CarpetCleaning
To Top

Cleaning Carpet That Has Been Flooded

My washtub overflowed and flooded my family room. How do I get the smell out of the carpet from the rugs being wet? I shampooed them but that didn't help.

By Kaye

Ad

We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun this month! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

October 10, 20110 found this helpful

You call Stanley Steamer or some other company what uses the tank steamer truck. Believe me they will get it clean and smelling great.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
October 10, 20110 found this helpful

Or you could rent a steamer and do it yourself. Backbreaking work, but you'll have the machine for 24 hours and will be able to really sort this mess.

Make sure you get the de-foamer as it sounds as though you've saturated the carpet and padding with way lots more soap than the shampooer could remove. So your first step is going to be getting all that soap up (that's where your odor is coming from-soap actually smells pretty bad if you don't get it all up).

It may take two or three passes with the de-foamer but be patient, and remember to rinse-rinse-rinse with that rental cleaner. It's every bit as powerful as the one the pros use, and should pull the wet out of your carpet with some serious elbow grease.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

October 10, 20110 found this helpful

Forgot to say that you probably won't need to buy the soap when you rent the machine, just the de-foamer that you pour into the tank. Read the directions and good luck to you in this! It is very hard work but the savings makes it well worth it.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning CarpetOctober 7, 2011
Guides
A photo of wet carpet.
Removing Water from a Flooded Carpet
Homemade Carpet Shampoo Recipes
Homemade Carpet Shampoo Recipes
Musty Smelling Carpet
Cleaning Musty Smelling Carpets
Vacuum being run over old dirty carpet
Cleaning Old Dirty Carpet
More
📓
Back to School Ideas!
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/08/22 11:24:46 in 931 msecs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!