Is it Worth it to Hire Someone to Dry a Wet Carpet; Well, that Depends
An important question to ponder, particularly if you’ve experienced the challenges of drying a wet carpet yourself. DIY demands time and effort while hiring help incurs costs. The key is finding the right balance.
1. Water Source: If the water source is sanitary, like rainwater or pipe leaks, you may attempt the restoration yourself. However, if the water is unsanitary, from sources like overflowing toilets or groundwater, it’s best to consult a professional. They can assess the damage and determine if the carpet is salvageable. Professionals also possess the necessary equipment for handling such water damage effectively.
2. Duration of Exposure: Even if the water source is sanitary, prolonged exposure to moisture can lead to mould and bacteria growth. In such cases, hiring a professional is advisable as they have specialized products, expertise, and equipment to ensure thorough drying and prevent mould and bacteria issues.
3. Coverage Area: Managing small leaks or spills in a limited area is a task you can handle without professional assistance, provided the water source is sanitary, and the carpet hasn’t been soaked for an extended period. However, for larger areas of water damage, it’s worth hiring a professional. Not only does this save time, but it also ensures comprehensive drying, minimizing the risk of missing spots due to the extensive area.
Consider these factors when your carpet becomes wet to determine whether it’s a manageable DIY task or if professional help is the best course of action. Investing in professional assistance now can save you from the expense of carpet replacement down the road.
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