Science of Drying Structures

Sometimes people believe that when flood water gets into their carpet, all that’s needed is for the carpet to be cleaned, thinking that the flood water will be pulled up by the carpet cleaning wand. While in some cases this can be true, most of the time a carpet has an underpad beneath it that acts like a big sponge, holding onto the water and necessitating a more thorough approach to ensure drying.

  • Flood clean-Up
  • Water extraction from flooring
  • Carpet and pad removal
  • Carpet drying on location and in our cleaning plant
  • Infrared camera inspections for wet walls and structure
  • Specialized instrument inspection of wet walls and floors
  • Structural drying of sub-floors and walls
  • Anti-fungal/anti-microbial application where needed


Sometimes people believe that when flood water gets into their carpet, all that’s needed is for the carpet to be cleaned, thinking that the flood water will be pulled up by the carpet cleaning wand. While in some cases this can be true, most of the time a carpet has an underpad beneath it that acts like a big sponge, holding onto the water and necessitating a more thorough approach to ensure drying.

 

Our owner and manager, Paolo Mancuso, has extensive training and experience in helping you should you have a flood in your home or business. Not only can we extract the water from your wet carpet, we can also dry the carpet and the floor beneath it, instrument checks the wet walls that might surround it, and treat all the surfaces for bacterial or fungus contamination, if needed. And, if the water that came into your home or business was heavily contaminated, we can remove the affected carpet and underpad, and disinfect the various surfaces for you.

 

Because moulds love moist environments, it’s important to dry the various parts of the room, such as the carpet, the subfloor or cement floor, and even the walls, to protect your health. Carpets and underpad contain mould inhibitors which protect them for a short while from mould growth, but the drywall and baseboard that might be alongside the carpet have no such inhibitors, and also just happen to provide a good food source for moulds. That’s why we encourage anyone who has had water get into their home or business to carefully and professionally examine all the possible surfaces that might have been affected, and ensure all of them are properly attended to. Contact us now for more information.