While water damage
may require professional repairs or rehabilitation, and the potential for mold can render some carpets non salvageable, there are some cleaning and rejuvenation steps homeowners can take on their own. Floodwater, water damage or sewer backups can destroy a home’s foundation, create a toxic bio hazard and impact a home’s resale value for many years.
While carpeting materiel can be like a sponge following a few steps will help to clean it. Make sure to use anti-microbial cleaning agent when cleaning and place circulating fans around the home, which will allow for rapid drying. As the carpet is drying, clean the carpet using a professional strength carpet steam cleaner. Your carpet will probably need several cleanings before it’s safe to walk on barefoot. This will help destroy any microbes in the carpet from floodwater, and will help eliminate odors.
Make sure to check for mold growth on your carpet and if you see any, It’s to to get new carpets.