How To Tackle Wet Carpet?

by Perth Carpet Master Carpet Repairer & Restorer
When there’s a wet carpet in the house, it can cause a lot of problems if not dealt with as soon as you can. There are five ways you can tackle wet carpets at home.

No, by wet carpet restoration we do not mean a drink spillage or a splash of liquid. Wet carpet is damaged is when the house has been flooded, for any reason be it a pipe burst, washing machine overflow, or storm. Having a wet carpet at home is like a housing breeder of diseases. Yes, you heard it right. A wet carpet doesn’t only stink but can also yet disease-causing fungus and bacteria to breed. Fungus and bacteria love a moist and warm place. It’s an incubation centre for fungus and bacteria. Once the water seeps into the padding of the carpet, you have a time span of 24-48hrs to conduct wet carpet restoration work before you have to replace it. There are some 5 major ways with which you can quickly fight off water damage on the carpet without much hassle:

The Five Major Ways to Fight Off Water Damage in Carpet:

Take out the carpet and clean it:
It is advised to remove and dispose of carpets that have been contaminated by "grey" or "black" water. If exposed to water for less than 48 hours or when only a tiny portion has absorbed wet, carpet padding can be restored. It should be replaced if it was flooded-affected. It is not necessary to remove the carpet if the wet area is extremely small. Warm, soapy water combined with a water vacuum can be used to clean it. Using dry blankets and towels to pat the wet area might also help absorb more moisture.

Remove Mould with Chemical Cleaners:
A specific cleaning solution, such as a high-level disinfectant, is required to disinfect and sterilise the surface if mould is present in the carpet. Be aware that some chemicals could be harmful, therefore it's crucial to handle them properly. To prevent yourself from exposure to mould and chemicals, put on the proper protective gear, such as hand gloves and a mask before performing wet carpet restoration all by yourself.

Seek Help:
If dealing with wet and damaged carpet on your own makes you uneasy, it is better to seek professional assistance. Professionals have the expertise to easily perform wet carpet restoration. Additionally, they might make sure that any additional wet surfaces in your house are dried, sterilised, and thoroughly cleaned.

Let the Air Flow:
The drying process for carpets can be accelerated by using an air mover or dehumidifier to remove interior moisture. Keep an air mover or dehumidifier running while cleaning carpets and thereafter for prompt effects. For carpets exposed to floodwater, the typical drying time is 3 to 5 days. It is better to let them dry naturally outside in the sunlight.

Check the Surrounding Area:
Check the surfaces close to your carpet as well, especially the walls and floors, as they may have come into contact with water, moisture, or mould. To identify water damage on furniture, check for evidence of peeling, cracking, warping, or staining. This way you can save yourself from additional hassle other than wet carpet restoration.

Last but not least, make sure to address any water problems and sources of moisture in your house. As the saying goes, prevention is always better than cure. By repairing water leaks as soon as you become aware of them, you can prevent water from entering your house and subsequent unpleasant and expensive restorations.

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