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05/27/2015
When it comes to removing odors from carpet, you are likely now a pro. However, what do you do if those odors are coming from an area that is now being infested by mold, due to a spill or a flood that was not correctly dried? In order to avoid this question, perhaps it’s best to know how to properly go about drying your carpet when a major spill or flood happens. Drying a flooded room is not an easy task, but Valley Cleanpro would like to attempt to make it less tedious for you today, by providing some tips so you have an idea of what’s next. After the mess is dried, you may find that your carpet could use a great professional cleaning. For carpet cleaning in Phoenix, be sure to get in touch with us. 

Throwing in the Towel 

If the area of the room affected by the flood is only minor, let’s say near an outside wall or around the waterbed that leaked, then you may be able to correct the damage by towel drying the area. You’ll want to do this as soon as you recognize the damage. Put down towels and apply pressure to them. You may then want to apply a carpet deodorizer to the area. 

Bringing Out the Heave Equipment

If the area is larger, up to the whole room or the entire house, then you’ll have to deal with a much more involved process of clean up. 
  • Start by removing the standing water from the room. You might have a shop vac in your garage already, but if not, you should be able to borrow one or find a place where they are available to rent for a day or two. This is an essential part of getting rid of the water that’s still present.
  • Next, you’ll peel back the carpet. Don’t forget that you’ll want to peel back the padding as well. There’s not likely a way that it didn’t get wet too, if there was standing water in the room, and this is a great breeding ground for mold spores if left unchecked.
  • Strategically place stools and step ladders under the carpet and padding you’ve pulled up, ensuring there is enough room under the carpet for the air flow from a fan to get in there and dry it.
  • Don’t leave the fans unattended, especially if you’ve put them under the carpet.
  • Have a bit of patience as, depending on the amount of carpet affected, this project could take up to a few days to successfully dry all of the carpet. Of course, this depends on the amount of fans you have on the job as well. You can always consider borrowing some fans from friends.

Now that your carpet is dry, a professional cleaning could certainly be in order. Having dust and dirt present in your carpet is a great way to lead to mildew and mold buildup, so it’s best to eradicate it as soon as possible. For carpet cleaning in Phoenix be sure to call us at 480-323-8740. Schedule your consultation and cleaning service today. Don’t just steam your carpets, clean your carpets.

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