How Should I Handle Small Spills on Carpet? | BCS Cleaning Specialists

The festive season is upon us and disaster has struck! A pipe burst and your carpet got sopping wet. Or an over-zealous guest managed to spill soda or wine all over the carpet. What to do?? In our two-part series, we’ll walk you through how to do with water spills, large and small, on carpet.

How To Deal With Small Water Spills

It’s very frustrating when someone manages to slosh water all over your carpets. But follow our simple steps as quickly as possible to protect your carpet from mold and replacement.

• Remove water as quickly as possible. 

This might seem obvious, but if at all possible, don’t leave it to the air alone to do the job of drying out your carpet. Use absorbent towels and steady blotting pressure (don’t rub) to sop up as much water as you can.

• Use fans to speed up carpet drying process. 

A regular household fan will keep dry air moving across the surface of your carpet and help to dry it out faster.

• Use a dehumidifier to dry out the room. 

Even a small, household dehumidifier will speed up the process and prevent nasty damp smells.

• Steam clean carpet and flooring. 

BCS to the rescue! Our specialist carpet cleaning machines don’t just get carpet wet to clean them – they also contain extremely powerful vacuums specifically designed to suck water out of carpet fibers. These alone will be able to remove a lot of the excess water from your carpets. Plus there’s the added advantage of us being able to then actually clean your carpets, which further reduces the chances of mold spores surviving. 

• Sanitize walls and baseboards to remove mold spores.

You only really need to think about this step if the spill happened right next to a wall or baseboard. If the wet carpet is not contacting either directly, it should remain unaffected.

• Check furniture and remove to air dry in another location if necessary. 

Leaving damp table legs in contact with damp carpet will just cause both to degrade faster, through either mold, rot or damp-damage. Separating them to dry separately will speed up the whole process and potentially save both.

When you’ve done all the above, give the professionals at BCS Cleaning Utah a call at 801 561 1730.  We are experts in disaster remediation for carpets and will be at your home in a jiffy to rescue you from damp-related doom.

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