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Old 07-28-2006, 03:22 PM   #1
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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 !!

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Old 07-28-2006, 03:42 PM   #2
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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.


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You got it Ron -

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