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04/27/2015
Water and carpets are two things that should only mix only when strictly necessary (for example, when you require professional carpet cleaning in Palm Desert). Still, it’s highly probable that at one point, water will spill on your carpet. If that happens, you need to make sure to dry your carpet effectively. If you don’t, you run to risk of it developing mold and rotting away!

How to Dry Your Carpet Appropriately

  1. Start by grabbing a clean towel and pressing it against the wet carpet. This will help absorb some of the moisture that got in there. Avoid scrubbing the carpet as this can help the liquid penetrate further into the padding.
  2. If the previous step isn’t doing much for your wet carpeted floors, you can also make use of your vacuum. Just run it slowly and thoroughly through the moist area so it can suck up the water.
  3. As for the padding underneath, you can also help it dry simply by allowing it to breathe and exposing to more air. If possible, try lifting the top layer of your carpet so it can get properly ventilated.
  4. While we’re on the subject of ventilation, help move the drying process along by opening any windows and doors nearby. You can also turn on your fans or AC system to promote air circulation.
  5. Believe it or not, a big part of this process is just waiting. Wait for the carpet to dry: this means not stepping on it, and letting it rest until it is 100% free of any moisture and ready to be used again. 
  6. Finally, if after you’ve let it dry, you can sense some humidity (or its smell) in it still, you can try sprinkling a generous amount of baking soda on it. Let it sit there for a few minutes so it can work on the humidity, and then vacuum it away.

Call (760) 501-7843 for Expert Carpet Cleaning in Palm Desert

If you need a reliable team to make your carpeted floors good as new, know that you can trust in Elite Cleanpro in Palm Desert. Their unique carpet cleaning methods is sure to guarantee your satisfaction, so call to get the best team in town!

Contact Paul Tiszai
(760) 501-7843