If your carpet gets drenched, whether due to a burst pipe or torrential rains, it is crucial to note that you can still save it. However, it is imperative that you act fast, otherwise your carpet will become the perfect breeding ground for moulds which can pose health problems for the members of the household.
When it comes to drying a wet carpet, Mansfield residents have two basic options to choose from, dictated largely by the type of water that drenched it. If the water that soaked your carpet is clean, you can perform the drying by yourself. On the other hand, if the water that got into your carpet is dirty, it is best to call in the experts. Again, you need to act fast because it only takes three days before moulds start making their presence felt.
Now, assuming that the water that drenched your carpet is clean, you’ll need to rent some equipment to help you complete your task. These include an extractor or carpet cleaner like the ones used by the pros, a commercial air mover fan, and a commercial dehumidifier.
Before you perform any work, make sure that power is cut off in the area you are about to work in to avoid electrocution. If it is possible, hire an electrician to reroute your power supply at home so that you will not need to completely turn off the power supply at your home.
Next, unplug all extension cords and remove appliances from the area where you are working. You might also want to remove furniture from the area to give you ample room to work.
After this, you can begin extracting the water from the carpet using a carpet cleaner. Take your time and do not rush when passing through each part of the carpet. Once you are done with the carpet cleaner, the next step you need to do is to peel the carpet off the floor. Once you have removed the carpet, you can put it outside to dry. To make your job easier, you can cut the carpet into smaller segments.
After drying your carpet outdoors, replace it on the floor and turn on the fans and dehumidifier. Set the dehumidifier at a temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit. If you turn it up higher, bacteria might grow faster on your carpet.
On the other hand, if your carpet has been flooded by dirty water like flood water or drain water from the washing machine, there is no other option than to call in the experts. These specialists have the right gear to clean and disinfect wet carpets quickly.