Carpeted floors in the home are also beneficial. Full-time moms and dads who spend long hours on their feet taking care of the home and chasing after their children benefit from the comfort of softer flooring. While it is both stylish and functional, it is also very vulnerable to damage, especially when flooding occurs due to overflowing river banks or burst water pipes. Fortunately, these residential or commercial property owners can rely on Malibu water damage specialists to effectively dry their water-soaked carpeting and restore it to good condition. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), water damage must be dealt with within 24 to 48 hours to avoid mold growth and prevent water from seeping into the floors and walls, and causing worse damage. Otherwise, a delayed response to water-soaked carpeting can lead to mold growth, which in turn cause allergic reactions.