Drying Wet Carpet Services in Sydney
The five key steps in drying wet carpet
If you’ve been hit by a flood, or your pipes have burst and filled the house with water, then the first impulse may well be to start looking for new carpet. After all, it’s going to have to be replaced, right? The good news is that if you work fast enough, drying wet carpet properly can in fact save it. You do need to work fast though – as soon as you notice the flood occurring.
- Contact the experts in drying wet carpet The sooner you get a professional on-site, the better. With Mr Flood, our 365-day, 24/7-hour service means that in most cases we’ll be on site within an hour, ready to immediately assess the damage and start the drying and restoration process.
- Remove the water immediately The first step in drying wet carpet is to remove the surface-level water. You can start this process before Mr Flood even gets on-site if you have access to a wet/dry vacuum. If not, wait for the professionals, as many people try to use towels, heaters and conventional vacuums to sop up the water, and these are either ineffective or quite dangerous as the risk of fire or electrocution is very high.
- Steam clean the carpet and flooring Once the environment is as dry as possible, the next step is to steam clean and deodorize. Wet carpet smells terrible, and it can be tempting to remove it on that basis alone, but if you’re fast enough in drying it, the smell will go away. Depending on the underlay, there is every chance that it will need to be removed and dried offsite or it may need to be replaced depending on the type underlay that you have and its condition.
- Install air movers Once the excess water has been removed from the environment air movers are deployed to promote moisture from carpets and subfloors into the air space, and to assist in the drying process through the circulation of air.
- Use a dehumidifier To preserve your carpets, you need the environment to be as dry as possible, as quickly as possible, as a flood leaves high levels of moisture and dampness in the air that can be re-absorbed into the carpet if not removed effectively.
Depending on the space, the Mr Flood technician may also deploy dehumidifiers remove and dispose of excess moisture within the environment.
Talk to your attending expert from Mr Flood if you have any concerns about any step in the process. A flooded floor can be a frightening thing to come across, but after you go through these five steps in drying wet carpet, you will likely find that the damage isn’t anywhere near as extensive as it might have seemed initially.