One of a homeowner’s worst nightmares is having extensive damage caused to their home because of a burst pipe or worse, creeping floodwaters. Damage from water should be cleaned by certified professionals like the friendly ones you will find at Acme Clean Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. Acme has been operating in the Denver area since 1967, so it is a sure bet that they will send someone who knows what they are doing to clean up your home.
So why is it so important that damage from water should be cleaned by certified professionals? The main reason is that water, especially floodwaters, can bring some nasty stuff into your home and if not cleaned properly, you will be exposing yourself and your family to some potentially serious health threats.
Let’s elaborate. Flood waters carry everything with them that they run into along the way. That means a stray dog or other animal feces, chemicals like fertilizers and weed killer or other potentially toxic substances used outdoors, and even parasites. As you can imagine that water is a rich environment for viruses and bacteria to grow exponentially. You have seen how nasty standing water gets after just a few days, well all that and more is now hiding in your house. Sounds appetizing, right?
Even if you can clean all the water out on your own, think about what gets left behind. Your house is probably built pretty much of organic materials. Think things like drywall, wood and even the matter stuck in between your carpet’s fibers. That organic material provides a rich environment for all those bacteria and viruses to go on a happy replicating spree. As quickly as within 48 hours mold can begin to grow and start releasing spores and usually any organic materials that have been completely soaked through will need to be replaced.
That is why a certified professional cleaning is so important. A half-baked job will leave your home a cesspool of potentially deadly disease laden bacteria, even if it looks rather clean to the eye. Professionals know that they must inspect everything the water touched to determine if it needs replacement and they will also apply antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal agents to everything in the home that was touched by the contaminated water. Plus, they will inspect the structural integrity of the home to ensure that your house will not rot and fall down in a short while.
All of this is extremely important for your family’s health and security and why damage from water should be cleaned by certified professionals. That certified professional’s part is very important also. There are lots of people out there offering to do handyman type jobs and helping out your cousin’s friend might sound like a good idea, but unless said friend is a certified professional, it is better to give us a call here at Acme Clean Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. It’s just not worth the risk to your family’s health to save a few extra dollars. This is a job that is best left to the professionals.