But i honestly cant tell it s it s just cold from being on the slab or legitimately wet underneath.
Carpet feels damp humidity.
Anyway the last couple of days my carpet kind of feels damp under my feet.
I bought a general tools pin type moisture meter model mm1e and it is reading around 14 throughout the two rooms.
Maybe i m going crazy but after a big rain my living room just feels damp.
A bedroom requires about 50 relative humidity year round to help reduce dust mites and allergens you can sleep better too by maintaining proper humidity levels which should stay at a sufficient moist because it s much kinder on your mucous membranes.
Remove as much water from the damp carpet as possible using a wet vacuum.
Within a week or so the damp spot progressed to a puddle 4 by 6 feet that a wet vac couldn t really keep up with.
Note the locations and hire a professional to make repairs to the roof as necessary.
The temporary fix was to rip up the carpet knock a hole in the concrete slab repair the leaking pipe fill in the hole with quickcrete cement and restretch the carpet once it and the pad had dried.
If the humidity is too high your carpets will never completely dry and therefore be clean.
There s no apparent smell but i swear the carpet feels damp not wet just cold and damp.
I have vacuumed probably 8 times in the last 2 days.
Steam cleaners use water it s how they work.
How does humidity affect carpet cleaning.
Dryer air inside will allow the carpets themselves to dry more quickly but stick to the recommended humidity range.
Experts estimate that this is between 40 50.
Investigate any drywall damage or musty smells by removing drywall if necessary and looking for water damage in the framing.
If you don t have a wet vacuum dab the damp area with towels until it s feeling a little drier.
Work in small sections at a time.
And steam cleaned and vacuumed up baking soda.
Check the attic for signs of leaks including discolored plywood on the ceiling and moldy insulation on the floor.
That moisture then needs to evaporate from your carpet and this only happens when the surrounding air is dryer than.
During the summer months temperatures rise and the air becomes more humid.
We have a crawl space under the entire house that is only accessed from the outside.
What is wrong with this carpet i don 39 t know what else to do.
During rainy days set up a humidifier in your house to maintain optimum humidity.
I am in melb and we have been having high humidity of late.
It smells slightly mildewy and feels cold like there might be moisture.
Nice for your vacation but not so great for your carpet.
When i vacuumed the smell got worse temporarily.
We are in queensland and after so much rain and then heat our carpet feels damp and there s mould on e erything walls window frames furniture sofa curtains etc.
However you may not know that the ideal humidity levels fluctuate from room to room and season to season.