Run a fan that points to the wet area to help the moisture evaporate. A dehumidifier is also used to extract moisture. A dehumidifier is also used to extract moisture from the air and dry the carpet. Baking soda works wonders when it comes to lifting and removing trapped moisture.
Just sprinkle a large amount of baking soda on the wet carpet and let it sit for at least half an hour. Then vacuum it up and enjoy fresh, dry carpets. If the carpet can be preserved and cleaned, the first step is to dry it to prevent mold from forming. Be sure to ventilate the room with fans and a dehumidifier.
Use professional equipment to extract water and clean the carpet and ensure that the subfloor is completely dry underneath. You'll also want to professionally clean and disinfect your carpet after it's dry. A common first step in drying the carpet is to use a dry and wet vacuum to remove as much water as possible. Remember to empty the wet tank before use and, if possible, remove any dry dust bags.
Most wet and dry vacuums will indicate when they are full and should be emptied again. If the engine starts to make a high-pitched sound, unplug the vacuum and empty the tank. Running the vacuum with a full tank is also bad for the engine and can cause damage. Repeat these steps as needed while removing the water from the carpet.
We can help you extract the water you can see and the water you can't. We can remove water from carpets, padding from carpets, tiles and grout, hardwood floors, natural stone, concrete, laminate floors and vinyl floors. We also have the technology to detect hidden water in drywall and insulation. No matter what problem you face, we'll support you and help mitigate the problem at any time of the day.
The great danger of wet carpets is mildew. If the carpet and padding remain damp for an extended period of time, mold can start to grow rapidly. Mold loves dark, humid environments, and wet carpeting provides the perfect environment for it to multiply. You can probably dry the carpet in these situations, but you can't get rid of the contaminants on your own.
If the carpet and padding cannot be placed in your collection container, your service may offer a special pickup option. In addition, you may end up having to lift the carpet, so you'll have to move all the objects on the surface anyway. Let's say you find your living room carpet soaked when you return from a weekend ski trip or wake up to a flood-like disaster in your basement. Go to the corner of the room and remove the carpet to assess the level of moisture that leaked.
When adverse weather or other sources hit your home carpets, it's important to act quickly and speed up drying time. In addition to using heat, extracting with hot water also rinses the carpet with detergent, helping to loosen even the most persistent dirt. A professional carpet cleaning company has specialized cleaning equipment and products and, in some cases, can combat mold. If the carpet padding is, in fact, wet or you can't dry it properly, it's best to call the experts.
There may be a leak in a corner of the house that you don't check often and is causing the carpet to get wet. When you leave moisture in a warm, dark place, these toxins will invade your home and, once moisture and mold permeate the carpet, it will be impossible to eradicate them. If the carpet padding gets soggy, it's best to replace it, even if you can keep the carpet. In cases of “damage caused by clean water”, the affected area and the time the carpet remains damp come into play.