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Help! Flooded carpets!

Have you walked into your home or office and found a great big puddle of water from a busted pipe? Don't panic but quick action is your best chance of preventing a permanent water stains or worse, permanent damage to your carpets.

The first thing you need to do is call a professional carpet cleaner to come and extract the water from your carpet. While your waiting try and sop up as much moisture as you can with towels or cloths. You won't be able to get all of the water because it's likely soaked through to the underlay but getting as much out as possible before the professionals arrive is a great start, especially if it's going to be a couple of hours until they can get to you.

Once a professional carpet cleaner is on site they will set about extracting the water with their industrial machines and will at this point assess the level of damage that's been done during the flood.

Once the water has been extracted the technician will then usually leave a blower or air mover to help the carpet dry as quickly as possible and then book in to see you again in a few days once the carpet has dried.

During the second visit it's not unusual to need a full carpet clean as the carpet has brown water stains on it or has an unpleasant odour. Browning is very common after flood damage even when the carpet is dry. Due to the natural movement of moisture during the drying process, the dirt and dust that had been sitting at the base of the carpet pile is being "wicked" up to the surface causing the brown stains you usually see after a flood.

During your carpet clean our professional and highly trained technician will remove all the dirt and soil that is sitting in your carpet fibers. Whether they had been placed there by the flood water or pre-existing in the fibers before the flood. This clean will also remove the unpleasant odour that usually follows water damaged carpet.

So if you have found some water damage by a leaking pipe or recent storm, call Results Home Services on 3823 2500 and we will do everything we can to get a technician to you within hours of your call.

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