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Old 12-12-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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Big boo boo last night

last night I left water running and flooded the carpet any ideas on best way to dry it out
I have ran a shop vac over it twice but it is still wet

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:30 AM   #2
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Unfortunately there is no easy fix without risking damage to the sub floor. Here are a couple links on how to dry it .

5 Tips on How to Dry Wet Carpet - wikiHow

How to Dry a Wet Carpet

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #3
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Put a dehumidifer in and run a hose outside or just keep empty the bucket. Pressure washed the inside of my boat that had carpet glued to the sides. In 3 days was 100% dry.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:42 AM   #4
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Hire a certified professional carpet cleaner to come in and suck up as much water as possible from the carpet. Then using a large type Window fan, position it to blow across the carpet at high speed to help evaporate the leftover water until dry.

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:05 AM   #5
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Yes, keep the air flowing over the whole area until dry or face dealing with mold.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:00 PM   #6
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You could try a rug cleaner rental.. $20 a day at Ace. Then follow up with the big rug blowers, also at Ace.

If your in a warm climate, running the A/C's on High and Coldest will dehumidify things, as will a dehumidifier if you have one.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:26 PM   #7
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Did exactly the same thing!!! Sure glad I'm not the only one who can make the DW shake her head. I used a shop vac to remove the water from the carpet and followed up with a carpet cleaner. I closed up the coach and used a dehumidifier between the two. Worked just fine... no staining. Other than that what DR4fFilm said. Good luck.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:32 PM   #8
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I would start by either getting a good Shop Vac or renting a carpet cleaner,, NOT the Rug Doctor but one of the others.

Forget the chemicals, you only are going to use the vacuum anyway.

Suck as much water out as you possibly can.

Then air, lots of air, moving through the flooded zone, Blow all day and night, if it's warmed it's better as it blows through your home, all day and night, And a de-humidifier will help or bring in fresh air to relieve the moisture, keep the air moving for a long time Till it is dry.

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I also recommend a good dehumidifier. After you suck up what you can, it will remove gobs of water. It will pull out water you could never get to.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:14 PM   #10
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A carpet cleaning company can suck it as dry as possible and spray it with a mildewcide. Then run a dehumidifier for a few days.


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