If you have a major water intrusion into your home, whether from the inside or outside, the water needs to be removed and the structure dried to mitigate the loss, thereby reducing the cost of a major repair. Many homes suffer minor water intrusions that the homeowner tries to deal with on their own. If a carpet gets wet, the homeowner tries to extract the water with a wet vac. This can lead to serious problems down the road, as the wet vac will not dry the flooring completely. The carpet may feel dry, but the moisture in the pad and on the sub-floor can mold if left untreated.
Then there’s the water that can wick up the drywall and stay wet for up to a year. Water left in these areas too long will cause secondary damage to the surfaces but also is a perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold will start to grow between 48-72 hours after the water intrusion so it is important to dry the wet areas as soon as possible.
At MERRITT, we have state-of-the-art equipment that aids in extracting ALL the moisture. We also keep up to date with the latest technology to provide you with the best possible service that will solve your problem for the long term. Whether you have major or minor water intrusion, MERRITT has the equipment, knowledge, and experience that it takes to dry your carpet and protect your investment in your home.