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How Can Your Carpet be Harmed in a Bearden Flood

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Flood Damage Restoration in Bearden

Fast SERVPRO Flood Damage Remediation Can Often Salvage Carpeting

When storms cause flood damage in Bearden, many local homes can see extensive damage happen to their carpeting and floor materials. Carpeting is especially vulnerable to the effects of flooding, as it can be damaged in multiple ways and be challenging to repair or replace after the flood has passed through. Here are three of the most common and severe ways that carpeting in your home could be damaged in a flood.
Warping and Stretching
Carpet, like other fabrics, can be prone to warping, stretching, and permanent malformation as a result of flood damage in Bearden. When materials like carpeting absorb water, they expand, and once the water dries up, these materials shrink back to proportions smaller than or unlike their original shape. This process can lead to carpeting that does not adequately cover floor space, rips, and tears as a result of too much pull against tack strips, and can leave the material with a dry, brittle texture. SERVPRO technicians can sometimes treat carpeting to help get it back to regular shape, but in other cases, damage may be extensive enough to warrant replacement.
Tears, Cuts, and Rips
Storm floods come in from the exterior, meaning they often carry in debris or break objects within the home. As these objects come into contact with carpeting in your home, they can rip apart the material from above, tearing off chunks or exposing gashes in your flooring material. We specialize in imperceptible spot replacements to replace as little of the carpeting as possible if these cuts are isolated. The volume of flood waters, degree of contamination, and condition of the padding all come into play when deciding whether to trash the floor covering and start anew.
Calling SERVPRO immediately after the flood is crucial if you wish to possibly salvage your carpet and avoid the effects of mold growth. Mold can grow fast in the aftermath of a flood, and no place makes a better home than your soft, inviting rugs. We respond quickly to put in place preventative measures against mold growth and stop this type of damage from ever entering your home. Removal of moisture and the application of an antimicrobial agent can be the solution.
SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville is ready 24/7 to respond to your call for help. If your home has been damaged in a flood, call us at (865) 862-8907.

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