Twenty-four hours… the amount of time you have to begin repairing your carpet water damage or mold. If the twenty-four hour marker has passed, the faster you begin the better.
Once you have discovered that you have carpet damage or mold the first thing you want to do is to discard and replace anything that is heavily damaged. By discarding carpet that is soaked through you are leaving less of an opportunity for mold to spread.
Mold thrives on areas that are dark and damp so drying is the next key step. By placing your furniture, mats, books and other possessions effected by the water in a dry open air space you will stop the damage from spreading.
The use of industrial fans can be a great help by accelerating the drying process.
Remember, it’s possible that mold can be dangerous to your health, so when dealing with mold clean up make sure to be wearing the correct safety gear (gloves, boots, and in more extreme cases, masks).
If you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of water and mold damage to your home or office there is always help. Clean Earth Restorations is available twenty-four hours a day seven days a week with professionals that have the experience to help you.