When a pool table starts to become a "pool" table. My "save of the week". AKA-- This Flooded Basement in the Waterloo, Cedar Falls, IA area saved by Mr. Carpet
Sometimes water gets where water shouldn't. Take my latest homeowner for example. A water leak on the main level flowed across the floor, soaking carpet and vinyl and into the HVAC ductwork. It traveled through the floor, where it also soaked the suspended ceiling tile in the basement. When the tile had it's fill, it rained down below onto, you guessed it, the pool table and carpet, soaking about 400 square feet of carpet. Sounds like a nightmare, right?
As you could guess, the homeowner was pretty upset. Thankfully he knows I do this type of work, so he called me right away.
We removed the ruined ceiling tile and began to extract as much water as possible out of all areas affected. Because this was a Category 1 water situation, (not Category 2 or 3) we are able to dry everything in place without disruption to the home.
So here's your water damage educational tangent for the day:
Category 1 is clean water, straight from the source.
Category 2 water is defined as one that has a significant level of contamination and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. It may contain an unsafe level of microorganisms or nutrients for microorganisms, as well as other organic or inorganic matter. Examples of Category 2 water include, but aren't limited to: dishwasher or washing machine discharge, toilet bowl overflow from the room side of the trap with some urine but no feces; broken waterbeds and aquariums, and sump pump failures.
Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents and could potentially cause major illness and disease. Examples include, but aren't limited to: sewage backup beyond the trap, river floodwaters, ground surface water, and many other sources.
Ok so anyway- because of my education, I'm able to dry a Category 1 water loss without disturbing the carpet and pad. AKA- I didn't have to tear stuff up. We were able to save everything except for the ruined ceiling tile, which was easily replaced. Which brings me to the pool table. We were able to dry it properly without getting ruined. And, after a thorough cleaning to remove the water marks was back to pre-loss condition. The only thing he has to worry about now is how badly he'll lose when I play him on it.
If you ever find yourself in a position where you have water in your home where it's not supposed to be, trust Mr. Carpet Water Damage and Cleaning Company to get you back on your feet fast! (319)291-8665