Do Your Carpets or Rugs Show Signs of Damp? Here’s What to Do.

Do Your Carpets or Rugs Show Signs of Damp? Here’s What to Do.

Have you been having trouble with damp carpets in your home? Damp carpets and rugs can lead to all sorts of issues like mould spores and damp musty smells, so it’s something that needs to be taken seriously. Never fear, the team at Water Damage Specialist can help.

Floor coverings can become damp for many different reasons. These include the aftereffects of flooding, leaks, and pet urine.

Flooded and Wet Home FloorsWhen it comes to identifying the cause of the damp, your nose is often your best guide. Pet urine has a distinctive odour that’s very unpleasant while mould causes a dank, musty, unhealthy stench. Moreover, pet urine tends to cause discolouration while mould growth may be visible on the surface of your carpets.

Each type of dampness has its own specific solution and you need to act fast to render your home healthy and to salvage your carpets. If you value your carpets and the quality of your home environment, you’ll want to call the crew at Water Damage Specialist.

Flooding Aftermath

One common reason for dampness is that your home may have been flooded and not properly dried out. Flood restoration is a specialised job that has to be carried out by experts who can ensure that every last patch of your carpets and floors is totally free from moisture.

If you try to do it yourself, you may neglect dealing with areas such as the carpet padding and the result is often lingering dampness. If you suspect this is the case, call in flood restoration experts immediately. Otherwise, your carpets could be permanently ruined.

Leaks and Seepage

Another cause is leaking from pipes, or faulty washing machines or dishwashers. Other common causes of leaks include defective damp proofing, or moisture rising from below. In such cases, you’ll need to deal with the structural defects causing the problem first. Then you can use the services of a water damage expert to thoroughly dry the carpets and various areas inside your home. We’re proud to offer rapid service throughout Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and many surrounding areas and are only ever a phone call away.

Animal Mishaps

If you spot a damp patch on your carpets accompanied by a sharp acidic odour, the cause is probably cat or dog urine. You can try cleaning this with special agents and cleaning solutions but be sure it’s suitable for your carpet. Using the wrong cleaner can cause irreparable damage.

If you suspect your carpets are damp, you need professional water damage restoration. Our team are available 24 hours a day and will be happy to assist with any queries.

Kaylyn Tanner

About Kaylyn Tanner

Kaylyn is part of the Water Damage Specialist website content crew. She loves sharing her knowledge with others to help make the flood cleanup process as easy as possible.
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