This depends on the type of carpet, its age, and how long it’s been wet for. It also depends if it’s clean water or contaminated water. The wet carpet will soon start to smell. This is because bacteria have started to grow, and if the carpet is left unattended, this will turn to mould. Before you rip out the carpet, call in the experts, as we may be able to save it.
Even if your wet carpet has been sitting there for a few days, there’s still a good chance the carpet drying process can successfully be performed. However, acting fast is always the best approach, so it’s best to call us as soon as you notice flooding has occurred.