[VIDEO] Most carpet in homes is installed over pad. Both of these materials need to dry completely, and quickly or mold could 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 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. PuroClean ensures that these flooring materials are dry as part of the water mitigation process.