Natural flooding or water plumbing leaks can ruin your day, but you don’t have to let it take a hold of your home. Even the smallest amount of water seepage can grow mold and contribute to irreversible damage if neglected. Carpets and carpet padding are very susceptible to mold growth due to the porous nature of the material. The sooner you tend to the water, the better off you will be and potentially save your home. Mold can be a serious health risk. Symptoms include that of hay fever, asthma, and allergies.

Leading Carpet Cleaning would like to offer some tips to prevent the water mess after a flood from becoming a mold problem.

1. Using a dry/wet vacuum can suck up a fair amount of water. If you do not own one, they are relatively easy to rent. Make sure to follow manufacturer directions for dealing with water. A smarter option is to hire a water damage restoration company like Leading Carpet Cleaning who are experienced in dealing with water emergencies.
2. If the room is equipped with a ceiling fan, utilize the top settings. Also set up as many fans as you can conjure to help dry out the remaining moisture quickly. Open the windows for better air flow. If you have no fans available, some local home improvement stores offer high powered fans for rent. Investing in a high powered fan would be better than purchasing a bunch of small ones.
3. Switching on a dehumidifier is another source for speeding up the drying process.
4. Steam cleaning carpets is a great way to sanitize and deodorize carpets that have been hit with water flooding. Another easily rented machine, be sure to use manufacturer’s instructions, and only use detergents recommended. Again, a smarter option is to hire a professional carpet cleaning company like Leading Carpet Cleaning who know the exact amount of chemicals to use as well as the correct methods and protocols.
5. Baseboards and are often overlooked in water damage incidents, and that’s where the mold can breed and fester. Clean both a mixture of warm soapy water, and wipe down the surfaces thoroughly. Follow with 1 and 1/2 cups of bleach in a gallon of water and sanitize the walls and floor boards. Immediately dry with a clean, dry towel. When handling bleach, always practice safety habits. Wear rubber gloves and if you are sensitive to the smell, use a mask and perhaps safety goggles for the more sensitive individual.
6. Be sure to inspect the furniture and under rugs for any other water damage and be sure to deal with any you may find immediately.

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Not everyone is equipped to handle water damage that may inflict a home. Many invest in renting machines in cleaning up the mess and hoping they were able to neutralize any mold growth. Investing in hiring an expert from Leading Carpet Cleaning can guarantee proper clean up and mold prevention. With our use of state of the art equipment and commercial strength detergents, home floods are easily dealt with.