A storm broke your living room window and rain soaked your wall-to-wall carpet. The toilet overflows and soaks a throw rug in your bathroom. Should you try to save these rugs or just throw them out right away? The answer is based on several factors. Here are the criteria to help you decide the best approach to deal with wet carpeting.
Where Did the Water Come From?
The source of the water that soaked your carpet helps determine whether it can be salvaged or not.
Inevitably you will deal with water damage at some point. Water may flood your home due to a burst pipe, an overflowed toilet, or a mischievous toddler. Depending on the type of hard flooring in your home, you need to take measures to remove the water.
Ceramic and porcelain tile flooring is probably the most resilient against water damage as a non-porous surface. However, grout and adhesive can deteriorate if left in water too long.