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02/28/2019
There's a strong possibility that your carpeted floors will get wet at some point. To learn how to dry them appropriately, read the tips in this post by Denver Cleanpro in Denver, CO.

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How to Dry Your Carpeted Floors Effectively

React Fast to the Situation

The first things you should realize are the consequences of allowing your carpeted floors to be wet or damp for extended periods of time. Basically, your carpeting could get ruined from the moisture trapped in it. What's worse, is that a moist carpet can create the perfect living environment for mold to grow on. This can then result in it infecting your home entirely, and making your family sick. This is why, if you want your carpeting to remain mold-free and adequately dry, you need to react fast to whatever situation that could result in it getting wet (a spill, a wash, an accident, or other). Continue reading so you know what steps you should take promptly to prevent a dire situation.

Get Rid of Excess Moisture

Now, let's start the actual tutorial portion of this post. The first thing you need to do to dry your carpet well, is to get rid of the excess moisture that could be present because of the spill or other event that caused it to get wet in the first place. To make that happen, you will need to blot the area thoroughly. It is recommended that you grab a clean cloth or a towel to that end. Then, you will need to press on the affected area to absorb as much of the liquid as you can. If you deem it necessary, you could even try picking up some of the moisture with your vacuum cleaner.

Expose the Padding Under the Carpet

To perform this next step, you will need to understand a bit more about carpets. Your carpeted floors are made up of different layers. The one responsible for offering the cushiness that you know and love from your carpeting is called the padding. Needless to say, without it, your carpet would be significantly less comfortable. The thing is, when your carpet got wet, the liquid could have penetrated the surface and reached the padding. To keep that important component from developing mold, you should allow the padding to breathe and get ventilated. To that end, you should lift the exterior layer of the carpet and expose the padding.

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Increase Air Circulation in the Room

How do you dry anything that has gotten wet? You let it ventilate, right? Well, you should do that same thing with to your carpeted floors. To ventilate them properly and let them dry in its entirety, you will need to increase air circulation in the room. There are a few different ways you could do this. For one, you open the doors and windows in the room, so the air can flow through. Another approach you could take is to turn on fans or the AC system in your home.

Allow the Carpet to Dry Fully

For this next step, all you need to do is wait for awhile. The drying process can be slow at times, which is why you will need to be patient. It's important that the carpeted floors dry fully, so try not to use the damaged area until you're certain that everything is dry. If needed, create a perimeter around it so you can ensure no one will step on it and ruin the drying process.

Sprinkle Baking Soda if Needed

Last but not least, there's one last step that you need to take into account if there is a smelly after-math to getting your carpeting wet. If you get a humid scent in your home once everything is said and done, you can use baking soda to neutralize the smell. First, you will need to sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda all over the damaged area. Then, you should let it sit there for a few hours. After the time has passed, vacuum the baking soda away (along with the smell).

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