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Wet Carpet Drying Must Be Fast To Save Your Carpet

In the event of flooding, whether due to a burst pipe, a bathtub overflow, or a running tap, if your carpet has flooded and your carpet is wet, you must call a water restoration company as soon as possible! Drying out your carpets fast will save your carpets, stop mould growth, and stop malodour.

Reztor Restoration Can Dry Your Carpet, Underlay and Substrate Without Lifting the Carpet - Reducing the Risk of Damage and Cost of Replacement

Your carpet and underlay may develop these problems if they are not dry quickly:

Mouldy Carpet

Strong Odour Problems

Costly Repairs

Get the facts

We know it can be tough to decide what to do when your carpet is flooded. However, Do not let misinformation from uninformed real state agents, unqualified maintenance staff, or DIY pros fool you. Instead, be sure you know the facts to make the right decision in this stressful time.

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Here’s why:

MYTH #1

I need to call my insurance provider before I act

The Truth:

You shouldn’t wait – you need to act now and start to dry the carpet! When it comes to water damage it’s crucial to call a water restoration company as quickly as possible, ideally within the first 24 hours of water exposure. After that, Your insurance company will be glad that you did everything to minimise the loss and reduce the damage.

MYTH #2

My insurance provider will send a reputable company to provide top-notch service, fix carpet issues, and prevent structural damage and mould.

The truth:

Many insurance providers will set you up with an “approved” company with which they have a partnership. However, when you work with a company approved by your insurance company, you may only get the bare minimum because their primary goal is to protect the insurance company’s money not your’s.

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With Reztor Restoration, you’ll get everything you need to file a claim for insurance purposes in a professional document created by one of our technicians.

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MYTH #3

A carpet will dry by itself - I need a fan or two and an open window.

The truth:

Your carpet won’t dry overnight – or ever, without the proper care! Its take a more than a few fans and a wet vac to prevent water damage to your home. You might severe health and structural problems in the future due to ongoing water damage and microbial growth.

MYTH #4

I’ll save a ton of money by fixing the problem myself

The truth:

A simple mistake can cause hundreds to thousands of dollars worth of future damage. Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to guarantee that the problem is resolved entirely without thermal imaging, professional-grade moisture detection, or certified expertise.

Mould, mildew, and bacteria will grow in the moisture within a few days, causing massive property damage and life-threatening conditions. DIY carpet drying is dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing.

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MYTH #5

Carpet Cleaning Companies have machines that can properly dry my carpet, underlayment and subfloor

The truth:

Carpet cleaning companies often use industrial water extractors, but cleaning flooded carpets requires top-of-the-line technology and industry-leading expertise.

Carpet cleaning machines and wet-vacs will not completely solve your problem.

MYTH #6

A carpet cleaning company is a professional water damage restoration company.

The truth:

Only a few water restoration companies are IICRC-certified to deal with wet carpet damage. The carpet cleaner will usually remove excess water and install a fan. But this won’t help! Call the pros instead!

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MYTH #7

Replacing my carpet with new carpet will fix the issue

The truth:

Replace your carpet to remove the old damp carpet, but you should remove all moisture and microbial growth to ensure your property is safe. Simply replacing the carpet is not enough!



Water can (and will!) get into:

UNDERLAYMENT

SUBFLOOR

BASEBOARDS

WALL CREVICES

CRACKS/HOLES IN CAULK

MYTH #8

If my carpet get wets, it NEEDS to be replaced

 The truth:

We can save your flooded carpet in most cases! Almost always, Reztor Restoration can dry your carpet without invasive/disruptive work.

 

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We take all variables into consideration when deciding whether your carpet can be saved, including:

How long the carpet has been wet.

Whether the water came from a clean or contaminated source.

If the carpet’s backing is still in good condition, or if it de-laminated you with the necessary documentation for your insurance claim.

If the water has caused permanent staining in the carpet.

If there is any microbial growth present

Before installing new flooring, the subfloor and the structure will have to be dried.

A Wet Carpet Is About More Than Just The Water You Can See

You Need A Professional Water Restoration Company To Make Sure The Problem Is Solved Right The First Time...

Otherwise, you’ll be dealing with mould, bacteria, structural damage, and malodour sooner than you’d think

So, if you have a wet carpet, you need to act immediately!
Thankfully, at Reztor Restoration we build custom-for-you solutions to fit every situation: 

We send highly-trained, expert technicians who will treat you like family (after all, compassion is one of our company values)

Our technicians aren't sales professionals, so you'll never feel pressured oversold

If we think your carpet has been compromised or cannot be restored to a pre-loss condition, we will provide you with a detailed insurance report which explains why a new carpet is needed.

We will always recommend the most cost-effective and fastest solution for your situation - and ultimately, you are the one who decides what happens with it.

The duration of treatment varies based on many factors such as:

The Thickness of the carpet

Type of underlay

Size of the area

Temperature

Humidity

If you don’t take your wet carpet seriously now, you’ll kick yourself later.

Whether your carpet is wet from flooding, storms, burst pipes, appliance malfunction, or even a simple leak - and to keep your family and home safe,

Please don't wait. Let us go the extra mile for you and help ease the stress from this challenging time.

Frequently Asked Questions About Wet Carpet Drying

The best thing you can do is attend to the wet carpet as soon as possible to start the drying process and limit secondary damage.

 The best step is to engage reputable water damage professionals to come to the property as soon as the flooding has occurred. The process is to use our water extraction machines to suck the moisture from the flooded carpet; however, this can only get out so much, and drying equipment will be required.

