Rescuing a flooded and water damaged carpet can be considered as one of the messiest aspects of Carpet Cleaning Wellington a home or business owner must face, especially in cases where the home or business complex is located in flood prone areas or regions prone to water damage. It may be extremely troublesome to dry out a soaked carpet – even more annoying than deodorising a carpet, evicting pests from home, or cleaning a broken down refrigerator. But one thing can be assured – a wet carpet will not dry itself on its own. Whatever the flood height might be, you need to pay careful attention to any and every kind of water damage on an urgent basis. Mould formation is not far behind once your carpet gets wet. So let us take a look at some of the best possible ways to dry a water damaged carpet. Read on to find out more.
Ask yourself – can the carpet be saved
Carpet Cleaning and flooring experts are of the opinion that a carpet with water damage can be protected up to a certain extent, and only if a certain few criteria are met. The first criteria are that a water damaged carpet must be adequately treated within 2 days or 48 hours of the flood, and the second one is that the level of damage should never be extensive, as extensively damaged carpets cannot be saved. Carpets that are no older than ten years or so are usually made with synthetic fibrous materials, which are anti-mould in nature, making these carpets perfect for flood prone areas. So if you are planning on being a new carpet owner, always keep this fact in mind. This sort of carpet can easily be saved.
Now we will go through the various steps of drying a wet carpet.
Step #1: - Removing the carpet
Whatever the type of your carpet might be, you need to work fast when you see the first signs of water damage in your carpet. Your carpet can be irreparably damaged if you left it wet and soaked overnight. Your room and floor can also be damaged at the same time. Hence, the first thing that you must do is remove the carpet from the floor and place it in an open area in a spread-out manner.
Step #2: - Removing the carpet padding
The wet carpet padding must be removed once you are done with removing the carpet itself. The carpet padding is extremely susceptible to flooding and water damage, and if you do not remove this padding, your dried up carpet might get wet all over again. So, if you want to stop mould from growing on your floorboard and dry carpet, make removing the padding number two on the list.
Step #3: - Drying the carpet properly
Once you have removed the wet carpet from the floor and have spread it out in an open space, make it a point to blast warm air on the wet surface with a hair dryer for a few hours and let it dry in the natural air for a couple of days. Another smart idea would be to place a large pedestal fan about 14 feet away from the carpet and let it dry in the fan’s air. This speeds up the process and makes your life a whole lot easier.
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