There have been studies done in the past that suggest the air indoors is more polluted than the outside air. This even occurs in highly industrialized cities that are known to create pollutants. There has also been research that says people spend about 90% of their time indoors. Just having a job exposes you to 8 or more hours a day of indoor air pollution. After work you hop into an enclosed vehicle and commute home. Then you walk in the door to get ready and relax for the evening. Soon enough it is time for bed and again you are spending about 8 hours sleeping indoors! So you can easily see how that study has a lot of merit.
If your carpet has been damaged by what the industry calls black water, this contains contaminants and untreated waste water, the carpet can’t be salvaged and you must, for health purposes, dispose of the carpet in a safe manner. If it was ruined by black water it probably now contains viruses and bacteria that you don’t want to be exposed to.
Medication can help. It is, I believe, the unmonitored medication of depression that leads down another fatal path, the path of addiction. Booze, pot ‘n pills, all work, albeit temporarily, to alleviate the symptoms of depression. The mind figures “if it worked last night, let’s do it again tonight, and tomorrow.” And you’re hooked. Alcoholism- addiction – in time intensifies the depressive cycle – drinking to fight depression; depressed because you drink, both chemically and emotionally. On and on – an unconscious but vicious cycle.
“We have reservations?” Susan said with approval. “Forget the vase. It’ll be okay until we get back.” She laid the flower on the entry hall table and paused for a moment reflecting on how nice it looked.
Do not soak the carpet with water or cleaner. Not only will water damage carpet cleaning leave residue and allow the carpet to become host to all types of bacteria, but also it can cause damage to your carpet as well such as problems with adhesion and shrinkage.
The residential electric carpet cleaner comes next. These spray cleaner onto the carpet and suck it back up. They are slightly better than the spray-on foam, but the downfall of the machine is that it has limited power to extract water from the carpet. Carpet can be easily over-wetted with these machines, causing your carpet backing and padding to get soaked. Often times it is not possible to extract the solution. Plenty of time will be required for the carpet to dry.
If a carpet cleaning company quotes you a price simply based on the number of rooms in your house, be aware that they might not be completely on the up and up. Houses vary greatly in size. Your living room could be substantially smaller (or bigger) than someone else’s room. Therefore, most reputable companies will give you a price based on your square footage.
Flood water damage, if taken care of quickly and by a professional cleaning company doesn’t need to ruin all of your possessions. Be sure to use a qualified company and you will have the best chance of recovering your home and business.