What is the biggest threat to a carpet? Is it dirt, pet dander, coffee spills? No, water is actually a carpet’s greatest threat. By water, we don’t mean a spill from a glass of H2O. We mean a soaked carpet from a flood or a major leak. The good news is that a wet carpet is still savable.
How to Save a Soaked Carpet
First, you need to contact a carpet cleaning service right away. They will make the final determination of whether or not the carpet is salvageable. You can also perform a few simple steps on your end. Perform these steps to remove as much of the water as possible.
- Lay towels over the wet carpet; replace them with fresh ones once they completely saturate.
- Use high-powered fans, which you can rent at most hardware stores.
- Keep all windows and doors open. However, if humidity is high, then close the windows, switching on the heating system instead.
- Use a dehumidifier and keep it running throughout the day. Regularly check the dehumidifier’s canister and empty it when it’s full.
- Apply baking soda over the wet carpet; this helps remove odors. Vacuum the baking soda after half an hour.
When to Replace a Carpet
Under some circumstances, you might have to discard a wet carpet and replace it altogether. This will be the case if you don’t act immediately and mold starts appearing. We also advise carpet replacement if the flood water included grey or black water. The same also goes for upholstery and furniture that became saturated in the process.
Finally, you should consider a home insurance policy that covers carpet damage.
We Restore Soaked Carpets
Whether from rain or a broken pipe, call Rick’s Family Carpet Care if water floods your carpet. We can also perform tile and grout cleaning as part of a larger cleaning package. A soaked carpet is a serious matter that requires immediate professional attention.
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