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Can Los Gatos Water Removal Services Save Your Carpet After Emergency Water Damage?
The last thing anybody wants to come home to is a water-damaged house. Whether the damage comes from a leaky appliance or a hidden plumbing issue, water can spread quickly throughout your home, damaging the floors and carpets. SERVPRO responds to areas of carpet damage immediately, because without fast action it is less likely to be salvageable.
Carpet With No Pads
Also known as glue-down carpet, carpet with no pads is all surface and no depth. Our water removal services in Los Gatos address carpet damage with the use of specialized equipment. Light wands extract water from the surface, getting rid of pooled or residual moisture. Without a pad, the carpet is not as susceptible to sustaining permanent damage. In most cases, light wands are used with portable extraction units to make sure the water is removed efficiently.
Carpet With Pads
Professional-grade carpets need additional attention. SERVPRO technicians must pull up the carpeting and padding to see how deeply it has been affected by water. Moisture easily seeps down to the lowest levels of the carpet, causing damage over time. Light wands are not enough to extract water from a pad; instead, vacuum systems and deep extraction tools are employed, using motors and pumps to effectively remove what has deeply penetrated the material.
Types of Water
The potential to save your carpet relies heavily on the type of water that damaged it. There are three major categories of water damage: White Water, Gray Water, and Black Water. White Water is clean and uncontaminated, and can be removed from carpets safely. Gray Water is likely to be contaminated with elements such as dirt or urine. This can be effectively removed from carpets, but additional steps might need to be taken to sanitize the area before it is safe to be a part of the home again. Black Water is completely contaminated by fecal matter and hazardous materials. Carpet that has been damaged by Black Water must be removed completely and cannot be salvaged.
Do not let your carpet stay wet for too long. Depending on the type of water, our technicians can employ various techniques to restore your carpet back to its pre-damaged state. Contact SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno at (408) 600-2020 for expert water removal and restoration services.
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