Water is the source of life. But when it comes to your carpets, water can damage them to the point beyond repair. A little amount of water from a clean source that can be identified within a short period of time can be cleaned without a problem. But if water is left with no treatment then your carpets might be subject to mold that will not only cause an unpleasant smell but can also damage the back lining of your carpets so that you have to replace it.
Calling a professional to help with cleaning water damage will depend on the cleanliness of the water source and how soaked up your carpets and rugs are. If the water comes from a dirty or contaminated source, it might contain organisms that can cause a lot of health problems.
Different types of water contamination
Water can be classified into three categories. White water is clean water that comes from a broken water pipe. Gray water might contain some chemicals from a washing machine or an aquarium. Black water is the most dangerous kind of all. This is heavily contaminated and will cause a lot of damage to your carpets and rugs. This will include flooding from seawater or rivers. Gray water and black water are better left to the professionals while white water can be handled at home if you can identify and fix the source within the first 48 hours.
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