Cleaning Flood-Damaged Carpets and Rugs

flooded homeCourtesy of Shelley Swenson
Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent

When to Discard, Clean, or Call a Professional
When faced with flood-damaged carpeting and rugs, your
options will depend on the source of flooding. If floodwater
consisted of clean basement seepage or lawn runoff into a sub-basement, drying and cleaning is an easy decision. But if sewage-contaminated floodwater has covered your carpeting, you probably will need to discard it for health safety reasons. You can assume the water and the carpet contain infectious organisms. Throw rugs can usually be saved.Read more about it….




Posted: August 24, 2012

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Disaster, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Hurricane Preparedness, Natural Disasters, Shelley Swenson, Tropical Storm, Wakulla County Extension, Weather Emergencies

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