When dealing with water damage to your carpet in Orange NSW, Bathurst NSW, and Cowra NSW, it’s essential to take immediate action to prevent further damage and mould growth.

Here are the steps to fix water-damaged carpet:

Determine the source of the water damage and ensure it is from a clean source (category 1 water). If the water is contaminated or the damage is caused by flooding, it is not safe to salvage the carpet and professional help should be sought.

Time is crucial in drying the carpet. Use a wet-vac to remove as much water as possible from the carpet. Move the vacuum in one long stroke with multiple passes rather than back and forth. Place blowers, fans, and dehumidifiers around the affected area to circulate air and aid in drying. Avoid opening windows if it’s raining or humid outside.

If the carpet has padding underneath and it got wet, the padding needs to be replaced. Carefully lift the wet carpet and remove the padding. Dispose of the padding and lay the carpet back down on a dry floor.

After the carpet is dry, clean it to remove any germs or contaminants that may have been present. Use a home carpet cleaning system, rent a machine, or hire professionals to clean the carpet. Apply an anti-microbial cleaner to prevent mould growth.

If the water damage is extensive or if mould growth is present, it is recommended to seek professional assistance. Water damage restoration experts can ensure proper drying, cleaning, and restoration of the carpet, minimising the risk of further damage and mould.

Avoid using bleach on carpets, as it can damage the carpet and underlying flooring. Bleaching should only be considered as a last resort.

Mould can start growing on wet carpet within 24 to 48 hours, so it’s crucial to act quickly to prevent its growth. Professional help can assess and address any mould issues effectively.

For the best results and to ensure the safety of your home, it’s advisable to contact a professional water damage restoration service in Orange NSW, Bathurst NSW, or Cowra NSW. They have the expertise, equipment, and knowledge to handle water damage situations and restore your carpet properly.

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McArdles Cleaning & Restoration Technicians are the “face” of our business and more than likely the people you will have the most contact with. All of our technicians are highly trained – not only in the professional services they provide, but also in customer service. We see staff technical training as being a very important aspect of our service and hold frequent training sessions where all of our staff have the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge.