Offering Qualified Water Damage Technicians to respond quickly in our emergency response vehicles, Floodwater Damage Melbourne will immediately assess the water damage to minimise the devastation to your home or business.
The technician will prioritize the water damage restoration for bacteria removal, mould remediation, drying, cleaning and water stain removal. Often if the damage is extensive, it will include drying of the walls and wallboards, and the floors whether made of concrete or timber, doors and other materials in a room.
It often requires replacement of skirting boards, shaving and refitting of doors and other repairs – all depending on the extent of damage. We are experienced in working closely with insurance companies to ensure water damage restoration is to everyone’s satisfaction.
You can also assist your technician before they get to your home by attempting to assess the source of the water damage. Water damage is usually caused by a leaking pipe or an overflowing sink/bathtub.
Before trying to dry your carpet, you need to assess the situation. Whether it is safe to try and fix the water damage yourself, and where the source of the damage has come from. You also need to determine if the source has stopped leaking water, and the extent of the damage.
If the water damage is from a clean source of water, you may be able to recover and dry your carpet instead of completely replacing it. This type of water is called category 1 water. This category of water is usually from broken pipes, supply lines, and rain or snow. With any other category of water, such as grey and black (category 2 and 3 respectively) is not safe to keep the carpet.
Flood-damaged carpet can be especially toxic. Flood water is category 3 by definition because it can contain the worst kinds of contaminants, including mould spores and life-threatening bacteria. We do not recommend you attempt to salvage carpet that was damaged by flooding.
Water damaged carpet can swiftly cause mould to grow and become an issue, so as soon as you’ve figured out what you’re dealing with, you should proceed with haste.
For the best chance at saving your carpet, dry it within 48 hours. Water can be extracted from your carpet with a wet/dry vacuum or a carpet cleaning machine.
It is essential to pick the correct tool for you that has a strong enough suction and can reach the area you need, otherwise, it may take too long and you will end up with even more damage than you started with.
It isn’t always possible to remove water from your carpet, some cases of this happening are if you don’t know about the water damage until a while after it actually happened, or if there was too much water/carpeting involved for you to get it dry in time.
In this situation, it is best to call us so we can professionally clean and repair the water damaged area for you.
Once the carpet has been successfully dried, you want to make sure you take the time to clean it properly (or have it cleaned) so that many of the germs and bacteria don’t linger around and cause more damage even after dried. There are multiple ways to clean your carpet. You can use a home carpet cleaning system or hire professionals to do it for you.