Last updated: April 17th, 2023

If your carpet is wet, something needs to be done and the sooner, the better! When you follow our tips, you’ll be able to take care of wet carpeting and prevent mould and foul odours from developing. These practical tips will give you the power to restore the dryness and freshness of your carpeting…and to avoid costly carpet replacement.

Note: These recommendations are for a carpet wet with sanitary water from a broken pipe, washing machine hose, etc. If the carpet is wet with dirty water, call in professional carpet cleaners immediately and do not take any risks with your health.

Place Dry Towels Around

You can soak up excess water on wet carpets with dry towels. When you do so, you’ll be able to get rid of some of the water quickly, if not all of it. It’s true that you may need a lot of towels, but this is probably the quickest “home remedy” for wet carpets.

Make sure to switch to a different towel once the current one is saturated. Air out your towels to make sure they dry out properly, and of course wash them before the next use.

Use a Wet/Dry Vacuum

A regular vacuum won’t absorb excess water from a wet carpet. So, you should never use your typical vacuum in order to try and solve this problem. However, if you have a wet/dry shop vac on hand, you will find that using it helps you to take away water.

Get Professional Assistance

The tips listed above will take time and effort. If you don’t have energy to invest in taking care of wet carpets on your own, get in contact with a professional carpet cleaning company in Ottawa like Ja-Doc Inglis.

Good carpet care companies offer plenty of services to their clients, from water damage repair to steam-cleaning to stain removal and beyond. When you call in the right company, you may rest assured that the technicians will take care of things for you and ensure that your carpets are as good as new once again.

Whether you want water removal only or water removal and steam-cleaning, you’ll find that a good company will be able to offer superior services that are also quite affordable.

A consultation may be required, so don’t hesitate to give us a call. We have lots of experience dealing with everything from small carpet stains to huge overhauls of flooded homes, and we know how to handle it all.