There may be fresh spills of drink all over your carpet. How are you going to deal with it? How will you get those stains off your carpet? Or, may be water has ruined your carpets. Bursting of water heater, toilet leak, or your kid has left the tap running all the while. What are the possible ways to dry the carpets to lower the damage to your carpet and pad? Relax, the good news is, clearing that stain on your carpet or drying the wet carpet is not a difficult task at all as you would be amazed at how rapidly you can get rid of that jumble if you know what to do.

Firstly, you need to know few common things about dampness and carpets. The carpets that we usually have in our homes are guarded with pads beneath. The pad can measure anywhere up to one-fourth inch to an inch. The pad helps in providing a cushion, and renders your carpet a squishy, and comfy feel when you walk over it. However, commercial carpets that are placed in stores and offices doesn’t have pad under it.

The main role of a carpet pad is to soak water like a sponge. The only issue with the pad is, it is more of a sponge, and can clench many times its own load in water. As already said, the pad is there to bolster your feet, so it is squidgy in nature, soaking up water very much like a cleaning sponge.

Here are few myths of wet carpet cleaning:

  1. A wet carpet is capable of drying on its own: This is absolutely true; the carpet will dry on its own. But, there are chances that it emits a bad smell, or have bacteria on it, by the time it dries up on own.

If your carpet is dry, does that mean, the pad has also dried up? No, there are very little chances, as the pad holds a lot of dampness than carpet, and are blocked from letting the moisture out due to the carpet over it. So the bottom line is, even if your carpet is dry, the pad is not.

  1. The wet pad has to be removed from the carpet: It is believed that you can’t take out water from a damp pad, even with high-end extraction machines. It is not so! There are numerous water extraction equipment available for you to eliminate water from the pad.
  2. It is impossible to dry the wet pad: No, you can dry a wet pad, without hanging that carpet.
  3. If you dry a highly wet carpet, you will not have that moldy carpet odor: That actually depends. If you quickly dry up your carpets in a correct manner, there will be no odor. However, if both the carpets and pads are not swiftly dried, then you are bound to have that moldy lingering smell.

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