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Does Your Carpet Have to Be Replaced After Water Damage?

9/7/2020 (Permalink)

Carpet flooded with water Carpet damaged due to a pipe break in a Peyton, CO home

If you've had a pipe break in your home in Peyton, CO, you're probably suffering from some water damage. This is something that no homeowner likes to deal with, but if you are one of the lucky ones, you might be able to salvage the floor. How do you know if it needs replacing though? Consider these two factors before you make any big decisions.

2 Factors To Know If Your Carpet Needs To Be Replaced After Water Damage

1. The Type of Water

Not all water is the same. Generally, these are the three types that you may find in your home:

  • Clean water
  • Gray water
  • Black water

Often times, water that comes from a pipe break is clean. In this case, you will probably be able to go on with the restoration process. If it is gray, a water damage expert may be able to help you save the flooring. This kind is not dangerous, but should be treated properly. Things become unsanitary if you are dealing with black water. You might be able to have someone come out and save the carpeting, but in most cases, you'll probably have to get new flooring.

2. The Amount of Time

The sooner you get the flood taken care of the better off you will be. Water that sits for longer than a 24 hour period is at a higher risk of causing mold growth. Once If spores are forming in your carpet, the situation becomes a little more complicated. You will not only have to deal with cleanup from the liquid, but you will also need a mold remediation specialist to come take a look. You are far more likely to have to replace the flooring if this happens.

An expert may be able to determine whether the carpeting can be saved or not. You can also call the company to help you with the cleanup if you aren't comfortable handling it yourself. Always take care of the problem as quickly as possible to avoid any further issues from arising.

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