Carpet generally can be dried and returned to a pre-loss condition. Steamatic will extract the standing water, possibly remove padding, and then place air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your carpet. Once it is dry, we will clean your carpet with professional hot-water extraction.
In some cases, the carpet will de-laminate after exposure to water. Delamination is when the backing separates from the carpet fibers. This carpet is non-salvageable and will need to be removed.
Wood is very resilient, and if dried properly, we can generally return it to a pre-loss condition. Steamatic uses specialty drying equipment, i.e., drying mats, to ensure the best drying condition to save your wood floor.
Laminate does not handle standing water for long and generally needs to be removed.
Ceramic floors that are in good shape can be generally dried to pre-loss condition. Occasionally, the subfloor under ceramic tile puts up a fight, and we do everything we can to bake out trapped water and reduce further damage.