It’s happened to all of us. In a fraction of a second you turn your head and there’s a big splash. You can see water all over. Right there, your wet, dry carpets will soak up each drop. Do not panic. Acting quickly in such circumstances is important for many reasons. We’ll find out why time is crucial – recommended reading!
The sooner you act in response to any water intrusion the better. As sponges, carpets absorb water and everything else. You could have anything from dust and grime, to potentially harmful materials. Quick action will reduce the amount of contaminants on your carpet and help to maintain its longevity.
When you leave your clothing wet, it can give off a musty scent. This is mold or mildew. These unwelcome guests thrive in wet conditions. This fungus thrives in damp carpets. In the absence of treatment, these fungi will quickly grow, pose health risks, and leave a foul smell. A quick drying process can reduce the chance of mold or mildew forming.
In terms of health, water that has been stagnant or is moist for an extended period can cause bacteria to grow and attract insects. The carpet you love could become an allergen hotspot. Responding quickly will not only maintain the carpet integrity, but ensure that you and your loved ones are in a safer environment.
It’s important to note that wet, slippery carpets can be dangerous. It is easy for a carpet to become slippery on hardwood or tiles, and this can happen especially if the floor has a lot of texture. The risk of an injury in your household is minimized by quickly cleaning up the waterlogged mess.
Think about your wallet, too! It is important to remember that the longer you allow a rug to remain wet, then the greater the chance of permanent damage. Replace carpets or not? The cost can add up. An easy mop up could save you money later.
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