To dry the carpet, it is not always necessary to contact specialists. You can get by with home remedies that will cost much less and will not damage the pile of your product. Let’s talk about ways to dry the carpet. What are carpets made of?

Of course, you need to understand that in some cases it is still worth paying extra and trusting professionals. And it will depend on what kind of carpet is in your house. They are of two types:

  • Synthetic
  • Natural

Synthetic ones are cheaper and have less maintenance. Natural ones made of wool or silk are much more pleasant to the touch, they look more interesting in the interior. However, it is precisely for them that the help of specialists is required. But only if you wet the entire coverage area. If there is only a small wet spot on the coating, you can handle it on your own.

Determine the scale of the disaster

There can be a lot of reasons why the carpet gets wet, and, accordingly, there will also be plenty of ways to dry it at home:

  • If you just spilled a small amount of water, you can get by with a couple of towels;
  • If a cat has dropped an aquarium with fish, it is worth arming yourself with a vacuum cleaner and rags;
  • But if you were flooded by neighbours or a pipe burst at home, then heavy artillery will go into battle.

Let’s deal with each case in more detail.

A small amount of water

As mentioned earlier, in this case, you do not have to try hard, and the work will be quite simple.

Make sure that the area to be dried is not under furniture. The fact is that if you leave this area to dry on its own, or simply wipe it with a dry cloth, the fumes can harm not only the place on the floor but also your sofa or chair. Water, getting into the pores of the tree, deforms the furniture, and mould may appear on the fabric, which is much more difficult to remove than to remove moisture promptly. Therefore, if water has nevertheless penetrated under the sofa or armchair, it is necessary to move them away.

Further, if there was little liquid, and nothing squishes under the product, take a few dry towels and start gently blotting the coating.

Tip: Try not to rub the water, but just dry the surface, so you do not break the pile and do not damage the structure.

After the treatment area becomes a little damp, you can leave everything to dry on its own. Furniture should not be moved until it is completely dry.

The average amount of water

The average will be considered the amount that will make the surface squish at the moment when you step on it. That is, you need to pour at least a litre of water. In this case, you won’t get by with rags. This requires more careful processing.

  1. To begin with, we also move the furniture.
  2. After that, you need to wrap the carpet so that the floor is accessible, and at the same time, you can dry the surface itself on both sides. It is best to pull on one of the corners and pull to the opposite side.
  3. After that, it is necessary to wipe the water dry in the right place so that the floors are dry. If left wet, linoleum can deteriorate and crack, not to mention laminate or natural wood.
  4. After that, wipe or dry the inside with a vacuum cleaner.
  5. After the place of “defeat” on the floor is dried, it is necessary to return the carpet to its previous state and begin to dry it. Either, as in the previous case, with rags, or, if you have such an opportunity, with a vacuum cleaner with a washing function.

Tip: You can dry the surface only with a washing vacuum cleaner, since the places of direct current flow are protected by special coatings, and water cannot reach them. This will not only prevent damage to equipment but also protect you from its ignition.

After you have completed all the manipulations to eliminate the wet spot, step onto the place where the water was spilled. If squelching sounds are still heard, repeat all the above steps until they disappear and the carpet is only slightly damp.

The surface is completely wet

In this case, it is necessary to take action immediately, since the more interior items are in the water, the faster they lose their presentable appearance.

  1. First, you need to remove the carpet from the floor. To do this, you need to collapse it. It is possible to take it outdoors, do it and put it in a clean place so that the water drains a small. If this is not possible, in the summer you can take it out to the balcony.
  2. After that, you need to dry the floor. You can contain water with a washing vacuum cleaner, which will be much quicker.
  3. Next, you should unfold the carpet and begin to collect water from it with a rag or a washing vacuum cleaner until it becomes damp.
  4. If it has less than 20% moisture left, you can hang it out to dry on the balcony or take it outside.
  5. If there is no way to take the product out, then leave it to dry in the room by turning on the air conditioner or opening windows and vents so that the moisture has room to evaporate.

Tip: To make the carpet easier to carry, roll it into a roll, as the water-soaked fabric becomes several times heavier than its normal weight.

Drying Precautions

Of course, at home, the carpet is more difficult to dry than when contacting specialists, but still, it is possible if you remember some rules:

  1. Do not walk on a wet surface – this can lead to creases and improper pile placement.
  2. All furniture must be removed from the wet carpet.
  3. It is necessary to dry the product on both sides.
  4. If the moisture is more than 20%, in no case should the product be hung on a clothesline or other place, since under the weight of its weight it can stretch and lose its original appearance?
  5. If you completely wet the carpet and you have the opportunity to take it to the specialists, roll it upside down.

Tip: Do not leave the coating in direct sunlight, it can ruin both the colour and the pile itself.

With such fairly simple methods, you can easily dry your favourite piece of furniture at home, without resorting to the help of specialists. If you follow all the rules and be careful, the coating will remain in good condition and will delight you for a long time!