The best way to dry wet carpet is by using a wet dry vacuum if you don t have one you can rent one from a local hardware store.
Carpet flooded foam padd.
Even if the carpet itself begins to feel dry a saturated pad.
First the photo shows what appears to be a rug.
Here is a full list of densities by pad type.
A rug pad is going to be a pvc netting like pad or a synthetic fiber pad.
Ideally the carpet and the padding need to be completely dry within forty eight hours to protect your home from mold growth.
Carpet padding is usually a foam underlayment specifically designed for installation under broadloom carpet.
The environmental protection agency advises us that it is necessary to act immediately when your carpet gets wet.
A rug pad is usually going to be different from a carpet pad.
While the carpet is drying check the condition of the wall insulation.
After all the pad gets minimal air circulation because it is sandwiched between the hard floor surface below it and the carpet above it.
The foam pad now acting as a sponge absorbs the excess water and becomes saturated.
It serves a number of uses such as insulation acoustics support and comfort.
Use the pliers to pull the carpet from the tack strip near the wall.
Go for at least 30 oz and preferably 40 oz.
Density carpet pad with spillsafe moisture barrier 80 sq.
The first step to drying out carpet padding and carpeting post flood is actually removing the water.
Usually rated in ounces but may be rated in pounds.
When you leave moisture sitting in a warm dark place these toxins will invade your home and once moisture and mold permeate a carpet pad it s impossible to.
Most carpet padding consists of polyurethane foam the same stuff that s in furniture mattresses and even car seats.
But if the insulation is wet it s gotta go wet insulation cannot be saved.
It takes time for the carpet to dry.
Density should be 12 lbs for durability.
I have been a manufacturer sales representative for carpet pad for almost 20 years.
Unattended wet carpet is prone to mold and mildew.
So the quicker you get started on this the better.
Go for a minimum of 6lb if durability is important synthetic fiber pad.
Snap a chalk line cut the drywall with a recip saw and toss the wet stuff.
Leaving wet carpet sitting risks not only damaging the carpet and the padding beneath but risks damaging your subfloor as well.
There is a lot of miss information in the comments here.
Once water gets into the carpet pad it is very slow to dry.
You may need to remove carpet staples near the wall if a tack strip wasn t used.
If you don t have insulation and you dry out the basement quickly you don t have to replace the drywall.