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What Obstacles Exist with In-Place Carpet Drying of Flooded St. Anthony Homes?

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

Wet carpeting in a room Wet carpeting can be quite tricky, call SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis for assistance.

Inspections and evaluations determine the viability of drying flooded carpets in St. Anthony homes. 

Carpeting is a popular flooring option in many of the area’s homes. However, with how fast flooding conditions can develop around residences and spread through the house, these flooring materials can become overwhelmed.

What Drying Obstacles Exist for Flood-Damaged Carpets? 

When flood damage in St. Anthony homes affects the flooring, it is wise to have these conditions addressed as soon as possible. Carpeting can quickly absorb flood damage, allowing for irreparable harm after only a day or two of exposure. Fast action by our SERVPRO team can help, but after some considerations like:

  • Potential Contamination – Natural flooding can often introduce category 2 and 3 water damages, requiring the disposal of exposed materials. In these situations, in-place drying is not possible to meet cleanliness and hygienic standards after flood damages.
  • Condition of Subflooring – If prolonged damage exists that ultimately damages the subflooring through means like warping or bloating of the materials, drying is not feasible. 
  • Cost-Efficiency – Our SERVPRO professionals must consider the cost-effectiveness of drying and moisture removal efforts. In some situations, the time required to restore and dry damaged flooring becomes a costlier option for the customer than removal and replacement.

As threatening as flooding can be, fast action can sometimes prevent the carpet from being removed and replaced at all. Give our SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis team a call as soon as possible at (612) 421-2040.

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