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Old 01-09-2015, 02:30 PM   #1
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Hi everybody -

We had a huge water spill on our cheap wall-to-wall carpeting. We've had an electric heater on it for days, and it has dried out somewhat, but it now smells bad. Does anybody know what I should do to fix this problem?

Thanks a lot for any help anyone can give.
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Call in the steam cleaner........
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:15 PM   #3
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Carpet should have been rolled back, padding removed and tossed, dehumidifier and fans used not a heater.
Insurance company notified and they would have sent out a clean up company the same day.
A heater is doing nothing but making ideal conditions for mold to start growing.
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Agree with everyone so far. You needed to at the very least suck out the water from the carpet with a Rug Doctor carpet cleaner. Letting it dry without sucking up the water leaves the odor embedded in the carpet and the pad.

Hopefully, you contacted your insurance company. For carpet damage like this, the pro companies that do fire, flood restoration do a great job as they do that sort of thing about every day.
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Thanks everybody, I know what to do now.

As far as insurance, though, that's not an issue, since it's a rental house and the landlord recently died and we're gonna have to move out in a few months, and the carpet was cheap when it was made, and that was a long time ago.

Thanks again everyone!
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