We will come to the subject straight without beating about the bush. If you are facing the problem of wet carpet first thing is take it to the porch or garage, meaning, shift it out of the wet area to a dryer place where further damage cannot be caused. And while you do this be careful that you do not puncture your skin with those carpet tacks while pulling up wall-to-wall carpet. Such skin wounds are likely to put you at greater risk of infectious disease.
What it comes down to is really the technician holding the wand. A good technician on a bad machine will get a better result than a bad technician on a good machine.
If baking soda and vacuuming don’t work, your best bet is to call an trained and experienced carpet cleaner, preferably one that is also an IICRC certified Odor Control Technician.
If using the vacuum is not enough to dry the carpet or if it is taking an unusually long time, you can also use electric fans and dehumidifiers. These two equipments work by sucking out the moisture and allowing it to evaporate. You can, however, skip this step if you do not have the equipments at home. There is no need to rent or purchase them.
A popular and probably most damaging way to dry thick carpet/rugs is to lay them out in the sun. Even a short trip in front of the sun’s rays could fade your rug. I would even recommend not placing your rug in a place where the sun hits it for long periods of the day inside your home let alone outside. This will surely damage your carpet flood damage Melbourne. Better idea is to extract the water and put some fans near it to get air moving and dry it out faster. If laying them in the sun is necessary, put the top side down and lay on a flat surface.
Renting the Truck: There will be a walkaround by you and one of the rental company employees. You will be held accountable for any damage that is not written on this sheet. So be sure to note every little flaw.
Water left in the carpet can trigger mold, stretching, damage to the sub floor, and harm to the adhesive to name just a couple of of the issues. By understanding the type of carpet you’ve you can figure out the right amount of water and solution to make use of so you don’t encounter any of the issues from too much water.
The price of wet dry vacuum cleaners varies according to size and power. A good size to have in the house is a unit with a six gallon bucket and 3.0 hp motor. One thing to remember is that these are not carpet shampooing devices and will not apply shampoo to a carpet. They will however, help to dry a wet carpet. Before buying a shop vac, it is always useful to know what it is that you are going to buy. It is also useful to know a few troubleshooting tips so that you need not call the company for every problem.