7 Tips to Completely Dry Your Flooded Carpet
Dealing with a wet carpet can be very annoying, especially after a flood, but trust me when I tell you that Mass Carpet Clean Up has that covered.
We all want our carpets and rugs to remain clean, fluffy and, That’s why we need the best team to clean and dry them properly.
With the tips and tricks below, you never have to dread working on that wet carpet again.
How Do You Know Your Carpet Needs Drying?
Well, this question may seem a bit obvious, but it’s not. I’m not talking about the wet feel on your carpet; that’s easy to notice. Have you ever felt like your carpet is damp, but you can’t tell where to start looking? That’s what I’m talking about.
Unfortunately, sometimes the carpet fails to dry on its own, and as you know, wet carpets aren’t the best things to hold onto because eventually, they become a nightmare.
If you notice any of the red flags below, you should know it’s time to dry that carpet
- Musty Smell
- Allergic reactions
- Carpet discoloration
Have you experienced it yet? Well, if not, lucky for you. Once you start noticing this smell, you need to dry your carpet.
If you and your pets start experiencing respiratory sickness (out of nowhere), you probably have a wet carpet. You may have missed the trapped moisture but be sure to check.
Prolonged moisture in your carpet will eventually cause your carpet to discolor in the affected areas. Be keen, and you will catch it early.
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Should You Leave Wet Carpet To Dry on Its Own?
The carpet dries quickly for regular water spillage, but in other cases where large amounts of spillages are involved, the situation can get a tad tricky.
Thus, it’s always advisable to use professional carpet cleaners to avoid effects such as;
- Mold build-up (harmful to pets and humans)
- Damaging the carpet, padding, and subfloor
How to Dry a Flooded Carpet
We’ve got a couple of ways to help dry your carpet after a flood in 7 simple steps;
What Are The Tips of Drying A Flooded Carpet?
Want your carpet clean and dry in the fastest time possible after a flood? Well, depending on the water quantity, the following steps will guide you into getting your carpet back.
- Remove Your Furniture
- Get Rid of the Water
- Use a Dehumidifier
- Dry the Flooded Carpet
- Remove the Padding
- Properly Dry the Subfloor
- Thoroughly clean Your Carpet
To clean with ease, get the furniture out of your way to create enough working space.
Here, use a submersible pump to remove as much water as you can then get a shop vac to remove the remaining water volume.
Depending on its capacity, a dehumidifier plays a significant role in removing moisture. Be sure to keep emptying it and place it as a safe, dry place.
Use fans to fasten the drying process, which may take a few days, depending on the moisture content.
If wet, remove and replace the padding to avoid mold build-up.
Once you’ve removed the padding, check the subfloor, and if wet, dry it properly and roll back your semi-dry carpet after replacing the filling.
Finally, before completely drying your carpet, clean it with antibacterial solutions and ensure enough air circulation as you allow the carpet to dry.
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When Should You Ask For Help?
Everyday spillages can be easy to deal with at home, but in cases such as flooding, you need professionals to bail you out, and that’s where Mass Carpet Clean Up comes in.Call us today to get fast and affordable services with high-quality results guaranteed.
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