihood that we can remove the water fast enough in-place against the chance mold takes hold in the carpet or padding before we finish, requiring removal and disposal of the carpet even after our efforts.

Hardwood or laminate floors beneath carpeting need speedy and thorough drying. In-place drying is not appropriate where the carpeting covers highly absorbent materials prone to swelling and distortion. We remove the carpeting for treatment elsewhere, and SERVPRO crew members focus on removing water from the decorative top layer and all subflooring as well.

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The highly-qualified team at SERVPRO of Kitsap County performs needed assessments of your water removal needs before devising and implementing a water loss mitigation plan. Call us at (360) 373-1290 to set the process in motion as a fast response results in a better outcome.

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