Automotive Restoration Services in Wake Forest, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Triangle, Fayetteville, NC

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Water damage in your car can occur for a number of reasons. Some of these include leaving an open window or sunroof during a sudden heavy downpour, getting your car caught up in a flood, and having a draining system leak. A car is designed to have very few opportunities for liquids to escape, and water damage can lead to mold and bacteria growth and the rise of unpleasant odors.

If this happens to you, here are some things you need to do immediately:

Assess the situation. The first step is to figure out how bad the damage is. Car cleaningHow much space is the water covering at the moment? Has the water been absorbed everywhere? Is the water damage concentrated in just one area? Is it in the interior, or is it just the seats? If the car is lightly damaged, expect moisture to be spread out through the whole interior carpet.

If the area of contamination is small, raise the affected area from the damp ground and aim a fan directly at the opening where the moisture is found. Allow the fan to run and then let the area dry overnight.

For bigger stains, it’s time to remove the carpeting. We need to remove the carpeting so that we can dry the moisture beneath it. The next step is to remove the seats. Once the seats are removed, we will be able to see all of the damage that the water has caused, and then take the rug to be professionally cleaned.

Cleaning Up the Pettyjohn Way

Although it seems like a smart move to take an interest in drying and cleaning your car rugs yourself, if the water in your car has been contaminated, cleaning the spill up will take experience and the right set of tools. It's also much easier to leave it to the professionals, especially if you have a busy schedule. With all that's going on in your life, drying some rugs shouldn't be a hassle. At Pettyjohn’s, we can take your car’s carpets and have them cleaned and decontaminated, making them smell brand-new and fresh. It will be as if the water damage never happened. We service all those in the surrounding areas of Wake ForestRaleighDurhamChapel Hill, Triangle, Fayetteville & surrounding areas in North Carolina. If you need our help, please call us at 919-289-8424 or visit our contact Pettyjohn's page, today. We also offer services for your upholstery, drapery, area rugs and much more!