Wet Carpet Problems


wet carpet problemsDo you have a leak that’s turned into a massive wet carpet problem in your home? Be it an overflowing toilet, water heater sprung a leak, rain poured in through a hole in your roof, or any other flooding calamity that took place. Wet carpet requires attending too as soon as possible.

Just permitting wet carpet to remain soaked brings about numerous problems including delaminating, fiber deterioration, heavy soiling, organic decay, mold, and a nasty smell that may never leave. If you have a damp, smelly, stained carpet, you have a big difficulty on your hands.


Carpets glued to the floor, run the danger of delaminating after the carpet is soaked. The longer the carpet is waterlogged, the greater the risk of the glue breaking down. Shortly, the glue holding the backing will fail and fall apart. And the carpet is no longer securely attached to the floor.

Fiber Deterioration

As the carpet remains soaked, the damage to the structure of its fibers is foreseeable. Not only do the fibers deteriorate, but the whole carpet can also loosen, shrink, or even become misshaped. If the pad under the carpet is also soaked, it will take longer to dry out; thus more aggravating the wet carpet problems.

Heavy Soiling

Even if the water that soaked the carpet is clean; if the carpet is not cleaned and dried appropriately, heavy soiling rears its hideous head. Not only is staining unpleasant, but a greatly soiled carpet also becomes a horrible smelling carpet. This is for the reason that organic decay occurs. All the debris and dirt held deep inside the carpet and its pad, work its way to surface causing stains. It also breaks down causing the horrible smell of decay.


Mold growth is grave distress whenever flooding occurs. These spores are all over the place, indoors and out, just waiting for the perfect environment to grow. Your wet carpet offers them with just such an environment. Actually, it does not take long before mold takes over. When wet carpet continues to be soaked for more than 48 hours, it practically ensures mold colonies.

Organic Decay

Among the problems with wet carpets left to remain wet; is that organic decay occurs. This is actually the breakdown of all the accumulated dirt and debris. As organic matter decays, it produces off-gases which you will immediately recognize due to the strong smell. This problem becomes worse when the water that flooded the carpet, is contaminated just like sewer water.

Wet Carpet Problems – When to Dry Out The Carpet By Yourself And When to Ask for A Professional’s Help

Without a doubt, drying out the wet carpet quickly should be the main concern. Should you do it yourself? Or should you ask the pros to take care of the job? This is dependent upon how extensive the flooding was and what kind of water (clear/clean, brown, or black) flowed in.

Minor clean/clear water troubles are generally handled easily. Just soak up the water with a mop or absorbent towels and then open a few windows and use a fan to speed up the drying. A wet/dry vacuum can also be used to extract as much water as possible.

You also might be capable of handling brown water problems yourself. Only this time, you have to add clean water and a mild detergent to the mix. Soak up the water and after which thoroughly clean the carpet. Once again, extract as much water as you can and make use of a fan to smooth the progress of drying. If the brown water damage is extensive or if staining seems foreseeable, seek professional help as soon as possible. Call Auckland Carpet Cleaning the Carpet Cleaner and we’ll take care of the carpet problem.

Black water problems almost always necessitate professional help. In fact, you must replace the carpet damaged by this kind of water. It is almost impossible to clean carpets and pads soaked with black water. Additionally, the risk of illness is exceptionally high. Just as mold flourishes in soggy environments, so does bacteria.

Depending on the kind of water and severity of the flooding, replacing the carpet may be a single choice.

For Wet Carpet Problems Simply Call

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