My carpet got very wet during a recent storm and flood. What should I do to fix it?
The carpet can be saved in most instances, as long as it is dealt with quickly and it hasn’t become contaminated with sewage. You should get some professional dryers set up and working within 12 to 24 hours. A professional is recommended, especially when lifting the carpet, but not totally necessary. The carpet, underlay and sub floor needs to be completely dried within the 24 hour time frame to prevent mould. If the carpet is contaminated, we recommend you do not try to restore the carpet. Please ensure you dispose of it thoughtfully. If you have any questions, please contact us.
What carpets won’t get mouldy?
Generally, carpets can all get mouldy if in an area with moisture or if water damaged. We recommend a natural fibre such as wool and if kept clean and dry, there shouldn’t be a mould issue.
What type of carpet underlay should I get?
Don’t spend all your money on carpeting and neglect the underlay. You should consider the amount of traffic the carpet will have; the area it is being used in and even whether it is for an investment property or your home. You also need to consider if you have under-floor heating. We can advise you personally on the best underlay based for your needs.
I have dust allergies, will carpet affect my allergies?
Allergy sufferers should vacuum their carpet at least twice a week and look at having their carpet professional cleaned to the specifications of the manufacturer at least every 12-18 months. A good vacuum is highly recommended.
Is there allergy free carpet?
There are currently no allergy free carpets on the market. We recommend regular vacuuming and professional cleaning