While everyone is enjoying rain outside their house,there may be fellow in the next strees in Brisbane, who starts yelling, ‘It’sraining inside my house’.
May be the roof of his house starts leaking and hisliving room gets flooded or he comes home and find burst water pipes, leakingkitchen equipment, overflowing washer, leaking AC unit, blocked toilet etc. andhe gets panic.In any of the above mentioned cases, it is possiblethat the carpets of his house get wet and gives off offensive odour. It canhappen with anyone. So instead of worrying, start working on wet carpet. Thefirst thought that comes to our mind is to get rid of the nasty carpet bythrowing it out of the house.Neverthless, if you want to save your carpet, thenits fine.
You can perform this feat.1. Firstof all, you are required to dry the carpet thouroughly. For this purpose pullback the carpet and get floor dryers on it. Dehumidifier and high speed fanscan also be used for this purpose because they are helpful in removing thewater underfoot. This method is helpful as long as the carpet has been wet forless than two days.2.
Secondly,to remove solid particles or debris from carpet fibers, method of extraction isapplied. Hot water extraction or steam cleaning is an effective method for thispurpose.3. Themore the carpet is wet, the more are the chances for it to go bad. In somecases, it has been observed that if the wet carpet remains for a long time onthe wooden floor then it may lead to mold or mildew formation, which not only resultin structural damage, that could be very ecpensive to repair but also dangerousfor health. This is because of the presence of mold spores. These spores mayaffect the air quality of the room and cause several breathing disorders.
In orderto remove the mold, it is requisite to take a broom and sweep it upon the moldin order to loose it up from the carpet. Make sure that this process is donewhen the fans are turned off because the spores may scatter in the room andgrow in different places. Once this process is performed, vacuum that area ofthe carpet. For more preventions, mix household bleach and some quantity ofwater, apply this mixture upon the mold. Let the solution sit for a little andthen use a dry towel to remove moisture from the carpet. It advised to keep thecarpet dry as much as possible to avoid any mold formation.4. Insome cases, it is seen that mold spores cause noticeable odors in your house.
Thiscan be avoided by simple carpet shampooing using a sponge. It is oftenrecommended to deodorize the carpet. Once it is disinfected, it can be restoredto its original state and can be placed where it belongs in the house.