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How to Remove Water Damage from Carpets

We all know what damage a water leak can do to our homes. Carpets can be complicated and can cause a bit of a headache, especially when it comes to cleaning. It is important to treat the water damage on the carpet right away since mold can grow on it and many other health problems can develop. Other than that, a wet carpet can stink badly. When infants are at home, especially crawling ones, this can be more problematic.

You will need to act quickly on the following items:

Leak points should be repaired before your carpet can dry. Water leaks can be caused by many different factors. Broken pipes, leaky roofs, etc.

The Room Needs To Be Cleared Up - It is difficult to fix a room with furniture in it. It should clear up quickly.

The Wet Carpet Must Not Be Walked On - Because the wet carpet is fragile, it should not be walked on. Make sure all personal items are removed.

Here's how you can fix the damage done to your carpet by water.

The Water Must Be Extracted

Probably you will need to use a heavy pump or shop vac to get all the water out of your carpet if it is completely submerged. Both of these can greatly simplify your task. They have a lot of suction power. You can rent both of these items at your local hardware store.

After Using An Absorbent Towel, Follow-Up

In addition to the shop vac, you now need to place an absorbent towel on top of the carpet and press hard to absorb more of the water. In the event that there is still more water seeping into the carpet, then you should seek the help of an experienced professional rather than attempt to fix the problem yourself.

Air Dry The Carpet

When drying your carpet, dehumidifiers can also assist with evaporation and circulation of air. You should check the fan position periodically and adjust it if necessary. If the damage is minimal then a hairdryer can even work well to dry up the carpet. As soon as you finish drying your hair, hold the hairdryer about six inches from where it was before and move in a back-and forth motion. As this cools down enough for comfort level purposes (about five minutes), check whether or not there's any moisture left on either side of an area that just got blow dried—if so then repeat with fresh hot air until all areas are fully cooked!

Replace Carpet Padding

When your house floods, it can be nearly impossible to fix the carpet and padding damaged too. Drying only may not be enough if there's no water-proofing in place underneath, which could result molds that spread even further than what already happened during a flood event itself! So with that being said - I highly recommend removing all of those old wet items from any room so they don't cause any more problems later on down the road..

Professional Damage Fixer

Finally, if the damage is really bad and feels almost impossible to get it fixed with all above mentioned solutions then better hire a professional who can fix your carpet. As such shops are well equipped for major or minor issues that come about due water damages in homes!


We know that the removal of water damage from carpets can be difficult. Not only does it require a lot of time and effort, but there are also many steps to follow in order to get rid of the problem for good. Luckily, we have some insight into how you can do this efficiently without too much headache on your end! Follow the simple steps below to remove water stains effectively and professionally every time.

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