The first type deals with water extraction on wood floors. The water on top of wood floors should be removed with a good vacuum squeegee. However water which soaks through the wood floors must be removed with a more complex and tedious process.
It entails the use of special drying equipment which draws out the water and suctions it through drying mats. At that point the water is then removed through high powered suction hoses. Following this the remaining moisture should be removed through dehumidifiers.
There are also effective methods to remove water from carpets. However carpets can be a more complex and difficult problem since even after the water is removed, there is usually extensive damage caused by dirt, ccontaminants etc.
However if the proper extraction equipment is used as soon as possible following the problem, a great deal of long term problems can be avoided. Specifically the formation of mold and mildew can be avoided if the water is removed as completely as possible and the carpets are then properly cleaned and sanitized.
Many homeowners may initially feel that the only way to deal with this problem is to throw out the carpeting. But in reality, the carpets can often be fully restored for a fraction of the replacement cost.
This type of restoration is best handled by a professional cleaning company since they have the knowledge and expertise to deal with this type of situation. They also have the best equipment necessary to do the job properly. Otherwise the money you may save initially can be taken up by additional expenses later to deal with further repairs or replacement costs.