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Water Damaged Carpet Restoration In Durango

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Green Fleet Cleans Up and Restores Carpeting in Durango Properties

SERVPRO Skilled Technicians and Equipment Can Save Wet Carpeting and Money for the Homeowner

Many homes in Durango feature expanses of wall-to-wall carpeting. When a water disaster strikes, your investment in floor covering can be at risk. The water flows naturally into the fibers and padding and must be removed to avoid progressive deterioration and secondary damage such as mold growth. Under optimal circumstances, in-place drying strategy can be successful. Our water damage crew have the training and the experience to get the job done.

The water heater in your home rusted through even as the supply line burst and the water damage to your Durango family room carpeting currently involves about half the space. When we arrive, our crew chief evaluates the quality of the water to determine whether in place drying appears possible. Often we decide to remove and discard the padding. One reason is the significant increase in the speed the carpet dries when a layer of wet material is removed. Another is the relatively low cost of replacing the pad, giving the much more expensive carpeting a clean and dry foundation after the moisture levels are brought to normal levels.
SERVPRO technicians assigned to your carpet project train extensively through IICRC developed classes in the safe and efficient use of our commercial grade weighted and wanded water extractors. The equipment adds heat as needed to create the correct drying equilibrium. Our employees plot a course, section by section, to extract the water entirely without tearing or stretching the carpeting. We take great care to be thorough but not aggressive with our drying passes to avoid delamination, a type of damage where the secondary backing separates from the primary backing. Delamination destabilizes the fibers of the carpeting, usually resulting in wrinkling and pulling away from the tack strips. Replacement rather than restoration might become necessary when delamination occurs.
After extraction of as much water as possible, SERVPRO positions air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to achieve the final drying goal. Throughout the process, we maintain the dryness of the portion of carpeting initially unaffected as much as possible. To speed evaporation we may float the carpeting with strategically position air movers, directing the flow beneath as well as above the carpeting. This can also protect the subfloors in certain instances.
Call SERVPRO of Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma & San Juan Counties at (970) 259-6184 to schedule an assessment and plan for in-place drying of your carpeting. Water damage restoration can be successful given properly trained employees and proper equipment.

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