Effectively Cleaning A Carpet After Water Damage

If you have ever suffered through a flood then you know that you will need to complete a lot of clean up in order to get things back to normal in your home.  This is especially true when it comes to your carpet.  But, the thing that you need to keep in mind is that you do not have to throw your carpet away.  There is a way to effectively clean your carpet after you suffer from any type of water damage.

1.) You will need to get the carpet up off of the floor and then get it taken outside where it can begin to air out.  This is very important because you want to get the padding underneath of it out so you can replace it.  You do not want any mold growing under there.

2.) Clean the carpet with fresh, clear water so that it any dirt and residue will be removed.

3.) Use a good cleaner to clean the hard wood floor and run fans over the hard wood floor so that it will dry more quickly. You may need to replace any molding tongue and groove boards.

4.) Let the carpet air out for several days in order to ensure that it is completely dry.  You will only be defeating the purpose if you put it back while it is still wet.

5.) Place new padding on the floor and then tack the carpet back into place.

It is possible to save your carpet after you have experienced water damage.  However, you need to remember that it will be labor intensive and it will be time consuming.  If you do not have the time to do this work, or you just do not want to,  you might want to call a professional.