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Wet floor carpet and padding question

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by 60guy, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Dec 5, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    60guy

    60guy [OP] BADASS

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    So my wife's Jeep Liberty had a leaky door seal around some holes where the silicone has worn out and the passenger side of the car had a bout 2 inches of water under the carpet. I've taken the passenger side set out and pulled the carpet up and sopped up all the water in the floor pan. My question is what is the best way to get the carpet and padding dried out to prevent mold growth? I'm in Alabama but the weather is currently cold (50 degrees) and cloudy so not really and sun shine to help me out. I've also re siliconed the holes I just need to know the best way to get the carpet and padding dried out. I've got a small space heater that I'm about tot try. Its an 05 and is out of warranty and the Jeep dealership wanted $75 just to look at it.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Dec 5, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    I'd probably just hang them up near the heater and let it air dry. There's not much you can do.... maybe use a hair dryer for some long manual drying fun. Sucks but... :/ GL
     
  3. Dec 5, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    4low2go

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    If you run the A/C and heat on a floor setting whenever you drive it will reduce the moisture. It won't be fast, but it helps.
     
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