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Saturated Carpets: 4 Helpful DIY Tips You Can Try


saturated carpetsIt’s horrible to be wandering through your house and the feel is squelching underneath your feet as you realize that your carpet is now soaked with water. Saturated carpets can become a breeding ground for mildew and mold. What should you do? Well, the first thing to do is not to panic. Then, the second thing to do is to call a water damage restoration company.

But before calling a water damage restoration company, you may try to do some DIY first especially if the damage is not that big. Here are a few things you can try to do with yourself to mitigate the damage in saturated carpets before they arrive.

4 DIY Tips to Remove Damage with Saturated Carpets

Nowadays, there are a lot of ways we can search on the net that could help us to either, prevent, remove, or stop the spread of damage in our valuables. In terms of saturated carpets, here are some tips that could help us to remove and stop the spread of water damage in them.

  • The first thing you should always do is open up the windows if only to begin with. The more airflow you can get into the room the better. All items that have any contact with the carpet including beds, boxes, and other things should be removed from the room.
  • You will need a vacuum that can suck up water without pressing too hard, which will cause the water to spread further throughout the room, and start to vacuum on the water. This may take several attempts.
  • If possible get several large box fans and set them in the four corners of the room blowing air from the room. This will help drive a carpet more rapidly.
  • If you have access to a dehumidifier that will help get rid of moisture even faster. You have to use both the fans and the dehumidifier over several days to be sure that you got rid of all the water. Eventually, the carpet should become dry. Be aware though that without calling in a professional and without tearing up the carpet you can never be sure you got all the moisture just by doing these things.


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