Tips to Remove Water from Carpets
Water, the invisible stalker of carpets and drywall! When your home or business is faced with water damage or even general moisture, you may not see it, but it will cause damage and possibly even danger. One of the least fun places to have water sitting is in your carpets, not only will it smell but it will eventually create mold and other harmful bacteria. So how exactly do you make sure that water is properly removed from carpets?
There are a few different options and steps to take when it comes to getting water out of the carpet.
Good ole fashion towel dry
A good place to start is soaking up the water with large towels. This will be an option to at least get the process started and hopefully get a good amount out. Of course, some situations won’t allow for an immediate towel dry.
Wet Dry Vac
If you do not have your own wet-dry vacuum, you may be able to rent one. Using one of these will be a good method to get the water that you may not see or feel, the power of the vacuum will suck up that water at the base (even under) your carpet.
Dry it out
Another easy method to help the process is to use industrial size fans and dehumidifiers to air dry the rest of the water in the room. This is helpful, but will usually be towards the end of the process and paired with other methods.
These are just a few simple DIY methods to remove water from your carpets. It is crucial to get the area dry and cleaned as soon as possible. This will help to preserve your carpets, but also protect you and your loved ones from the build-up of mold and bacteria. If you find that your floors are far too saturated to handle on your own, give SERVPRO a call, our disaster recovery team will be able to help you get your property dry and back to normal in no time!