Flooding is a common cause of water damage in homes. The type of water that gets to the carpet can influence how quickly it dries and how contagious it gets. You should consider which category of water you have in your home before beginning the carpet drying process.
There are several reasons why you should dry wet carpet. Besides the obvious health risks associated with wet carpet, there are other reasons to dry it. Mould growth can be a serious issue, compromising the air quality of your home. This is especially dangerous for people with allergies or breathing problems.
How Long Does It Take For A Wet Carpet To Dry?
The time it takes for a wet carpet to get dry will vary according to the type of carpet. Older carpets may need more time to dry out, because they can absorb more water and hence it will take time to dry completely. The best way to speed up the drying process is to keep the room well-ventilated. Also, if possible, remove weighted objects from the area that is wet.
If your carpet gets completely submerged under water, then it is better hire a professional carpet drying service to assess the damage and to understand how long will it take for the carpet to completely dry
Tips To Dry Wet Carpets Quickly
The below tips will help to dry the wet carpet quickly
Use windows and fans to dry the carpet quickly
Opening windows and running a fan can speed up the carpet drying process. The best way to use a fan to dry carpet is to use a high-powered oscillating fan. Then, keep the fan running until the carpet has dried completely. You can use a small fan placed at each side of the carpet. This will provide adequate circulation.
Use Dehumidifier to remove excess moisture in the room
You can use dehumidifier to remove the excess moisture in the room and in turn it will speed up the carpet drying process. Combining dehumidifier and fan can actually give yo better results. An oscillating fan can throw warm air on the wet carpet and the dehumidifier can remove the moisture in the room. Combining this will give you better results.
Dry towels can absorb excess water quickly
You may have heard that towels can help dry wet carpet quickly. Using towels to dry a carpet quickly requires some physical effort. You need to place a dry towel on the wet carpet and press it hard against the carpet. In this process the towel will absorb excess water from the carpet. And this will help the carpet to dry quickly.
Combining this process with dehumidifier and good ventilation will provide better result.
At Premier Restoration, we specialize in drying wet carpets due to water leakage and flood. Our team has decades of experience in wet carpet drying, and we use the latest equipments and methods to dry your wet carpet quickly.
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