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What Hampstead Flood Damage Does to Your Carpet

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

Two girls lying on carpet; fireplace in background. Flooding can damage carpeting. SERVPRO knows how to safely dry and restore carpeting and your home.

Flood Damage in Hampstead Can be Destructive for Carpeted Floors

Flood restoration projects often spend more time on flooring materials than anything else. Underneath inches of standing water, most types of residential flooring start to suffer.

One of the types of flooring most heavily impacted by Hampstead flood damage is carpet. Carpets come in many different styles and materials, but all of them are multi-layered and highly vulnerable to flooding. The top layer of carpet might be made from any material – regardless of the type, this layer often commands most of our attention. It is the most expensive material and the easiest to restore rather than replace. Below, carpet pads and tack strips can quickly degrade when inundated with rain stormwater. We try to separate the layers to promote faster drying and decrease the chance of mold growth. If the waterlogged carpets are from contaminated groundwater, then the only option is to discard them.

Not all floods affect carpeted areas. Some of our damage calls involve a simple leaking roof from storms or floodwaters that only enter a garage. The first person to arrive at your home, the SERVPRO inspector, determines the risks and damages posed by the floodwaters and, when carpeting is threatened, prioritizes water extraction in that area. We prepare to treat carpet in all our calls but most commonly handle it during:

  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Ceiling leaks in bedrooms and living areas
  • Burst pipes
  • Windows left open during storms

For fast and professional damage mitigation services, call SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties 24/7 at (910) 319-0600.

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