Thursday, August 14, 2014

Flooded Carpet? Don’t Let It Remain Wet for Long

You probably know that excess moisture can damage a carpet, but do you know what type of damage it does? When carpeting is left wet, it can lead to a condition called "carpet delamination," which means the carpet’s secondary backing has separated from its primary backing. Once a wall-to-wall carpet has been delaminated, you get a wrinkled carpet that can no longer be re-stretched and will have to be replaced soon.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Black Mold, Your Home, and You

A water-damaged home might have more problems than wet upholstery or woodwork. Indeed, black mold infestations are among the most dangerous after-effects of water damage, so after you’re done drying your carpet and throwing away other wet stuff, you should check out for these signs of mold: