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Sandy got my trailer.

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  • Sandy got my trailer.

    Well, the dressing room. The hurricane ripped open the roof vent, which stripped the hand crank. DH shut the vent (its 12x12 or so, a big one) so the rain (stopped) coming in.

    Well...just replaced the whole floor in the horse area, and the dressing room is carpeted. Looks like original (1991) indoor/outdoor berber. Its soaked, of course.

    Not sure how I am going to get the carpet up, I think it's superglued on as I cannot find any staples or nails.

    What can I use to rip the carpet up, and/or ensure it doesnt get moldy? I have some blankets in there (dry) and some misc crap I dont use often, nothing "perishable".

    I'd like to put laminate down or something other than carpet, but in the mean time...how to prevent the rot? I have little time, but could certainly employ the DH to do something.

  • #2
    Glad it was "only" the DR.
    Would your insurance cover any of the damage?

    To dry it out you might try one of those high-powered fans.


    Kinda pricy to buy, but you may be able to rent one from somewhere.
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
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    • #3
      I'm Innocent!

      I swear, I didn't do anything. I'm justing hanging out here in California.

      Seriously, glad it was only the trailer and nothing irreplaceable. Will your insurance cover it, or do you have a really high deductible?


      • #4
        Originally posted by Sandy M View Post
        I swear, I didn't do anything. I'm justing hanging out here in California.

        Seriously, glad it was only the trailer and nothing irreplaceable. Will your insurance cover it, or do you have a really high deductible?
        You've got a LOT of explaining to do.
        "Aye God, Woodrow..."


        • #5
          I would use a carpet cleaner and just use the suck feature on it to bring up as much water as you can, leave everything open with fans if you can to try it fast.
          The one good thing about repeating your mistakes is that you know when to cringe.


          • #6
            A shop vac is your friend in these types of situations. It can suck up lots of water. Then, as others have said, leave the door open with a fan.


            • #7
              Use a shop vac viciously. Then hang a fanblowing directly down on the carpet to dry it. Keep fans going for a few days, using the shop vac multiple times. Even this may not work. If it was up to me, I would take an exacto knife and cut the edges of the carpet as close to the walls as I could get and yank it up. I would still put fans on it after the yanking to make sure the floor dried completely.

              She may not have changed the stars from their courses, but she loved a good man, and she rode good horses….author unknown


              • #8
                Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
                A shop vac is your friend in these types of situations. It can suck up lots of water. Then, as others have said, leave the door open with a fan.
                Try the Billy Mays Shamwow things. They honest-to-God absorb a lot of water.

                Last in the order of things, get some Dry-Z-Air-- it's humectant pellets made for keeping boats and RVs dry.

                I had a DR whose carpeting got soaked. I did all this and didn't treat out any carpet or get mold.
                The armchair saddler
                Politically Pro-Cat


                • #9
                  You could also put a dehumidifier in there to remove the moisture. Just make sure and close up everything tight so you are primarily removing the moisture from within, not dehumidifying the outdoors.


                  • #10
                    To get the carpet up; http://www.harborfreight.com/multifu...amp-68861.html
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