Delamination is the most frequent type of damage to carpets when exposed to water. Delamination is caused when the latex adhesive holding the primary backing to the secondary backing is damaged. Good carpets have higher quality of latex and may suffer little damage even after hours of exposure. Cheaper carpets may suffer delamination after only a few hours.
Water damaged glued down carpeting often causes bubbling due to loss of adhesive. If just a small area is bubbles, the carpet might be restored. Otherwise, the carpet may need to be replaced.
By responding quickly and drying the carpet thoroughly, SERVPRO of Carroll County can help mitigate these secondary damages following a water loss.