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Monday 1 July 2019

Toilet Flooded? Sarasota Carpet Wet? Don’t Use Your Standard ShopVac!

Posted by at 9:00 AM

Are you aware that we at Accutech perform general plumbing repairs and maintenance? It only makes sense. After all, many water damage problems occur as a result of leaky faucets and, the worst of all, overflowing toilets. While overflowing toilets are anything but uncommon, there are a few things you should know about cleanup and dry out after your carpet gets wet.

We mentioned a few posts back that it’s always a great idea to have emergency and contingency plans in place in the case of unsanitary flooding caused by a toilet. We mentioned that getting a good wet/dry vacuum is a great investment. It is. However, while using a standard wet dry vac on your Sarasota wet carpet is a fine temporary salve to dry out your home, it should not be all that you rely on for thorough water mitigation. Here’s why…

Unsanitary Flooding And Your Overflowing Toilet: Why A ShopVac Isn’t Ideal For Drying You Wet Carpet

There are two different kinds of flooding that can happen: sanitary and unsanitary. The two chief causes of unsanitary flooding come from storms that carry toxins and bacteria into your home. If you have been the victim of a flood, always consult the pros here at Accutech for thorough, professional dryout services.

When your toilet overflows, it obviously exposes you, your family and your home or other property to dangerous, health-threatening bacteria, and while a ShopVac is a fine way to immediately remove water, it isn’t good for making sure that your family is safe. Completely removing unsanitary water from your wet carpet often requires the knowledge and equipment like we have here at Accutech. You don’t want to put your family’s or your employee’s health at risk. In the case of the latter, it could leave you vulnerable to lawsuits. For the former, you obviously don’t want to make anyone sick because of filthy flooding.

Identifying Unsanitary Flooding

You can identify unsanitary floods by simply looking at the water. Is it black or gray? Does it smell? If so, it’s a health risk. The good news is that you may not have to replace the carpet. At Accutech, we use the most advanced equipment on the market to make sure your wet carpet gets 100 percent dry, and we monitor it for days to ensure that it stays that way. When you hire us, you’re not just hiring the best water removal specialists in Sarasota, Bradenton and surrounding areas, you’re affordably paying for peace of mind.

A standard ShopVac will not give you the kind of certainty that we offer at Accutech. It will not ensure that you are bacteria-free. Without access to various types of moisture meters, you can’t know for sure that your home is dry. Without the full knowledge that your Sarasota wet carpet is totally dry, you can’t be sure that your family is safe. Plus, you can’t be sure that you aren’t creating a lab for mold growth.

  • Unsanitary flooding demands nothing less than fast, professional dryout services.

Don’t Risk Your Wet Carpets To ShopVacs – Contact Accutech!

Have questions about drying your wet carpet? Contact us! And please take a few minutes to browse our website and check out our customer testimonials, too. You’ll find out why we are Sarasota’s preferred water damage company.