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Carpets Require Special Care after Water Damage happens in Your Home in Los Gatos

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage in your home can leave your family in devastation. No worries SERVPRO has you covered.

Let SERVPRO save your home from water damage. 

When a pipe bursts in your Los Gatos home while you are away at work, thousands of gallons of water can end up all over the place, affecting flooring of all types. Carpeting poses special issues because of the size and weight involved. Different flooring materials, like tile, quickly break down into smaller pieces when saturated.

When your home's pipe break and flood your Los Gatos house, water damage begins ruining things immediately. Some items, like concrete and denser woods, can sustain more prolonged periods of contact with water than others before showing signs of destruction and other changes. SERVPRO's professionals can discuss these factors with you and help you decide which options seem best-suited for your particular situation.

SERVPRO sends out employees certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to stop the damage from becoming more widespread and affecting other areas of your property. Our employees arrive ready to do this and also to repair and restore affected areas, making your home “Like it never even happened” quickly and efficiently.

Thinner carpets dry faster and often do not require elevating or 'floating' to allow for our specialists to dry the sub-floor. The density, thickness, and composition of the pad can affect the rate at which the floor below can dry out, however, making the floating of some thinner carpets a necessity. Raising the carpet allows our air movers to push air into the area and circulate dry air into the damp cavity formed between the carpet and the floor.

When water remains on a floor for a day or two, this can cause our categorization of otherwise clean water to shift towards gray water. When this happens, we need to remove the padding and install new materials for you. Doing so prevents microbial growth, and in many cases, can provide you with significant savings.

SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno has qualified professionals and specialists ready, 24/7, every day of the year, to serve our communities in Lexington Hills, San Jose, and Campbell. To stop water damage and protect your carpets and other floorings, call us at (408) 600-2020.

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