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Broken or frozen pipes can cause your home to overflow with water. What do you do in this case? Do you try to get rid of all the water yourself or do you call in a professional? When dealing with water extraction and water damage cleanup it is important to always call a professional. Water can become hidden in areas where the eye cannot see. Once this happens, your home is susceptible to rot and mold. Both can become hazardous to your health.
Water extraction is the most important thing to do right way away. After calling a disaster cleanup service, you can remove rugs, lift curtains, and remove furniture if you like. This will make it easier for items to begin drying. Professionals have large pumps to remove the water quickly from your home. Once removed they will use heavy duty fans to dry the area. Emergency carpet cleaning is a little bit trickier than areas with no carpet. Pumps will get most of the water, but the water you cannot see is the difficult part.
Disaster Cleanup Services has special infrared technology to spot moisture that the unaided eye cannot see. This is the type of water that will begin to cause problems. This can be water in walls, under carpets, and beneath floors. Once the top layer of water is removed from the carpet, it is important to ensure the bottom is dry as well. Carpet can sometimes have 3 or more layers underneath that could still be damp. If not dried, this can turn into a breeding ground for mold. Once mold forms you have a health concern on your hands. Mold can cause many health problems including cancer and death. If rot occurs from the leftover water, your homes structure becomes unsafe. This is the main reason to call out the professionals for any emergency carpet cleaning.