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4 Ways to Prevent Carpet Mold

After water damage occurs, it doesn’t take long before harmful mold begins to grow in your home's carpeting. Avoid carpet mold with these four helpful tips. Contact our Clearwater FL water damage remediation company for more information.

Remove Water Quickly

The key to avoiding mold growing in your carpet is to react quickly. As soon as water damage occurs, contact a professional. A professional home restoration company will know how to effectively and efficiently remove water and prevent mold growth.

Use a wet/dry vacuum

For immediate cleanup, and to help with the drying process, use a wet/dry vacuum to clean up the initial water. You can access these types of machines through your local remediation company.

Use a Dehumidifier

A dehumidifier removes excessive moisture in a room. This essentially limits mold and mildew growth. Dehumidifier equipment helps dry out the air and the ground, speeding up the drying time for your damaged floors.

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After you remove the initial water, steam clean your floors in order to properly sanitize them. However, after the carpet is exposed to water, carpet padding needs to be replaced. Keep in mind that replacing just carpet padding is much more cost effective than having to re-carpet your whole home.

Clearwater FL Water Damage Remediation

Most importantly make sure you reach out to us at FP Property Restoration. We will work with you and your insurance company to make sure the cleanup process of your property goes as quickly, and smoothly, as possible. Contact us today to learn more. 

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