How to deal with carpet flooring when it gets wet

How to deal with carpet flooring when it gets wet

Carpet needs to be dried as quickly as possible when wet so the subfloor does not become damaged or moldy. Flooring specialists at family-owned 1 Stop Interiors are always available to advise if you need more help after reviewing the following clean-up tips.

And if water damage is extensive and you're shopping for new carpet in Bellingham, WA, visit 1 Stop Interiors, where you can find a large selection of the trendiest styles.

Damp carpeting


There are several ways to dry carpet flooring:

  • Run a fan toward the wet area to help moisture evaporate.
  • Use a dehumidifier to dry it by pulling moisture out of the air.
  • Lay rags or towels over the damp area and pat dry; repeat if necessary.
  • Use a hair blow dryer at a low or medium setting (to avoid damage).

Soaking wet carpet


If your flooring has been soaked with clean water (rather than dirty water that requires professional clean-up), do the following:

  • Rent a sizeable wet-dry vacuum from a local hardware or home improvement store.
  • Extract as much water as possible, lift the carpet off the tack strips with pliers, and remove the padding.
  • Run a fan and a dehumidifier in the room and open windows. Likely, it will take days for the flooring and subfloor to dry.
  • Lay new, identical padding after the area is dry and put the carpet back in place.

Visit our carpet store for your flooring needs


Carpet installation, re-stretching, rug binding, and old carpet disposal are some of the services that 1 Stop Interiors offer. Our service area covers a region in Washington that includes Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley, Anacortes, Ferndale, Lynden, Burlington, Oak Harbor, and Blaine.

Please stop by our showroom in Bellingham today, use our convenient shop-at-home service, or call us.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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