Flooded Carpet, Staten Island, New York
If you’re in Staten Island and dealing with soaked carpets, call Joe Kielbasa’s Flood Service. We can be there within an hour 24/7 so that odors, mold, mildew, and bacteria don’t get a chance to get growing.
We’ve been in business for over 30 years taking care of wet carpet and pad problems in Staten Island from Annadale to Woodrow.
Family owned and operated, you and your carpets will receive personal attention starting with a free estimate. If water damage is the result of a plumbing or roof leak, it may be covered by your homeowner policy. If the water source was natural you may have coverage through a specific flood damage policy. We’ll be happy to help you decipher your insurance policy and work directly with your insurance company. But don’t forget to call us first, whereas a inaccurate or incorrect statement made on what, where, when and how the flood damage water damage occurred could make the difference on being covered or denied.
If you have a carpet that has been flooded, Joe Kielbasa’s Flood Service can help!
When dealing with flooded carpets and padding Joe Kielbasa’s Flood Service can get the water out, FAST, with our specialized water removal, water extraction equipment and dry out your flooded carpet and padding with our high powered, high speed carpet dryers and dehumidifiers in no time flat.
Ensure you’re not letting your flooded carpet stay wet for long otherwise you could have numerous other problems including mold and mildew.
Keep in mind that nearly any type of insurance coverage in Staten Island will decline claims for mold growth if you didn’t take prompt and professional action to fully remove as much water as possible.
Time is of the essence. All sorts of microbes can get growing in as little as 12 hours and even trapped moisture under carpet and padding can damage sub-floors and other part of your home or building if it remains for only a few days.
It doesn’t matter if your carpet got flooded from a broken, frozen pipe, toilet, sump pump backup or overflow, sink or tub overflow, leaking refrigerator water/ice maker, washing machine, water heater, heating system humidifier, air conditioning condensation unit or dishwasher.
Call us 24 hours a day for immediate service.
Staten Island Wet Carpet Problems
Carpet and padding underneath can absorb and hold huge amounts of water. And that water will quickly penetrate into the subfloor and wick up the walls. It’s critical to remove all water from the carpet and then all excess moisture from building.
Mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses and other microbes often get established and spread within 24 hours, posing health hazards and damaging carpet and padding.
Mold and related problems don’t need light to develop, the worst problem could be in the padding, subfloor, or inside walls where it’s completely hidden.
Here in Staten Island, if water and excess moisture are not fully remediated within a few days, subloors, drywall, and even structural materials can be damaged.
Whenever you discover a wet water soaked carpet, the first step is shutting down the source of water, if possible, then call in a professional water damage restoration expert like Joe Kielbasa’s Flood Service in Staten Island.
Every single day counts, and specialized equipment and skills are necessary to accomplish the rapid drying required to avoid and further damage.
If you have a carpet is wet, Joe Kielbasa’s Flood Service can help!
When dealing with wet carpets and padding Joe Kielbasa’s Flood Service can get the water out, FAST, with our specialized water removal and water extraction equipment and dry out your wet carpet and padding with our high powered, high speed carpet dryers and dehumidifiers in no time flat.
Drying Tip: Don’t use heat in an effort to speed dry out. Higher temperatures encourage microbes to grow faster, and extra heat is unlikely to penetrate very deeply.
Types of Flooding
When it comes to insurance whether the water comes through the roof, from plumbing, or from area flooding makes a difference in coverage. But when it comes to treatment only water cleanliness makes a significant difference. Here are the three major categories.
Water from burst pipes or water heaters may be sanitary, but it’s still necessary to disinfect the affected areas after water extraction because bacteria and mold spores are just about everywhere waiting for the right conditions to grow. Without the right equipment it’s necessary to pull up the carpet then remove (and usually discard) the padding to speed drying. With the right water extraction and dry out equipment all that can usually be avoided. Steam cleaning is typically then used for sanitizing and deodorizing.
A dishwasher or urine-only toilet overflow are classified as “unsanitary.” Treatment is much the same, but with workers wearing protective gear and additional steps taken for cleaning and disinfecting. Also, it’s more likely that the carpet should be replaced along with the pad.
Black Water Flooding
Anything related to raw sewage such as a toiled overflow or sewer backup is called “black water.” Actually, any water that’s been in contact with the ground, including water directly from the ocean, bay, and river surrounding Staten Island is also classified as black water. For these kinds of flooding the carpet and pad must be discarded, and all porous surfaces removed. You should avoid all contact with these areas unless you have protective clothing. Remove furniture, or place it on coasters or blocks, and raise drapery and bedding skirts. Do not turn on fans, heating, or air conditioning as that will spread microbes.
Again, water and moisture removal are pretty much the same but with close attention to worker’s health hazards and follow-on disinfection and sanitation.