Experiencing a flood in your home can be a stressful and overwhelming situation, especially when it comes to dealing with your flooded carpet. Here are the steps you should take:

Time is of the essence when dealing with a flooded carpet. Call a professional carpet technician who specialises in flood damage restoration as soon as possible. They have the necessary equipment to extract water effectively and minimise damage.

Prioritise removing any belongings from the water-logged area to prevent further damage. Use mops, towels, or any available tools to remove as much surface water from the carpet as you can.

The carpet technician will use powerful suction equipment to extract water from the carpet. They will also assess the extent of the damage and determine the best course of action.

In some cases, the carpet may need to be removed for thorough drying and restoration. This allows access to the underlying floor and ensures that moisture is completely eliminated. Industrial-grade humidifiers may be used to accelerate the drying process, including drying the floor and walls if necessary.

Notify your insurance company about the flood damage and follow their instructions. They will assess the situation and work with the carpet technician to determine if the carpet and belongings can be salvaged

If the carpet can be saved, a new pad may be installed, and the carpet can be stretched and reinstalled. It’s recommended to wait at least a week for the carpet to settle back into shape before having it professionally cleaned. If the carpet is beyond repair, the insurance company will guide you through the process of replacing it.

It’s essential to act swiftly and seek professional assistance when dealing with a flooded carpet to minimise damage, prevent mould growth, and restore your home to a safe and healthy condition.

Here are some services we provide:

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.