El Niño is Coming – and Flooding Too

El Niño is coming to Petaluma and California. That will help our drought situation; we need the rain. But if too much rain comes at once, flooding will result and, potentially, damage to your carpet and area rugs.

Act to Prevent Water Damage to Rugs and Carpetprevent water damage from flooding

If you have Water Damage to Rugs and Carpet from flooding due to excessive rain or bursting pipes, it is essential that you take action to dry out your property immediately. Mold and bacteria can grow quickly in damp environments if water remains. In addition, flooding often brings in mud and other contaminants.

Mold is especially dangerous for people with breathing problems caused by allergies or asthma. But high levels of mold can also cause problems for people who are relatively healthy. Symptoms of mold exposure include wheezing, shortness of breath, sore throats, flu-like aches and pains, and fatigue.

Mold isn’t the only threat from flooding. Bacteria may also be a problem if your house was soaked by sewage. Bacteria can cause dangerous gastrointestinal and skin infections.

That’s why it’s important to stop these pathogens before they take hold of your home.

“You’ve really got 24 to 36 hours to work with,” says Rebecca Morley, executive director of the National Center for Healthy Housing, a nonprofit organization that wrote a guide to help residents clean up flooded homes after Hurricane Katrina. (READ MORE)

Wet Carpet and Rugs

We can extract excess water with our water extraction machines and smaller portable units for hard to reach areas. We’ll finish with our proven Teri-towel system which is proven to extract more moisture from carpet than water extraction units alone.

We do not provide full restoration services, but if you need your carpet and rugs cleaned and dried after water damage in Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Sonoma County and Marin County, call us.

Call (707) 575-0114

for:

  • Carpet Water Damage
  • Flood Damage to Carpet
  • Wet Carpet
  • Carpet Drying
  • Carpet Mold Prevention
  • Water Damaged Carpet

Read More

Rainy Day Carpet Cleaning

10 Ways to Prepare for the Rainy Season in the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat

Comments are closed.