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Can Water Get Safely Extracted From Area Rugs in My Plantation Building?

5/10/2020 (Permalink)

bucket collecting dripping water Water damage can cause an unfortunate setback to your business. If this happens make sure to contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Techs Have the Equipment and Training to Restore All Types of Rugs and Carpet in Plantation Properties

When a local area rug store had an overnight pipe break, the result was a lot of rugs made from many different fiber types that needed cleaning and drying. Wool fibers react badly to lengthy water exposure, so cleanup efforts must begin quickly to lessen the loss. 

Can Area Rugs With Commercial Water Damage Get Restored?

Understanding the makeup of the rugs goes a long way towards determining if an area rug has the potential for restoration from commercial water damage in a Plantation store. Signs moisture got left behind in a rug include: 

  • Musty odors
  • Water spots, dye bleed or discolorations
  • Separating of the backing in severe cases

What Can Go Wrong with Water Loss on an Area Rug?

In short, a lot of incorrect cleaners and methods get used. Poor outcomes can range from shrinkage to bleeding to the destruction of the fibers. There is not a single way to restore an area rug with water loss. SERVPRO techs test the fibers to determine first what materials are present from to choose the correct restoration procedures which can include any or all of the following: 

  • Water removal using weighted extractor head
  • "Browning" or resetting the fibers to get rid of water spots
  • Using professional drying equipment and methods such as tenting
  • Steam cleaning and deodorizing carpet when appropriate

The fast action by the technicians can make the difference between area rugs that get returned to their preloss condition, and rugs that are a loss from due to water. The fast move out of existing stock and cleanup of any rugs with water absorption assist in helping the rug store retain their investment in their product.

SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South at (954) 776-2000 is ready 24/7 to assist local businesses with cleanup and restoration from commercial water damage of any size.

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