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The Water Restoration Process for Carpets in Queens Homes

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

Water Soaked Carpet Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood (718) 381-3702 to help with water restoration to your property.

Special Tools Are Needed for Water Removal and Cleanup for Carpets in Queens Residences

There are multiple pieces of equipment in our inventory specifically designed for removing standing water and trapped moisture from flooring materials. Carpets can require some of these designed tools. 

Eliminating Surface Pooling

First, when addressing water restoration in Queen's residences is eliminating surface water with extractors. There are several types for this like: 

  • Vacuums
  • Pumps
  • Drying Tools

We must also pull moisture from the carpet and pad with special carpet wands. These high-strength extensions extract the majority of trapped water. 

Weighted Extractors

We have many effective tools to overcome standing water and trapped moisture within the carpet materials. Weighted extractors use the physical weight of the restorer to push plates against the surface layer and padding. The process will squeeze water out as it presses firmly into the solid subflooring to an onboard vacuum. 

Floating the Carpet

Another effective solution for drying and restoring carpet and floors in the home is to place low-profile centrifugal air movers between the carpet and padding layers. The objective of this process is to dry both of these materials simultaneously. When effective, floating the carpet can make the difference in preventing the tear out and replacement of these flooring elements.

Is the Subflooring Damaged?

A question that must be asked when we get water restoration underway for homes and apartments in the city is whether the subflooring has become damaged or not. Many multi-story structures feature concrete subflooring, making the restoration process less complicated by removing standing water and preventing moisture migration to other areas. When an OSB board or plywood is the subflooring, these are more susceptible to absorption and saturation. These considerations must be made when drying the structure to prevent damp pockets from going unnoticed.

Carpets are a standard installation for homes and apartments, so it is a material that can become damaged when pipes leak or appliances malfunction. Give our SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood roster a call to help you mitigate loss and dry up the damage at (718) 381-3702.

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