Reversing the Effects of Water Damage
After we have successfully dried out the affected materials we still need to return these to pre-loss condition wherever possible.
This means that we will re-lay any carpet where it has been lifted, thoroughly clean the carpets and treat any cellulosic browning or other related staining.
We can replace underlay and smooth-edge where these have been damaged beyond repair, and in some cases we can also patch repair damaged areas of carpet where there is spare carpet available (read more about carpet repairs here
However, the damage may not be limited to what you can see with the naked eye - a big concern in any water damage restoration is the possibility of potentially harmful microbial growth, such as mould and fungal spores that can thrive in damp conditions and become airborne, resulting in health hazards as they are inhaled.
To combat this, in any situation where microbial activity is a concern we can use a combination of powerful anti-microbial products to treat affected surfaces and air-scrubbers to remove airborne particles.
We strongly recommend the use of air-scrubbers in any water damage restoration situation, but most importantly where there is evidence of mould or there are vulnerable people such as children or elderly persons.