If your office’s carpets have recently been exposed to fire or other disasters in the La Crosse, Wisconsin, area, you may notice that they were affected, even if they were not burned, soaked, or explicitly touched by disaster. Even so, after a fire or other disaster, your carpets can suffer from further damage if they are not handled properly.

While we recommend that any damage to your carpets be treated by professionals, there are a few things you, as the business owner, can do in order to prevent secondary damage. Take a look:

  1. Move the Air: If your business carpets were damaged by fire, open the windows, turn on the fans, and allow that air to flow over damaged carpets. If they were damaged by water, it is usually best to close the windows and invest in a dehumidifier. Without properly tending to these carpeted surfaces, further mold or mildew might continue damaging your business space.
  2. Leg Warmers: If you are unable to remove furniture from your business after a disaster, wrap the legs of desks, chairs, conference tables, and other items in either aluminum foil or plastic. Additionally, remove any rugs or other floor coverings from the top of carpeting as quickly as possible. This will keep the furniture from further damage, and will also alleviate unnecessary wear on floors and carpets.
  3. Carpet Coverage: After removing carpets and rugs, be certain to place a plastic cover over them. This will keep soot from being tracked across the carpets, and will keep those carpets from further damage!

These tips will help prevent further damage to your business’ carpets, however, to achieve restoration after a disaster, you will need to call the professionals at ServiceMaster Disaster Restoration in La Crosse, WI. Our highly trained technicians have the tools and expertise to effectively restore your office floor coverings after they have incurred fire or water damage. Get back to business as usual faster contact ServiceMaster Disaster Restoration today!