Dos and Don'ts for Flooded Carpet

December 7th, 2009

  • Do remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting. Wipe water from wood furniture.
  • Do remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying. (Check for bleeding color.)
  • Do place aluminum foil, saucers, or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.
  • Do turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer; open windows in winter.
  • Do remove Oriental and colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpet.
  • Do punch small holes in sagging ceilings to relieve trapped water (place pans underneath). If possible, stay out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or colored items on wet carpets and flooring.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use TVs or other electric appliances while standing on wet carpet or floors, especially not wet concrete floors.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fan if ceiling is wet.

Flooded Carpet – Q & A

November 6th, 2009

Q: How do I know when I need professional help?
A: If more than several towels and a mop are needed, consider calling us.

Washer and refrigerator water lines can break at any time, leaving you with a mess. Burggraf Disaster Restoration is ready 24/7 to help you clean it up.

Q: What is secondary damage?
A: Damage to materials or contents from indirect or prolonged exposure to liquid contaminants; e.g. migrating or absorbed moisture or humidity, mold grown, acid residue discoloration, etc.

When Burggraf’s disaster response team arrives, we immediately move your contents from the affected areas to reduce secondary damage.

Our skilled professionals walk you through the drying process and show you how we will be restoring your home or business.