Adequately dried basement carpet?

Old 03-15-19, 05:32 PM
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Adequately dried basement carpet?

We have some cheap carpet down in a basement bedroom (previous owner installed it, Iím fairly certain there isnít even padding installed between the underfloor and the carpet, or if there is, it isnít much).

Today, about half a gallon is cream bucket worth of water (maybe less) got spilled onto the carpet in about a 1ft by 1ft area, at the absolute most.I soaked up as much as I could with bath towels, tried using the wet/dry shop vac (which didnít seem to pull in any water at all).

Iím highly allergic to mold, so Iíd definitely like to stop this before it can become a problem, but I also recognize that itís a really small patch of the carpeting and could be worrying over nothing.

Is there anything else I should do to try to dry this spot to avoid mold? (Figuring out how to lay a stand fan on its side to help dry it out or something)
Old 03-15-19, 05:34 PM
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A box fan, keeping air moving on it is probably all that is needed.
Old 03-16-19, 12:43 AM
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A small water spill itself wont cause mold, mold is possible in constently damp, wet environments!

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