We make use of specialised drying equipment to have your floors dry in approximately three days. This includes the carpet, underlay, and subfloor to ensure that water does not evaporate from the concrete slab causing future problems.

Drying is a science, and with the correct tools for the job, we can know when certain materials have dried. We use advanced moisture testing to monitor the drying process. At first, we determine the dry standard. Moisture testing is conducted in an unaffected room to ascertain the moisture content (MC) within the material (concrete, timber, gyprock, carpet, underlay). To give an example, assume that an unaffected carpet is reading at 14% MC. This has now established our target. We would then continue to monitor the affected areas (expect the MC of the affected area to be at around 30% MC) over the coming days until MC levels have also reached a reading of 14% or less, indicating the carpet has dried.

If not dried sufficiently, there is a high chance that your carpet will start to smell, and mould will develop. It is always imperative to act as quickly as possible as mould can set in approximately 72 hours after the carpet is wet. The carpet will not dry out by itself, and specialised equipment is required. It is best to call Reztor Restoration as soon as possible. Our work involves extracting the water and installing carpet drying equipment to remove all moisture from the walls, carpet, underlay, and sub-floor.

Yes, with today's technology advancements, specialised drying equipment and techniques enable us to dry the affected areas without removing the carpet and underlay. Drying the carpet in place from the top down reduces the chance of shrinkage and further damage to the carpet.

All water damage situations are unique and should be assessed to determine the best course of action. The first step is to extract the freestanding water using a powerful vacuum designed for water extraction. We would then apply antimicrobial chemicals to the carpet to reduce/prevent any bacterial and mould growth. Finally, specialised equipment is installed to complete the drying process.

The best thing you can do is attend to the water damage emergency as soon as possible to start the drying process and limit secondary damage.

The property owner’s insurance policy typically includes a clause that places an obligation on the property owner to take action to mitigate further damages. In a water damage loss (pipe break, etc.) or flood, proper and timely drying and mitigation are necessary to stop secondary water damage. The best step to take is to engage a reputable water damage professional certified by the IICRC to conduct a ‘make safe’ as soon as possible making sure that a detailed report of all damage and work is completed for your insurance companies reference.

Drying is a science, and with the correct tools for the job, we can know when certain materials have dried. We use advanced moisture testing to monitor the drying process. At first, we determine the dry standard. Moisture testing is conducted in an unaffected room to ascertain the moisture content (MC) within the material (for example, concrete, timber, gyprock, carpet, underlay). To give an example, assume that an unaffected carpet is reading at 14% MC. This has now established our target. We would then continue to monitor the affected areas (we would expect the MC of the affected area to be at around 30% MC) over the coming days until MC levels have also reached a reading of 14% or less indicating the carpet has dried.

If not dried sufficiently, there is a high chance that your carpet will start to smell, and mould will develop. It is always imperative to act as quickly as possible as mould can set in approximately 72 hours after the carpet was wet. The carpet will not dry out by itself, and specialised equipment is required. It is best to call Reztor Restoration as soon as possible. Our work involves extracting the water and installing carpet drying equipment to remove all moisture from the walls, carpet, underlay and sub-floor.

Yes, with today’s technology advancements, there is specialised drying equipment and techniques in which enable us to dry the affected areas without removing the carpet and underlay. Drying the carpet in place, from the top down reduces the chance of shrinkage and further damage to the carpet.

All water damage situations are unique and should be assessed to determine the best course of action. Generally speaking, the first step is to extract the freestanding water using a powerful vacuum designed for water extraction. We would then apply antimicrobial chemicals to the carpet to reduce/prevent any bacterial and mould growth. Finally, specialised equipment is installed to complete the drying process.

Yes, drying your wet carpet will eliminate odour problems!

But be warned the wet carpet will not dry on its own. It is one thing to feel the top of the carpet by touch and think it is dry; however, you need to ensure that the underlay and subflooring are dried or otherwise have malodour issues. We recommend you try our emergency carpet drying service. Our skilled water damage specialists will use professional equipment for drying and then treat the carpet with a unique antimicrobial designed for flood damage restoration. 

Yes. Mould needs water, oxygen, and cellulose to develop, and a wet carpet is an ideal space for mould development. It can start developing in water carpet within 24 - 48 hours of becoming wet. Therefore, make sure you act immediately to prevent the colony from spreading further.

If the carpet smell lingers, it signifies a threat to your home, to you and your family members. A foul odour from the wet carpet means that mould or mildew growth is not far away. Due to this, both flooring and your carpet may be exposed to the risk of premature decay. This enhances the risk of respiratory illnesses, nausea, and other issues.

While it's good to quickly dry your carpet after a leak or water damage, the task will be fruitless if you don't take care of a few things first.

Fix the Leak: Before drying your carpet, you need to find and resolve the leak source. Whether the cause of the leak is a broken pipe, a leaking roof, or another issue, you must get that fixed before beginning the drying process to avoid further damage to the carpet.

Clear the Room: You cannot dry a wet carpet properly if you have furniture and items sitting on it. Remove everything on the carpet to a clean, dry space.

Limit Traffic on Wet Carpet: Apart from bringing in dirt, walking on a wet carpet can wear it out due to its fragile state. Before you begin drying your carpet, ensure that any item that will require you to go back into the room is brought out to avoid ruining your hard work.

We have a team of trained professionals to help with restoring your carpet to its original state. If the wet carpet is not dried quickly, it could be damaged permanently, resulting in replacement and additional costs. Our water damage restoration company understands how to dry your wet carpet fast and effectively so that you do not need to replace the carpet. The most important thing is that you act quickly! That's why we offer a 24/7 emergency water damage service.