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How Can Trapped Water in Carpets of Teaneck Homes Get Removed?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

carpet and subfloor damaged by water Carpet removal from water damage is a job for SERVPRO. We will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call.

We have advanced water removal services and strategies to protect installed building materials in Teaneck properties. 

Carpets are a common building material in Teaneck modern homes, making it one of the heavily impacted flooring types after water damage incidents. With how quickly carpets can absorb standing water, we must implement water removal services and flood restoration practices as soon as possible. Our experienced roster of water restoration professionals can help with:

How Likely is Water Damage to Carpets in Teaneck Homes? 

Once the water begins to move throughout the property, water damage in Teaneck homes can be widespread and challenging. Carpets can be especially affected by saturation and absorption, due to their porous and fibrous materials. Once carpets absorb water spreading throughout the property, it can be a challenge to remove. Moisture migrates beyond the surface layer of the rug to the underlying subflooring and padding, making extraction and drying difficult to address without some degree of material removal and reinstallation. After burst pipes or ceiling leaks, the possibilities of carpet damage are high.

What Water Removal Tools Can Pull Trapped Moisture from Carpet Fibers?

Water can become quickly trapped inside carpet fibers, migrating into the underlying subflooring materials without immediate extraction. Water removal services can help address these concerns promptly, implementing multiple specialty extraction devices intended for this type of flooring and eliminating moisture trapped inside. Before some of these specialty tools can get used to remove trapped water, any pooling or surface standing water concerns must get addressed first. Surface extraction often involves submersible pumps and wet vacuums, paving the way for our specialty water removal equipment to follow after, including:

  • Weighted extractors
  • Carpet wands
  • Ride-on extraction units

Can Specialty Drying Tools Help Eliminate Moisture Concerns? 

There are specific drying practices used to address the moisture trapped between the surface layer of carpeted floors and the padding directly underneath. To prevent moisture damage to subflooring materials that might ultimately require tear-out and reconstruction, the carpet itself is unattached to allow drying tools to be placed between this top layer and the padding. Low-profile centrifugal air movers can blast warm, dry air in between these materials in a process known as floating the carpet. When successful, this effort can preserve all impacted materials.

Is Flooring Removal Necessary After Water Damage? 

While it is an outcome our SERVPRO team attempts to avoid, prolonged moisture exposure to carpet materials and these flooring systems can sometimes require controlled demolition, uninstallation, and replacement. With a general contractor license, we can provide these services and save customers money.

However water damage might impact your home or business, we are leading restoration experts in the area ready to help. You can count on the fast and knowledgeable response of our SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood team. Give us a call today at (201) 266-0482.

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