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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.