If you’ve ever had a flooded home, due to a burst pipe or a downpour outside that flooded your home, then you know how challenging it can be to get your home back to normal, especially if you have wall to wall carpet. If you choose to go about drying the carpet on your own, there are certain tools you’re going to need. Here, we’d like to help with that by providing you with some tips on how you can go about repairing and drying out your carpet after a home flood. Of course Denver Cleanpro is available to assist you if you decide the job is just too big. For carpet cleaning in Denver, remember us.

You’ll want to take care of the drying of your carpet as soon as possible, as leaving your carpet wet for any substantial amount of time could lead to mold and mildew, which may later require either that you patch your carpet or have it completely replaced. So, if the flood or spill is only minor, you should consider towel drying your carpet first. Take old towels, apply them to the wet area, and apply pressure. You may also consider using a hair dryer to make this process go a bit faster, but be mindful of the fact that you will then be using an electrical object near a wet surface, so be careful.

Now, for more severe flooding, the first step is to rid the room of standing water. Much of the process of drying flooded carpet is in using electrical items, such as fans. Before you’ll be able to get those in the room, the standing water will need to be removed. It’s recommended to use a wet vac to do this job. You may have one of your own or you can rent one easily to help in this endeavour. You should under no circumstances, use a regular vacuum to remove water from carpet. At the very least, this could cause irreparable damage to your vacuum, not to mention that it could be extremely dangerous for you.

Once the standing water is removed, you’ll need to go about the process of the thorough drying. In this process you cannot forget about the carpet padding. This is especially true when dealing with a flooded room in its entirety. Neglecting to get the backing dry could lead to smells you can’t determine the source of, at the least. It could also lead to a breeding ground for mildew and mold to grow.

Now, in order to dry a carpet thoroughly, here’s what you’ll need to do:
  • Peel the carpet back from the corner of the room, outward
  • Place chairs or stools under the carpet to hold it up
  • Put fans strategically throughout the room, under the raised carpet, in order to dry the affected areas
  • Move the fans throughout the day in order to ensure that the carpet is dried well and evenly
  • This could take multiple days to complete
  • Replace the carpet when finished
Regardless of the stage of drying your carpet is in, if you decide you need help completing the job or could just use a great cleaning after the mess of the flood is said and done, be sure to contact us for carpet cleaning in Denver. Call us today to find out how we can best assist you, (303) 903-1261. Remember, don’t just steam your carpets, clean your carpets.

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