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When you have a water damage in your home there are so many questions most people have. So many things can get wet in your home from your sheetrock, baseboards, door jambs, cabinets, and of course your flooring. However, most people are only concerned about the carpet because it is something that you can see that is wet and most of the time you can't see when cabinets and walls are wet.

One of the first questions usually asked is, “What about my carpet?” With advancements in technology in recent years we are able to dry the carpet and pad in place. It is usually dry before the structure of the house is dry. To do this the water must have come from a fresh water supply line and we need to get to it within 24 hours in most cases. We have been drying the carpet and pad in place without pulling up the carpet at all now since 2003 and still we are one of the only companies in the City of Houston that is able to do this.

There are many advantages to being able to have the carpet and pad dried in place such as:

  • Less disruption to your life and home after drying is complete.
  • Cost is less than removing, disposing, and replacing pad.
  • Moving furniture is minimized.
  • No damage to carpet like happens when it is pulled up to remove the pad.
  • No damage to carpet from air movers being put under the carpet to dry it and them causing the carpet to slap against the tack strip and fray the edges.

Since carpet and pad are one of the most porous things in a structure and are generally the first things to get wet, then if you have the right types of air movers and LGR dehumidifiers they should be one of the first things dry in the structure. As a water restoration professional, if I couldn't dry one of the most porous things in a structure how would I be able to dry something not so porous like walls, cabinets, or a wood floor. However, many water restoration companies are still using technology developed in the 1970's and will tell you that it is not possible to dry carpet and pad in place. This is simply not true and could cost you more time and money when using one of those companies.

Kevin Pearson is a Master Cleaning Technician with IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) and has been in the cleaning and restoration industry since 1992. He serves on the Board of Directors of the IICRC and on the Board of Directors of the Professional Cleaning and Restoration Alliance since 2004. For information Call Pearson Carpet Care at 281-548-7200 or visit our website at http://www.pearsoncarpetcare.com.

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