One of many things that you need to take care of after a flood is your carpet. Whether the flood was big or small, it is essential to follow some important steps to save your carpet from flood damage.
Other accessories of your home might not need that much precision in order to dry, but carpets are a different ball game, especially if your home has been a victim of a flood. Therefore, you must consider some crucial factors during flood damage carpet drying.
But you do not have to worry about anything because we have got you covered.
In this blog, we will shed light on how you can dry your carpet after a flood. So without further ado, let’s get started.
Shop vacs are usually used for industrial cleaning thanks to their sturdiness and power. Their robust suction quality can not only help you in carpet drying but can also aid you in removing dirt or spills from your carpet.
However, if you do not happen to have a shop vac at your home, you can rent it out from a local hardware shop.
The main reason for using a shop vac is for its ability to process water without breaking. After all, your carpets are likely soaking wet right now!
When you are done with the suction of water and spills from your carpet using a shop vac, the next step is to put some dry towels on your carpet.
What these towels will do is that they will absorb the rest of the water left on your carpet.
Moreover, it would help to take the extra water out if you apply some force to those towels. You can do this by either jumping or walking on the towels.
Also, make sure to walk or jump on these towels until the towels become wet. This will be the indication that your carpet is releasing water.
When you have extracted as much water as possible from your carpet, it’s time to deal with the padding. All you need to do to expose the padding is to peel your carpet away from the floor.
The best way to dry the padding is to start with one end and work your way towards the other. But make sure not to pull the padding with a jerk as it cause the fibres to start breaking.
Now when it comes to drying the pad, start with a shop vacuum as you did earlier. After that, make sure to place the towels on the pad so that any extra water on the pad can be absorbed.
Lastly, you can use a heater or a fan to dry the padding further. Also, if you happen to have windows around that area, do not forget to open them. Windows can be a good source of air circulation.
After drying the padding, ensure to put the carpet and padding back in place.
Well, if carpet drying is not your thing or you feel the need to use a professional, then Mr Flood’s carpet drying service is here to look after your beautiful carpet.
So no matter where you need carpet drying in Sydney, give us a call at 1300 673 566.