One of the most dreadful experiences that could occur in your home is water damage to your carpeting. You could home to discover a water pipe broke and see water running down the walls and soaking into the carpeting. Your kids may have flushed toys down the toilet and clogged it so now it is overflowing out of the bathroom and into the hallway.
No matter the cause, it is important to address the problem with the water right away. You want to make sure to call an experienced Toronto carpeting water damage and restoration professional, like here at Dr. Carpet.
Others might tell you it is better to replace the carpeting, simply because it costs more and they could benefit. Before going that route, there are several things you need to check and verify.
1. Assess the actual carpet damages.
The amount of water that soaked into the carpeting, as well as the type of water – was it fresh water or sewer water – will determine whether the carpeting can be restored and saved or replaced. In addition, the actual size/area of damages has to be considered. If you are taking a small 3 foot by 3 foot section then you wouldn’t necessary want to replace the carpeting.
2. Call for 24 Hour Emergency Response Water Damage Restoration Service
Do not wait to call us to start water damage restoration service. As long as the water has been shut off and is no longer running onto and into the carpeting, we can evaluate the damages and potentially save your carpeting.
If you wait, the longer the carpeting remains wet, the more damage it can have. Mold and mildew can also become an issue. Even if you are considering replacing the carpeting, you still have to dry out the existing carpeting and ensure there is no mold and mildew.
3. Determine if the Water Source and Has To Be Fixed
If the water came from a busted pipe, you will want to shut off the water to your home until your plumber can fix it. If the water was from a single event, like your kids clogging up the toilet with their toys, then you just need to get the toilet unclogged.
4. Call Your Insurance Company
Once you have stopped the water and called our 24 hour emergency response team, you will want to call your insurance company. Depending on the source and cause of the water, any cleanup, repairs, and restorations might be covered under your insurance policy. Insurance claims are always welcome, even if we have already started the work.
If it is determined your carpeting cannot be saved, and you have to get new carpeting, we can help ensure it is installed correctly. New carpeting has to be stretched and pulled to remove all “bubbles” and provide an even and smooth installation.
To learn more about our 24 hour water damage and restoration services or carpet stretching and pulling services, please feel free to contact Dr. Carpet at 647.800.5199 today!