How To Dry Wet Carpet

If you have has a pipe burst in your home or been a victim of flood damage due to a storm, you might have been worried that your carpets and rugs are a lost cause. However, if you act quickly enough, you may be able to save those wet carpets. There are a few steps you can take now to prevent further damage in the long run. Let’s take a look.

Stop The Water Source

If it is a burst pipe, broken appliance, or other controllable water source, you need to cut it off. If you cannot stop it under a sink by turning the valve off, you may need to have the water temporarily shut off to your house. Stopping water at the source can be the difference between a small area being saturated, and the entire house being saturated.

Soak Up As Much As Possible

Once you have stopped the water source, it is time to work on removing the water. Gather up as many towels as you can and press them firmly into the wet areas until the towel is completely saturated. Repeat this process over and over with dry towels to remove as much water as you can. Be careful of brightly colored towels that may bleed into your carpets and rugs.
If the area involves standing water, you may need to bring in special pumps to remove the water as towels would not be adequate.

Get Air Flowing

Open windows, bring in fans, and anything else you can do to get air moving across the area. This will help to evaporate any water left behind. It is important that you get every thing dry as quickly as possible to prevent mold growth. Once mold spores take hold, you can be looking at further damage into walls and other areas that require much more in depth damage restoration.

Call A Professional

Disaster Restoration Services water damage experts have the knowledge, tools, and equipment to help you with water damage in your home or business. Call us now or send us a message if you aren’t sure how to dry your wet carpet. If the damage is sever, we will even work with you to help file an insurance claim.
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