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How do you dry wet carpet?

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To dry wet carpet, blot the carpet with towels, and dry it with a wet-dry vacuum. Sprinkle baking soda over the carpet, let the soda sit for 30 minutes, and vacuum the carpet. Fan and dehumidify the carpet until it completely dries.

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  1. Blot the carpet

    Blot the carpet with towels to remove as much moisture as possible. Replace the towels once they are saturated. Set the wet-dry vacuum on dry mode, and repeatedly move it over the carpet to further eliminate the moisture.

  2. Apply baking soda

    Sprinkle enough baking soda over the carpet, and let the soda sit for 30 minutes to absorb any traces of water. Vacuum off the baking soda.

  3. Fan and dehumidify the carpet

    Switch on the fan and dehumidifier, and let them run overnight to eliminate any wetness. Press the paper towel into the carpet to test if the carpet is dry.

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