Preserving Your Indoor Air Quality After Flooding

When your home is flooded due to a busted pipe or heavy rainstorm, the quality of your home’s air may be the least of your worries.

However, failing to decontaminate a flooded house could result in long-term health consequences. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, standing water and damp materials can breed microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria and mold. These organisms can cause disease, trigger allergic reactions and continue to damage household goods long after the flood.

That’s why Steamer’s Carpet Care offers more than just water extraction after a flood. Our water damage cleanup services include thoroughly disinfecting the affected carpets with an enzyme-activated treatment that kills bacteria and mildew. Not only will the disinfectant keep your air healthy, but it also eliminates the bad odors associated with water damage.

Additionally, it’s important to recognize that speed is critical in the water extraction process. The EPA estimates that materials which cannot be cleaned and dried within 24-48 hours need to be thrown out because they may have already developed microbial growth.

Steamer’s Carpet Care offers San Antonio emergency water extraction services 24 hours a day, every day of the week. When you need your home cleaned quickly and efficiently, we’ve got your back.

If you’ve experienced water damage in your home, don’t just open the windows and wait around for the carpets to dry in a few days. You may pay the price with your health. Call Steamer’s Carpet Care today and keep your home disease and odor free.