All month we’ve been talking about April showers and the damage water can cause when it gets inside your home or business. However, our focus has been on basements and businesses, places that often have concrete floors.
What happens when water gets into an area with carpeted floors? Our first thought is often to have the carpet cleaned (which is important!), but making sure you get the rug dry is also important – especially if we can’t get to your house immediately.
Carpets that remain damp for too long can attract dirt, harbor unpleasant odors or create a breeding ground for mold.
Until a ServiceMaster by Ayotte professional can get to your home, your best friend for drying out the carpet is air power. If the weather permits, open a window or door. Moisture wicks away faster when air moves across the wet surface.
Did you know that air conditioning is one of the best dehumidifiers we have? It’s true. Its purpose is to pull moisture out of the air and thus, will help pull moisture from your carpets, as well.
And then, there is the ever-trusty fan. If you have an open space, place a fan on opposite ends of the wet area to speed up drying. If you have an oscillating fan, set it in the center of the room to push air, and moisture, out in a wide circle.
We hope you never have to deal with excess water in your house, but if you do, employ the help of air power and call us to set up an appointment at 507-366-7149.