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Old 02-03-2014, 03:09 PM   #1
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Help tank overflowed

My tank malfunctioned and dumped several gallons of water on my floor. I'm in trouble guys this is on the wife's new carpet. My stand is solid on the bottom so I don't know how to get it dry underneath less draining the whole tank to be moved. Anyone have any experience or advice with a flood?
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:14 PM   #2
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Maybe a carpet cleaner or something similar to suck up water out of carpet and pad. And fans to dry. Any staining? If so carpet cleaner for sure.

Good luck with the wife!

How big of a tank are we talking?
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:50 PM   #3
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+1 on the fan get some towels sop up what you can then just set a fan blowing on it overnight just try not to point It at the tank
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Depending where you live, you can rent industrial floor dryer fans at Home Depot. They work very well in carpet too!
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Helped a friend a few months back similar situation, we used a rental carpet cleaner from rug doctor and that sucker pulled water out from under his stand. Worked great! He ended up breaking it down for an upgrade a couple weeks ago and had no mold and very little salt residue.
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Thanks people! I do have a decent size Bissell carpet cleaner that I used around the tank and have been running fans all night. I'm just really worried about underneath and it molding. In a show of "hands" how many would drain and move the tank or just let it hopefully naturally dry?
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I would drill a couple holes in the bottom and put a fan over one of them just to move a little air. Definitely wouldn't break the tank down.
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Mold wont grow if it dries completely. There is more harm than good to dissemble.
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I wouldn't break the tank down, just try to dry it as much as possible.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:56 PM   #10
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the only issue is the water underneath the tank... I previously had a tank sitting on carpet and a few spills went on the carpet now and again but cleaned it all nicely. but when I moved homes underneath the tank there was a big stain on the carpet... even called in a pro to try and clean it up but no luck. had to eventually replace the carpet.
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