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Water Removal and Your Carpets After Washing Machine Leakage

1/14/2018 (Permalink)

Regardless of whether the washer and dryer are upstairs or on the main level of the house, contacting SERVPRO after a leak gets you the best results.

SERVPRO Technicians Follow the Water's Path in Order to Thoroughly Remediate the True Extent of the Damage

In a lot of the more modern homes in Manteca, you find laundry rooms on upper levels of the homes. Although it might be more convenient to do your laundry, it can cause problems to the rest of the home if the washing machine ever leaks. You can suddenly wind up with a big flood of water which can also leak downstairs into other rooms, causing all kinds of damage to your home.
If this has happened to you, the amount of water put out by your washing machine in your home is likely a lot. You need professionals to help you with water removal and cleaning up any damage that has occurred in Manteca. SERVPRO is always standing by and has the tools and training to help you prevent any further damage to your home.
Our primary goal when restoring water damage is to preserve and protect your home and its contents. One of our first concerns is carpet and padding that is water-saturated. The construction of carpets poses two fundamental problems – separation of backing or delamination, and latex deterioration.
SERVPRO staff know that carpeting has a primary and secondary backing. Latex holds the carpet fibers into the primary backing and also holds the secondary and primary backings together. Latex begins breaking down as soon as the carpet is installed.
Delamination usually appears in the form of bubbles. High traffic areas are more likely to delaminate; it is a pre-existing condition we look out for. It can be caused by improper installation of the pad or carpet, excessive folding, and overly aggressive extraction. Delamination cannot be fixed.
Water damage to carpeting which is glued down can cause bubbling, which happens from the loss of adhesive and is not a result of cleaning or extraction. If just a small section is bubbled, we might be able to fix the issue. Otherwise, the carpet might have to be replaced.
Many situations also require the padding to be replaced. It can break apart when its wet, but most padding is inexpensive. The cost of removing, replacing, and reinstalling new padding is many times less than the added costs of drying it in place.
SERVPRO of Tracy takes the time to salvage anything in your home that is possible during the water removal and cleanup process. Just give us a call at (209) 834-0200 whenever your home in Banta, Ripon, Holt or surrounding areas has a water damage emergency.

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