Most calls that come in to our company , are about carpet that got wet. ” my carpet and pad are soaking and i need help getting them dry” Letting carpet dry after a flood on its own.( some say it will dry by itself) it first will start to smell after 24 hours or so and then reek . The bad part about it is not the smell of the wet carpet but the things that will start to grow in the damp carpet. Mold. If handled properly, water is extracted , than fans and dehumidifiers are used to dry the carpet , then the carpet needs to be cleaned professionally. Carpet Cleaning Vista video shows the proper technique to be used for cleaning. Make sure to call a professional water damage company when you have the misfortune of a flood. Though it will cost you money, not responding will actually cost you more.
- Replacing Carpets in Calgary after Flooding (philmarilyn.wordpress.com)