Carpet Cleaning Milton Keynes a water damaged carpet
Little water quantities are used in cleaning carpets. However, water needs to be dried rather than be left on the carpet for a long time. Long exposure or frequent exposure to water damages carpets thus the need to keep carpets dry. There are instances however where water damages the carpet thus bringing in the need to repair the carpet to help it maintain a good shape. There are many methods to clean the water-damaged carpets. The type of water damage and the extent at which the water has damaged the carpet determines the method of Carpet Cleaning Milton Keynes that should be administered on the carpet. If the cause is a leak, measures should be put in place to correct the problem in order to prevent further occurrence of the damages.
The source of water that has caused water damage needs to be considered. Water damage on the floors that hold carpets in place can come from different places thus posing different health risks. Water leaks from water pipes are often considered clean and bacteria free thus making the damage sanitary. This type of damage needs Carpet Cleaning and repair if the damage was not very extensive. Water from the drains, toilets, and the sewer system however is identified as the source of unsanitary damages thus the need to replace the damaged carpet. Water damage from unsanitary water may be cleaned but if not expensively cleaned then pose as health hazards.
Carpet Cleaning Milton Keynes fixing a water damaged carpet
Removing excess water from the carpet is the first step that should be undertaken. Blotting and padding the carpet can be used. After the removal of excess water, the use of disinfectant solution to clean the carpet should be implemented. Doing a spot test first before making full use of the disinfectant cleaning will help determine if the disinfectant is safe for use on the carpet. With this done, the carpet should be put to dry. For a small area, the carpet can be lifted and a fan put in place to blow the carpet dry. For a large carpet, it should be removed for effective cleaning.
The use of a dehumidifier is another method to put to use when seeking to get rid of excess water and cleaning water damaged carper. The machine is designed to help by getting rid of humidity from the carpet. This water if left to stay for long on the carpet can be the source of mold in the home, which is a great health hazard. As the Carpet Cleaning Milton Keynes attempts are directed to dry the carpet, abstain from stepping on the carpet. This will prevent further staining on the carpet as well as the imprint of irregular print marks on the carpet. Removal of other components on the carpet too like furniture or other components standing on the carpet should be practiced.
After drying, the carpet will have acquired an uneven look. This brings in the need to have the carpet brushed to create an even look in the appearance of the carpets materials. Using a firm bristled brush will raise the fibers of the carpet to stand rather than flatten.
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