Several factors can lead to your carpet getting wet, from leaking appliances, breached foundations and burst pipes. After walking into your home and seeing a wet carpet, you’ll need to make sure the area is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to prevent mold growth and damage to your floors. Mold will begin to form within 48 hours, so it is important to attend to your carpet as quickly as possible. Follow these tips to prevent mold growth on your carpet!
Remove Standing Water
Using a wet vacuum, pumps and towels, soak up as much of the water as you can as soon as you notice the problem. Standing water will cause damage to your walls and floors if left for an extended period of time.
Start Drying the Area Immediately
As soon as the water is moved from the room, you will need to start drying immediately. Bring in large fans and open any windows and doors to allow the space to air dry. Run each fan until the carpet is close to completely dry. At this point, you will need to set up a dehumidifier to drain excess moisture from the air for the next several days, checking the well periodically to drain any collected water to speed up the process.
Contact the Professionals
First, you will need to have a professional carpet cleaning company come to your home to steam and shampoo the carpets for a more thorough clean. This will prevent mold growth. Contact a professional mold removal company to check your walls, baseboards and under the carpet for signs of growth or further damage. Mold can have adverse effects on your home and health if left to grow. For an estimate on mold removal services, contact Infinity Abatement by calling or texting 978-994-8734 or by filling out our online contact form.