There are many common misconceptions about wet carpet water damage. Fortunately, the water removal experts of Accutech have the knowledge, skills and experience to dispel these myths
Myth #1—Wet Carpets Will Dry On Their Own
While wet carpets may eventually dry on their own, allowing carpets to remain wet is a huge mistake. Carpets will likely suffer mold and bacteria growth and odors. Plus, water will spread beyond the carpet to floors and walls causing further damage. For wet carpets, you should always get a professional water removal service to prevent wet carpet water damage.
Myth #2—Wet Carpets Must Be Thrown Out
Many believe that once a carpet becomes wet, it must be ripped up and thrown out. This is not true! If you call Accutech as soon as your carpet becomes wet, we can be there within 1 hour to dry up the water and save your carpet. It may even possible to salvage the padding too. We use the most advanced water removal equipment to dry out your carpets and prevent wet carpet water damage.
Myth #3—Wet Carpets Always Develop Mold
Mold loves wet carpet and can begin to grow within 24–48 hours if carpet is left wet. However, you can prevent mold by getting a professional water removal treatment immediately after carpets become wet. Call Accutech as soon as possible to get carpets dry and prevent mold from growing in the first place.
Myth #4—Wet Carpets Cannot Be Fully Dried
Some think that once a carpet is wet, it cannot be fully dried. Fortunately, this is not true. Thanks to our combination of high-tech water removal methods—including three advanced moisture meters—we can effectively remove all moisture from your carpet, preventing wet carpet water damage.
Myth #5—Water Damage is Limited to Carpets
Unfortunately, wet carpet water damage isn’t limited to just carpets. Excess water can quickly and easily spread to other parts of your home or business, causing damage to floors and walls. That’s why it’s more important than ever to deal with wet carpets as soon as they happen. You’ll not only be saving your carpets; you’ll be preventing the damage from spreading.