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Can Water Damage Mitigation Restore a Chicago Living Room Carpet?

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

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Chicago SERVPRO Water Damage Mitigation Techs Clean and Dry Wet Residential Carpets

Chicago residents experiencing a water leak in their living room may be at a loss as to how to address it. Many pipe leaks happen suddenly and can go undetected for hours or even days after starting. However, fast-acting mitigation is necessary to keep water bills from increasing dramatically and prevent microbial growth.

Chicago water damage mitigation techs at SERVPRO use industrial-grade sanitation and restoration equipment and solutions to return properties to a pre-disaster state. This service can include cleaning, drying, and reinstalling wet carpets and pads.

SERVPRO’s In-Place Carpet Cleaning Process

Water cleanup techs can clean and dry carpet and pad without moving them in clean water incidents less than 72 hours old. This strategy allows for restoration with minimal disruption and moving of furniture or occupants’ schedules.

  • SERVPRO crew members extract water in 10’ x 10’ squares, starting with the center of the bedroom before removing moisture from the perimeter. Techs may temporarily move furniture depending on the extent and location of moisture
  • Technicians use truck-mounted extractors for saturated carpets to prevent further migration of water before switching to weighted extraction tools like rover vacuums
  • Techs can extract water from approximately 300 square feet in an hour on average
  • In-place drying of carpet and pad typically requires an air mover positioned every 50 to 60 square feet to coordinate with dehumidification units.

While this process allows SERVPRO to clean without moving carpet or pad, it is not always applicable to home water damage situations, and drying can take more time overall.

SERVPRO of Hyde Park / E. Bridgeport / Bronzeville can aid homeowners with “Like it never even happened,” quality mitigation when they call (312) 509-5000.

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