4 Superb Ways to Make Your Carpet Dry Quickly
It’s very important that your carpet is completely dry all the time. When there’s moisture left and failed to dry right away, it will attract bacteria. Your carpet will become an ideal environment for a lot of mould. This can cause several problems to your home and, of course, your health. In case there’s been a leak and it caused your carpet to become soaked in water, you need to get it dry in less than 48 hours. Beyond 48 hours and it will cause severe damage to the floorboards and foundation.
One way to test the condition of your carpet’s fibres is to walk on it with no shoes or slippers on. This way you can determine the current texture of the carpet and use the following methods to dry it.
- Vacuum. The water damage problem can temporarily be solved by vacuuming the carpet. Although, you can choose the most effective solution which is to call up a professional carpet cleaning company to take all of the excess water out. Be careful though, as you should never try to use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of a large amount of excess water. Vacuum cleaners are not made for this function, and they can break.You can easily buy a vacuum cleaner at almost any hardware store, but if this fails you can always contact us to dry the carpet for you.
- Let the pad dry. If in case you hear a squishy sound when you step on the carpet, it’s a sure sign that the water has seeped into the carpet’s fibres and into the base. To dry this up, you have to take a corner of the carpet and lift it a little bit so that the pad will be exposed allowing it to dry.
- Use a fan. If there is very little amount of water present in the carpet, you can easily use a fan to blow directly on the wet spot. Another trick is to use the vacuum cleaner to blow air on the wet spots.
- Get a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier is also recommended to be placed close to the wet areas of the carpet. It’s also important that you observe if there’s a musty scent, which is a sign of mildew. When this happens, replacing the pad of the carpet is the only option you have.
Whenever your carpet has a lot of water, use these methods to dry it out. But there’s a possibility that you will eventually end up having to remove the pad and the carpet to check if it has affected the floor. The floor should also dry right away, or it can result in buckling.
A dirty and wet carpet will attract a lot of bacteria and contaminants that will cause damage and problems in the long run. When your home is flooded, and the water is not safe, contact Bond Cleaning Australia to handle the job and avoid further damages to your home.
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