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Carpet, Can it be saved in water damage?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A carpet in a water damage with seperation This is an example of separation of the carpet backing making it difficult to property re-attach after drying.

A frequent question asked among the customer who experience water damage is can the carpet be saved? When the technician inspects the site they will evaluate several factors to judge all the materials restorability. 

  • How many days/hours has the water been in contact with the material? 
  • Is the water contaminated such as sewage? 
  • Is there mold growth in the area? 
  • Is the carpet showing signs of wear where will prohibit it to be re-attached after drying? 

Upon these items being investigated the tech will document the necessary items of concern and discuss with insurance when needed to follow the specific insurance guidelines. 

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