It can be one of the most stressful problems you encounter as a homeowner. A burst pipe, backed-up drain or freshwater flood occurs, leaving your carpets soaked. How can you keep them from being ruined?

From the time of the flood, you have a ticking clock before the damage gets worse. Mold can start growing as quickly as 24- to 48-hours after the flood. And, even clean water can become hazardous the longer it sits. Water can come in contact with dirt in the carpet or soil from the ground outside and become contaminated with dangerous bacteria that can make your family sick.

Our professionals understand how important it is to remove water quickly and thoroughly. We have a process in place to begin flooded carpet drying right away:


Our multi-step process assures that all water and contaminants are removed from your carpet to prevent dangerous contamination. We work quickly and efficiently to return your carpet and home to its preflood state:

Step 1:
Locate wet areas.

Water in carpets may not always be apparent to the eye or to the touch. We use moisture-detecting equipment to figure out where your carpets are wet and where treatment is required. 

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Step 2:
Extract water from carpet and pad.

If water is just removed from the carpet, the pad may stay wet and cause unseen damage later on. Our process assures that the carpet and the pad beneath the carpet are thoroughly dried to prevent mold and water damage.

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Step 3:
Apply disinfectant if necessary.

Mold and bacteria can develop quickly in wet carpets. Our process kills any spores and organisms so that you can enjoy a clean carpet—problem-free.

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Step 4:
Dry carpet, structure and pad.

We use high-powered drying fans and other equipment to ensure that all moisture is removed from the carpet, the pad and the structure below. This allows us to ensure that there is no lingering water to cause damage to your home.

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Carpet Drying FAQs

Will Mold Grow On Carpet That Gets Wet?

Not necessarily. Immediate water extraction and proper drying are critical to mold and mildew prevention. Fortunately, Power Dry professionals understand how important it is to remove water quickly and thoroughly. We provide free onsite assessments anytime, any day!

How Quickly Does Mold Grow in Wet Carpets? 

Mold can start growing as quickly as 24 hours after the flood. From the time water touches your carpeting, the clock starts ticking. And, the longer water sits, the more damage it can cause. 

Here are a few things you should keep an eye on:

Smell: A strong, musty odor is the most obvious sign of mold growth.
Respiratory issues: Mold growth can lead to a variety of health issues if left untreated. 
Discoloration: Mold growth may appear on your carpet and the padding underneath. If you see dark spots or any type of discoloration, contact our mold removal specialists immediately.

How Long Does It Take to Dry Water?

This answer depends on water extraction methods, the carpet type, and the length of water exposure.  
♦ Flooded carpets — 3 to 5 days.
♦ Wet carpets—12 to 24 hours
♦ Woolen carpets take longer to dry than synthetics
♦ Professional fans dry faster than regular fans

How Do You Dry Carpets After Water Damage?

If left unresolved, moisture in your carpets can start mold growth in as little as 24-hours. Not to mention, the type of water flooding your home may contain bacteria, parasites, and other harmful contaminants. As soon as water touches your carpets, contact a professional water removal company. 
Power Dry carpet drying process:
Step 1: Locate wet areas.
Step 2: Extract water from the carpet.
Step 3: Remove and dispose of the damaged pad (if necessary).
Step 4: Apply disinfectant (if necessary).
Step 5: Dry carpet and structure.

When Should You Hire a Professional Restoration Company?

Dealing with water damage issues can be daunting. Contact a professional service like Power Dry as soon as possible to do the job for you. Our team of experts has the tools and experience to get the job done right.

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