Saving Carpet after a Clean Water Damage
Based on the source of a water damage, SERVPRO of West Bradenton/Anna Maria determines the category of water according to the industry standard IICRC S-500 protocol for water mitigation. The standard protocol breaks the water category into (3) numbered definitions. Category (1) water is considered clean; humans and animals are not at risk of being harmed. Category (2) water is considered significantly contaminated; humans and animals are at risk of being harmed. Category (3) water is considered grossly contaminated; consumption/ingestion causes significant risk to humans and animals. In the case of category (1) or clean water, flooring materials like carpet can be salvaged. To properly dry wet carpet with carpet padding and prevent the carpet back from de-laminating, SERVPRO lifts the carpet from the tack strips and places air movers to get air movement between the carpet and carpet pad.