How to know if water has permanently damaged carpets in your Portland area home
STOP! If you have water damage in your property right now, call us at 503-SERVPRO RIGHT NOW. Don’t wait to mitigate - the longer damage sits unattended, the more likely it will develop secondary damage. Call us at 503-SERVPRO now.
Water damage can occur in any home or business without warning. When it occurs, it’s important to call SERVPRO of Northwest Portland as soon as possible so that we are able to advise you on how to proceed with your water damaged items and structure.
According to the Carpet and Rug Institute, Carpet accounts for 48% of the total U.S. flooring market. As restoration professionals, SERVPRO of Northwest Portland sees water damaged carpet often.
When it comes to carpet restoration after a water damage incident, how damaged the carpet is depends on the quality of the carpet. Delamination is the most frequent type of damage to carpets in a water damage incident. Delamination is caused when the latex adhesive holding the primary backing to the secondary backing of the carpet is wet for an extended amount of time. Good carpets have a higher quality of latex and use more latex.
Cheaper carpets may have delamination after only a few hours. Good quality carpets may suffer little damage even after 48 hours exposure to water.
If the water is left in place for more than 72 hours, mold and mildew become the biggest cause of damages. Mold and mildew damages usually cannot be repaired. Carpets must be dried properly and can be treated with an odor treatment or Sporicidin (an EPA Registered Product) to prevent mold and mildew growth.
Be prepared for water damage before it happens! Call SERVPRO of Northwest Portland at 503-283-3658 for any questions, and don’t hesitate to mitigate the damage the minute you see it!