Water damage restoration - disinfecting carpet?


Bleach is king for disinfection. But you have to be careful using bleach as it can bleach the carpet (of course). For general cleaning 5% dilution of household bleach is generally recommended (so, 6.75 fl. oz. household bleach plus one gallon of water). But for the carpet, I wouldn't do it- or I would try starting with a lower (1% or 2%) concentration of household bleach.

Since bleach is kind of sketchy, benzalkonium chloride or n-Alkyl (40% C12, 50% C14, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride would be the next best thing. These antibiotics are the active ingredients from many lysol and clorox products (like wipes, 409, and hand sanitizers). I would recommend the same usage level (for these antimicrobials) for cleaning and disinfecting the carpet, as around the same levels that are used in wipes and 409 (that's 0.3%). In fact, I think that pouring 409 over the spot and then using a wet vac or steam cleaner to clean the spot would work perfectly well.

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Identify the source of the flood or leak, which will determine whether your carpet is salvageable. "Sanitary" water comes from pipes or rain, while "unsanitary" water comes from overflowed toilets and other sources that may be slightly contaminated. A carpet that has come into contact with "black" water, such as raw sewage or groundwater, should be discarded as soon as possible.

Stop the water flow to prevent any further damage. If you have any difficulty, consult a plumber or engineer who can help you to isolate the source.

Disinfect the wet area by scrubbing it with a cleaning solution made up of a few tablespoons bleach dissolved in a gallon of water. Remember to ventilate the room that you are cleaning-some of these fumes may be toxic.

Tear around the wet spots using a box-cutter and lift up the carpet. Discard the padding underneath and keep the carpet elevated. If you have furniture in the room, either remove it altogether or hoist it up on blocks...

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Water damage can be nothing short of devastating. Whether it be a flood, burst pipe, faulty toilet, or a dishwasher deciding to misbehavior, water damage is a serious issue that must be addressed immediately. Another thing to keep in mind is that most insurance policies do not cover water damage as this insurance coverage must be purchased separately. If you have water damage insurance it can provide not only peace of mind but also foot the (considerable) bill of the damage. This kind of mess calls for a certain type of cleaning: water extraction. A thorough water extraction cleaning consists of reducing the water to prevent mold and secondary damage by using powerful pumps and vacuum units which also reduce the dry time on carpets.

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How to Dry a Wet Carpet

By Sarah Anderson

The solution to wet carpets may seem simple – dry them. In the case of wet area rugs and small carpets, the drying process is easy since all you really need to do is take the rug or carpet and bring it to a dry area where it can be aired out. When it comes to drying wall to wall carpeting, however, the task becomes more difficult because of the size of the carpet and the fact that carpets are highly absorbent so it gets very heavy when drenched with water.


Most carpets have a soft pad or cushion underneath and while this padding creates a soft and comfortable surface to walk on, it also acts like a sponge when it becomes wet. When it comes to drying wet carpets properly, removing both the carpet and padding is done to expose the subfloor, which is the most crucial to treat.

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When carpets and furniture are exposed to water as a result of floods, a burst pipe, a leaky roof or sewage spills the damages they sustain can be horrific. Still, wet carpets, wet wooden floors and soaked furniture and upholstery can be restored back to their original state with proper cleaning. Here at Carpet Cleaning Boston we've got a team of expert water damage restoration technicians who are ready and able to salvage flood damaged Boston, MA homes.

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If you’ve had the misfortune of becoming the victim of a flood or water leak, your carpet may require water damage restoration. Depending on just where the water came from, your carpet has a chance of returning to its original condition without having to compromise your overall health and safety. In this article, we will outline the steps to get you there.

If you’ve had the misfortune of becoming the victim of a flood or water leak, your carpet may require water damage restoration. Depending on just where the water came from, your carpet has a chance of returning to its original condition without having to compromise your overall health and safety. In this article, we will outline the steps to get you there.

Step 1 – Begin by identifying the source of the leak. This aspect will help in determining whether your carpet is salvageable or not. If the leak is coming from a drain or pipe, you are likely in the clear. However is you’re looking at a source such as an...

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During a natural disaster, many hospitals may suffer water and wind damage; some may have standing water for an extended period of time due to flooding. Building structures, equipment, and supplies may be heavily contaminated with microorganisms such as mold, mold spores, and bacteria. Before reopening, hospitals must be evaluated to determine: 1) if the facility is damaged beyond repair and must be condemned; or 2) if the extent of the damage is such that the facility may be restored, repaired, and reopened.

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