A Follow Up to my post of December 6th …..
While I did give you a tip regarding shutting of water supply lines when you are going to be absent for a long period of time and you don’t have a “house sitter”, I didn’t tell you what we did to clean up the mess.
Was that a water supply line to the upstairs Master Bathroom Toilet broke and the resident there said she estimated it leaked out for at least 20 minutes before she noticed water dripping down stairs through an “air vent”.
She immediately turned off the water supply line located just below the toilet and then got out her trusty old “shop vac” to get the water up.
While she did what she could, we had to call out a professional carpet cleaning company to extract the water that had filled up a large master bathroom that was carpeted and then traveled further to about 2 or 3 feet into the bedroom itself.
Our experience tells us just extracting as much water as you can, you never get it all. The carpet and pad will be wet and will cause a mold and mildew problem if not properly treated and dried quickly.
Advanced Carpet, our “preferred vendor” extracted all the water that they could, then set up huge fans to speed up the evaporation process to get the area dry. The next day they came out and cleaned the carpet of any residue or coloring.
While she was inconvienced by it all, the resident thought they had done a great job in restoring the area back to it’s previous condition.
We’ve been using this company for about a year now. You can find them on the web here at Advanced Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning and their local phone number is 916-989-2146. They’ve got a “helpful hints page” that you might want to also check out.
If you call them for service and mention our property management company’s name, Haven Properties, they will offer you further discounts beyond their posted coupon prices.
Finally, let me tell you that we think Advanced Carpet’s pricing is just about the best in the area so check them out for your “Christmas Party” carpet cleaning or call them in an emergency for water extraction if this problem ever happens to you.
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