Water Damage Restoration & Repair Professionals
Flood and Water Damage Repair
First of all, you should know that most area rugs and carpets can be salvaged after a water damage situation. Replacement is only necessary for certain types of water damage. Absolute Carpet Care services homes in Fairfax, Arlington, Washington D.C., and all around Northern Virginia. We provide on-call services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for water damage emergencies. We put a priority on water damage situations to prevent mold and mildew problems as well as structural damage to your home. Absolute Carpet Care is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration Certification (I.I.C.R.C.) and follows the guidelines set to ensure each situation is dealt with appropriately. The I.I.C.R.C. is basically college for carpet cleaning. Our service professionals can identify the best cleaning methods and solutions for homeowners based on knowledge and expertise.
It is important to assess your water damage situation immediately. If your home has water damage due to flooding, plumbing or roofing leaks, overflow from sinks/bathtub, or even high humidity, mildew and mold will begin to develop within 24-48 hours of water exposure.
5 Steps to Preventing Further Water Damage
- The first thing you should always do in a water damage situation is to stop the source of water from coming in. Once the source of water is stopped we can begin to contain the damage.
- Secondly, extract the carpet and padding as thoroughly as possible into our recovery tank in our truck mount. If necessary, we will remove padding and tack strip.
- Thirdly, treat all contaminated areas with an Antimicrobial. This topical treatment will prevent mold and mildew from growing and halt any growth that may have already started.
- We then leave commercial air-movers and commercial dehumidifiers to dry the affected area. Equipment should always be left running for a minimum of 3 days to ensure proper drying. Sometimes the carpet may feel dry in less than 3 days but the baseboards and drywall may still be retaining some moisture.
- After this visit, our office will contact you the following business day to schedule an appointment to re-install new padding and re-install the carpet. We will also pick up the drying equipment and clean the affected areas that got wet during the water damage.
When it comes to fine area rugs or oriental rugs, don’t settle for anything less than a professional rug cleaner. At Absolute Carpet Care, we know that every area rug cleaning situation is different. We service specialty, Oriental, and Turkish rugs of varying fabrics and fibers including wool, cotton, and silk, as well as a variety of synthetics, such as fringed synthetics, bound synthetics, and braided rugs. That’s why we are sure to conduct a thorough analysis before we begin the process of restoration and repair. Due to the complexity of the cleaning process, most rugs must be brought off-site for cleaning. The process from pick up to delivery generally takes 10 to 14 business days. Certain synthetic rugs, however, can be cleaned on-site.
Water Damage Testimonials
“We truly appreciated the speed in which you helped us on the day our water heater gave out! Since I only associated your company with cleaning only, I am sorry to admit I was a bit slow to call and ask if you did “water damage” work. You responded as fast as was possible that day, and did a tremendous job! I was so impressed. There was furniture to move,(some heavy old antiques), wet carpets and padding to clean up, fans set to dry up the moisture, and then come back in three days and finish the job. We were so pleased that I’ve been singing your praises ever since. My neighbors and friends have horror stories to tell of their water damage cleanup, and they listen closely as I tell them about Absolute Carpet, I tell them I’d never have anyone else! We just can’t thank you enough!”
-C. Sheffler, Springfield, VA