Carpet Drying

At Flood Response, we provide 24/7 flooded carpet drying services across Melbourne.

Even minor water damage can ruin carpets unless you act fast. Left untreated, moisture in your carpets can promote the growth of mould and mildew. It can also release allergens and contaminants into the air and lead to rot in the carpet fibres and underlay carpet padding. The moisture can even seep into surrounding walls, floors and building structures.

If your home has recently been flooded, untreated moisture can cause a variety of problems, including:

  • Irreparable damage to carpet fibres and adhesives
  • Growth of mould and mildew
  • Health issues due to the release of bacteria and allergens into the air
  • Moisture seepage into structural materials like wood, plaster and GYPROCK

Do You Need Carpet Drying Services? 

If you’re dealing with flooding caused by storm damage, a burst pipe or an overflowing toilet, you need an expert team that knows how to deal with wet carpets. At Flood Response, we provide complete carpet drying and water-damaged carpet repair and restoration services to homes and businesses across Melbourne.

We are industry accredited and use proven water extraction, drying and restoration processes to treat flooded water damage. Advanced air filtration systems are also used to remove odours, allergens, bacteria, mould and other contaminants.

Our experienced flood damage experts will assess your situation to determine the most efficient and cost-effective procedure for carpet drying, repair and restoration. Firstly, we use specialised tools to check the extent of damage and advise you on the next steps to handle repairs as necessary.

How We Dry Wet Carpets: Our Process

When it comes to carpet water damage, our team will thoroughly assess the damage and implement a drying and cleaning process using state-of-the-art equipment.

To restore and dry wet carpeting, our carpet water damage process includes:

  • Extract the water: We extract water using heavy-duty equipment designed to remove standing water quickly and effectively. We also relocate all items to unaffected areas to reduce the risk of further water damage.
  • Dry and purify: Flood damage carpet drying is carried out using air movers and dehumidifiers to remove all traces of moisture. In addition, we constantly monitor moisture levels across the area. Air filtration systems are used to remove odours, allergens, bacteria, mould and other irritants.
  • Clean and restore: Once the water has been extracted and the moisture removed, the carpets can be fully cleaned, sanitised and restored. 

What Equipment Do You Need for Carpet Drying

Here are some equipment we use for our carpet drying service

Extraction Tools

We use the best heavy-duty water extraction tools on the market, such as flash extractors and water claws. These tools can remove large amounts of standing water in a short time, including water that has seeped into the carpet.

Air Movers

An air mover is a portable machine that blows air low on the ground, across the surface of a floor or carpet. This forces the water to evaporate faster, which is why this is a popular piece of machinery both in the restoration business and in industrial cleaning (most offices can’t afford to wait hours for the carpet to dry).


Another tool that we use for drying out carpets after flood damage is a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers work by drawing out damp air and condensing it into water molecules, which is stored in a tank in the machine. The machine also pushes out dry air, which then blows into the carpet.

Dehumidifiers used in combination with air movers are one of the best ways to thoroughly dry a carpet after water damage. They ensure that no water is left behind.

Restoration Machinery

There are several types of machinery that can be used to clean a carpet. Some examples include steamers and rotating brushes. For persistent stains, we can use carpet shampoo or dry cleaning equipment for a more effective job.

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What to Expect from Carpet Drying Services?

  1. Carpet Spot Cleaning & Drying
  2. Carpet Odour Control and Sanitisation
  3. Carpet Moisture and Water Extraction
  4. Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning
  5. Anti-Allergen Treatments
  6. Carpet Shampooing
  7. Mould Remediation

If you hire a professional to help you get your wet carpet dry, they can provide carpet water damage repair, restoration, and drying services. At Flood Response, we use proven water extraction methods to dry and restore carpets and treat water damage. 

How to Dry a Water Damaged Carpet

If your carpet has been damaged by water, it’s important to dry it out as quickly as possible. The longer it stays wet, the greater the risk of mould and mildew growth.

For small water spills, you can dry your carpet by blotting it with towels or using a dry/wet vacuum. Put wet towels away, and if possible, open the windows and doors to allow better airflow. Once the carpet is completely dry, be sure to vacuum it thoroughly before using it again.

For larger flooding situations, a professional water damage restoration service may be needed. Professional services use specialised equipment to remove water quickly, restore carpets and treat for mould or mildew growth.

If you’ve experienced a flood in your home or business, contact Flood Response for expert help today. 

Flooded Carpet Drying – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can I dry my wet carpet fast?

The best way to dry out a wet carpet fast is through the help of a professional carpet cleaning company. They will have the right equipment to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

How long does it take for a carpet to dry?

Normally, flood carpets take three or five days to dry out. Wool rugs are more likely to dry out than synthetic carpets. Drying time also depends on the air circulation, temperature, and humidity of the room.

What soaks up moisture from carpets?

One of the best ways to get rid of moisture from carpets is by sprinkling some baking soda over the damp carpet. Baking soda is able to retain moisture without leaving behind any undesirable scents.

Is it OK to let carpet air dry?

Letting wet carpet air dry is not the best option, as it can lead to mould and mildew growth. The best way to dry wet carpet is through the help of a professional carpet cleaning company.

When do I need new carpet padding?

If your carpet padding has been flooded, it is likely that it will need to be replaced. The padding underneath can hold onto water, and mould can grow quickly in a wet area.

Do you need specialised equipment to dry a flooded carpet?

Yes, you will need specialised equipment to dry a flooded carpet. This includes a dry/wet vacuum cleaner, dehumidifier, and air blower. You may also need to use a carpet steamer to disinfect and dry the carpet.

Does baking soda absorb moisture from a carpet?

Yes, baking soda can absorb moisture from carpets. It is a good idea to sprinkle some baking soda on the wet carpet and then use a wet dry vacuum cleaner to remove the moisture.

Will carpet padding dry out?

The drying time for wet carpet padding will depend on a few factors, such as the type of padding, the weather and the humidity levels in your home. But in general, it will take a few days for the padding to dry completely. Most times, however, you may need to replace carpet padding entirely if it has been wet for more than 48 hours.

Why to Choose Flood Response for Drying Wet Carpets?

Working with Flood Response offers several benefits, some of which include:

24/7 Availability

Carpet drying after flood occurrences can be stressful. Flood Response offers around-the-clock availability, ensuring that clients can receive help whenever they need it, even in the middle of the night or on weekends.

24/7 Availability

Comprehensive Services

Flood Response offers a comprehensive range of services, including carpet water damage assessment and restoration, carpet cleaning, water extraction, odour control, and mould removal, providing clients with a one-stop shop for all their carpet restoration needs.

Comprehensive Services

Expertise and Experience

Flood Response has a team of experienced professionals with expertise in carpet drying and restoration. We offer carpet drying services in Melbourne, providing clients with peace of mind knowing that their carpets are being handled by skilled professionals.

Expertise and Experience

Contact Us

To learn more about carpet drying, cleaning or other water damage services and how we can help you reduce risks and damage, please phone us on 1300 819 396, contact us here or fill the form below.