Being one of the wettest states in Australia, Victoria receives higher than average rainfall, which makes every home at risk of flood damage. Carpets not only get wet by floods but it also can get flooded by a burst pipe, sewage backflow, bath overflow, washing machine and dishwasher leak.
If your home gets flooded with water, there are chances of secondary damage such as mould and mildew growth because of favourable temperature and moisture conditions.
Flood water contains harmful microorganisms and viruses that can create a severe health risk. Even when the contaminated flood water recedes, the residue includes the bacteria that can infect the surrounding content to make the condition more serious.
Call our flood damage restoration professionals who are experts in restoring your flooded carpet and structure throughout Victoria. Our skilled restorers follow the procedure
Define the scope of works to dry wet carpet and structure
1. Eliminate safety hazards
The first step we take is to identify and assist where possible in eliminating safety and health hazards. We check any electrical hazard, slipping, tripping, any unstable construction and advise you accordingly.
2. We remove any furniture if necessary
Furniture may need to be removed to prevent any secondary damage like stains, splitting and swelling.
3. Check the extent of the flood damage
We check the extent of the water damage to your carpet, underlay and structure by using moisture sensor, moisture meter, hygrometer, and thermal imaging camera, and many more.
We also check your other content like picture frames, paintings, books, and anything that is hygroscopic, which quickly and easily get affected in high humidity.
5. Water Extraction
We use commercial water extraction equipment to extract excess water from the carpet and underlay. We lift the carpet and check underlay and subfloor. Our flood damage restorers will remove underlay if it is damaged.
6. Anti-microbial Treatment
We apply anti-microbial sanitiser and deodoriser to ensure a safer environment for all people on site. We also use bio-side sanitiser and mould control to prevent the spread of mould spores.
7. Moisture Mapping
Evaporation is the most important part of the flood damage carpet drying process. The rate of evaporation is determined by temperature, humidity and air movement. Upon physical removal of surface water from the carpet and underlay, we set up a balanced drying system to speed up the drying by using industrial air movers and dehumidifiers.Air mover moves water molecules faster from carpet, underlay and structure into the air and dehumidifier remove that moisture from the air. We use a psychrometric chart to determine the thermodynamic properties of the moisture.
This process simplifies to understand the levels of temperature and humidity required to dry materials faster and more thoroughly. It is an effective dehumidification method.
From the beginning of the flooded carpet drying process, we continuously monitor and keep an eye on the complete flood restoration progress. We keep running on the specialised equipment at your premises to dry the wet carpet, contents and structure.
Our flood damage restoration experts return at regular intervals to take humidity and moisture readings to ensure the drying goal is on the correct path.
9. Carpet restretching
If we lift the carpet, we relay it back.
10. Carpet cleaning
Once the carpet is dried, our wet carpet cleaners will steam clean all carpets along with anti-microbial sanitiser to kill remaining bacteria. The browning treatment will be applied, if necessary, to the stains on the carpet to avoid browning of the carpet fibres.
11. Final reporting for insurance claims
Once the flood damage restoration is complete, we will justify our concluded work for your insurance claims.
We are a preferred choice for flood damage restoration Victoria wide. Call our flooded carpet cleaning experts on 041 391 7966 to book emergency flood restoration service in Victoria.
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