How to Clean Damp Carpet
Cleaning and drying wet carpet is an important step in maintaining the quality and longevity of your carpet. If you don’t take care of it, mold can grow, odors will develop, and stains will set. Let’s discuss how to get that wet rug dry as soon as possible so that you can spend less time worrying about it!
The first step in cleaning wet carpet is to remove as much of the water from it as possible. This can be done by using a vacuum cleaner or towel to soak up any excess liquid before trying anything else. Next, spot-clean stains and protect your flooring with towels if needed.
Once you have removed all the standing water, try one of these tricks for drying out your rug: – place an electric fan on high nearby; – use a heater that has strong airflow (such as a hair dryer); – cover the entire area with sheets/blankets and wait until morning when things are warmer outside; or, turn off lights in room and open doors and windows so cold air will enter–this helps the water evaporate.
The best way to dry out your carpet is with a dehumidifier–we recommend the Eva-dry Electric Dehumidifier for up to 400 square feet! The last line of defense against wet carpets is anti-mildew agents like potassium sorbate, which are used in conjunction with an air purifying device that removes odors and moisture from the room’s atmosphere. Finally, never use hair spray or any petroleum products on your rug as these will only make it worse.