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How to Remove Musty Smells from Carpets after Water Damage

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

cleaning lime green carpet When you need help removing odors, you can count on us for our expertise.

In the average household, plumbing leaks contribute to more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted annually. But what’s worse than the water wasted is the damage that leaks themselves leave behind.

Water damage can severely impact your property’s structure. But besides a damaged structure, other valuables in your property, like carpets, can also be impacted. 

When water attacks your carpets, you can always rely on SERVPRO’s Amarillo water damage restoration services. But before we remove musty smells from the carpets after water damage, it’s important you follow the below tips to ensure you can save them. 

Make Sure the Area is Dry

After flood waters have receded or plumbing leaks have been fixed, the first thing you need to do is dry the carpets. When drying the area, open your windows and use fans if necessary. If you have a dehumidifier, this device will help you out a lot.

If there is severe water damage, don’t attempt to dry the area yourself. Instead, call for professional Amarillo water damage restoration services.

Vacuum the Area

If you’re able to get the water drained and the area is dry, vacuum the carpet. Vacuuming the carpet will remove any lingering dust, which will help the odors dissipate faster. 

A large vacuum is recommended for this job.

What if These Tips Don’t Work?

Regardless of whether the above tips help or not, you should always contact a professional after water damage. SERVPRO’s experts in Amarillo water damage restoration will help ensure that the musty smell that’s been lingering in your carpets will be gone for good.

How do SERVPRO Professionals Remove Musty Odor?

Each service provider is different when it comes to removing musty odors. But for us here at SERVPRO, we rely on a meticulous process for all our services, even as something as simple as odor removal.

Inspection and Assessment

When we arrive at your home or business, the first thing we will always do is inspect and assess the damage. By doing so, we get an idea of the type of work we should perform to get the job done correctly and efficiently. 

Also, our inspection allows us to see if any other sort of damage is present, such as mold growth. If other types of damage are present, we will deploy more robust Amarillo water damage restoration services.

Water Removal

If your carpets still give off a musty odor, even after all you’ve done, there’s still a chance that water lies deep beneath their surfaces. 

After inspection, we will utilize our powerful pumps and vacuums to ensure all moisture is completely removed.


After water removal is complete, we will restore your carpets to a pristine, odor-free condition. 

Need Help Removing Musty Carpet Odors? Call SERVPRO

For 35+ years, SERVPRO has been trusted for its Amarillo water damage restoration services. When you need help removing odors, you can count on us for our expertise.

Call us at (806) 331-4555 or visit our contact page for a free quote. 

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