How can I dry out wet carpet?

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To get carpet really dry, you need to get to the source of the problem first. Before you begin any method of drying the carpet, make sure there will be no other liquids drenching your dry plans. If the carpet is truly drenched, you can start by pulling up the carpet. This will allow you to dry the carpet pad and base of the floor and check for mold. Also, with the carpet not attached to the floor, you can dry the carpet from both sides. If you can hang the wet part of the carpet, you can leave fans to blow it dry. Once the carpet is dry and the base of the floor, too, you just have to staple the carpet back down.

While the carpet may dry out, you may not like the look or smell of it afterward. If worse comes to worse, the great thing about carpet is that it can be replaced.
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1. Remove furniture from a wet carpet and place in a dry area. 2. Run a wet/dry vacuum over the wet carpet. Start at one end of the room and slowly glide the vacuum back and forth
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1. Spread towels over the area of wet carpet. You'll then need to walk up and down the toweled area until the towels are completely saturated. Take those towels away and replace them
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If it is really soaked, you should use a carpet-cleaning machine to suck as much of the liquid out as you can. You could also step on the area with towels and get as much liquid out
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Hi Chris; I need to know some facts. What type of carpet do you have. Is it a tufted or a woven carpet. Is the pile wool, nylon, polyester, olefin, or a blend. What type of pad
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How to Dry Out Wet Carpet
Wet carpets can result from a leaking water heater, washer or sink pipes. Whatever the reason, the moisture requires quick removal before it permanently damages the pad and the carpet. If the carpet padding becomes saturated and cannot dry properly, mold... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
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