Drying a Wet Carpet

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When a carpet gets wet, it is advisable to respond fast to so as to avoid mold and padding which might pose a threat to a person's health. To dry a wet carpet, the first thing one should do is find the source of the problem; a leak or otherwise. The second thing should be to get the carpet from the floor and lay or hang it somewhere for it to dry. For example, this can be done by leaving fans to blow at it until it dries. However, this does not apply to all carpets. For instance, if the wet carpet is too large or a wall to wall carpet, it might be cumbersome or hand to remove it from where it lies.

Another way to dry a wet carpet is through the use of a wet Vacuum or a steam cleaner that has a vacuum. This is done by vacuuming the carpet until no more water is extracted from it. Most households use the dry cleaning vacuum to clean their houses, however, it is important to note that dry vacuum is very risky if used on wet carpets. The wet vacuum sucks moisture from the carpet until it dries. Unless a dry cleaning vacuum is approved for wet vacuuming, one should not try to dry a wet carpet with it. If one does not have a wet vacuum for this purpose, they can hire one from rental companies or cleaning companies.

If the carpet is too soaked with water and vacuuming might not extract all the water in it, it is also advisable to acquire the services of professionals who can handle the problem. One should carefully choose the right company since guarantee is very important. The best company to choose is the one that promises to dry the carpet as well as the padding and the floor if deemed necessary.

 

 

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