While everyone is enjoying rain outside their house,
there may be fellow in the next strees in Brisbane, who starts yelling, ‘It’s
raining inside my house’. May be the roof of his house starts leaking and his
living room gets flooded or he comes home and find burst water pipes, leaking
kitchen equipment, overflowing washer, leaking AC unit, blocked toilet etc. and
he gets panic.
In any of the above mentioned cases, it is possible
that the carpets of his house get wet and gives off offensive odour. It can
happen with anyone. So instead of worrying, start working on wet carpet. The
first thought that comes to our mind is to get rid of the nasty carpet by
throwing it out of the house.
Neverthless, if you want to save your carpet, then
its fine. You can perform this feat.
of all, you are required to dry the carpet thouroughly. For this purpose pull
back the carpet and get floor dryers on it. Dehumidifier and high speed fans
can also be used for this purpose because they are helpful in removing the
water underfoot. This method is helpful as long as the carpet has been wet for
less than two days.
to remove solid particles or debris from carpet fibers, method of extraction is
applied. Hot water extraction or steam cleaning is an effective method for this
more the carpet is wet, the more are the chances for it to go bad. In some
cases, it has been observed that if the wet carpet remains for a long time on
the wooden floor then it may lead to mold or mildew formation, which not only result
in structural damage, that could be very ecpensive to repair but also dangerous
for health. This is because of the presence of mold spores. These spores may
affect the air quality of the room and cause several breathing disorders. In order
to remove the mold, it is requisite to take a broom and sweep it upon the mold
in order to loose it up from the carpet. Make sure that this process is done
when the fans are turned off because the spores may scatter in the room and
grow in different places. Once this process is performed, vacuum that area of
the carpet. For more preventions, mix household bleach and some quantity of
water, apply this mixture upon the mold. Let the solution sit for a little and
then use a dry towel to remove moisture from the carpet. It advised to keep the
carpet dry as much as possible to avoid any mold formation.
some cases, it is seen that mold spores cause noticeable odors in your house. This
can be avoided by simple carpet shampooing using a sponge. It is often
recommended to deodorize the carpet. Once it is disinfected, it can be restored
to its original state and can be placed where it belongs in the house.