Most carpet in homes is installed over pad. Both of these materials need to dry completely, and quickly or mould will develop. It is important to extract as much water as possible from both carpet and pad. This requires specialized equipment and should be done by professionals such as PuroClean. PuroClean has the training expertise and the specialized equipment to remove the excess water and then to dry the carpet and pad, and other materials that may also be water damaged. The PuroClean professionals will also know if the carpet/pad need to be removed because of contaminants that were in the water. After professional extraction the drying time will depend on the type of carpet and pad. Normally they are dry in a day or two.