Your carpets have been ruined by water. Perhaps you had a toilet leak, or your water heater had burst, or your child had left the sink faucet running for hours.
What should you do to dry your wet carpet so that your carpet and pad are not damaged? To begin, let’s dispel some common misconceptions regarding wet carpets and how to dry wet carpets.
Myths about wet carpet drying in Melbourne
Myth #1:The carpet will dry entirely on its own.
This is correct, just as it is correct that you can win the lotto with just one ticket. Yes, the carpet will dry on its own eventually. Will it, however, smell horrible or have mould on it by the time it dries? What other damage will the carpet sustain while it dries on its own?
Unless you live in Arizona or the desert, where the temperature is high, and the humidity is low, there is a very slim possibility that the carpet and pad will dry before mould or bacteria begin to cause that musty, damp smell. Wet building materials typically take 72 hours to dry before mould begins to form.
Myth #2: You must remove the damp pad from beneath your carpet.
It’s a common misconception that you can’t get water from a wet pad, even with commercial extraction equipment. The conventional carpet cleaning ‘wand’ seen on the right is what people refer to when they say this. It’s what most people use to clean their carpets. It squirts hot water onto the rug before sucking it back up.
Myth #3: A wet pad cannot be dried under a carpet.
The answer to this myth is the same as it was to the last question. In general, you can dry a damp pad without floating the carpet, although this isn’t always a good idea. For more information, see the answer above.
Myth #4: You must elevate the carpet and use blowers to ‘float’ it.
The answer to this question can be found in the previous question’s response. To recap, if you have deep extraction equipment and know-how to utilise it, you don’t need to float carpet.
Myth #5: Professional carpet cleaning will leave your carpet and pad completely dry.
No. They won’t be able to remove water from the pad unless they employ a deep extraction tool. A standard carpet cleaning wand will not be able to remove enough water from the carpet pad.
Suppose you have more than a few gallons of water spilled on your carpet. As you can see from the above, the issue is that if the carpets and walls aren’t dried quickly enough, you may end up with mould, which is far more costly to treat than simply drying the carpets. In that case, you should hire a professional water damage restoration business to dry your property thoroughly if you can afford it or if you have insurance.
Total Flood Damage Melbourne has over 10+ years of experience in real-world expertise in wet carpet drying in Melbourne, cleaning carpets and eliminating odours from carpets in various settings. The company is a reputable and dependable organisation that provides prompt and skilled water damage restoration services.