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tribe_fan 07-28-2006 03:22 PM

Carpet Water Damage
If someone had some minor flooding - and I know a lot of people who just did - Is it enough to use a shop vac to remove all possible water, and use a fan ?

All my research states to pull up the carpeting to dry the padding properly (or replace the padding).

Eight inches of rain !!

Ron The Plumber 07-28-2006 03:42 PM

Wetvac will not be enough, you need good air circulation between the layers to properly dry out, not doing so will be asking for mold to grow.

I may not understand what your asking here.

tribe_fan 07-29-2006 11:00 AM

You got it Ron -

They pulled up the rug, and are replacing the padding.

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