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Old 10-27-2014, 10:18 PM   #1
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I need help now

Ok so i tuned on my skimmer for the first time and I must have screwed something up because a minute after turning it on the motor fell off and the water started spilling onto the floor. So there is now About 5 gallons of water in the floor (my entire basement is carpeted so the carpet is soaked) what do I do??? There is water under the stand so do I have to tear it all down to move the stand? How should I clean up the water? PLEASE HELP
(side note, my mom will be home at 10 so I need to clean this up somehow)

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Old 10-27-2014, 10:24 PM   #2
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You will probably not be able to dry it before 10, 5 gallons is a lot. Get a bunch of towels and scrub the hell out of that carpet haha
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:27 PM   #3
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Ok the bigger question is do I have to do a tear down to move the stand? Below the carpet is concrete so it's not like it's wood but I'm worried that there will. Be mold

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Old 10-27-2014, 10:30 PM   #4
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I dont know if you mean take down the stand and dry up below or remove the carpet but if you remove 80 to 90% of water mold will most likely not appear
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:47 PM   #5
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So if I do a good jobbing drying the area around the stand I won't have to take down my tank and move the stand?

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Old 10-27-2014, 10:47 PM   #6
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If anyone wants to have a laugh... This is what my basement looks like right now

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Most likely. Ive had incidents of the sort and just drying properly will prevent mold in most cases
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:51 PM   #8
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Ok thanks for the help. Sorry if I was a bit obnoxious lol I've never had something like this happen before

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Old 10-27-2014, 10:53 PM   #9
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Rent a carpet dryer from home depot or fire up a dehumidifier if you have it, the concrete will actually pull moisture from the carpet in most cases. Still..dryer faster is best.m

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If you can get a hold of a wet/dry shop vac then perhaps you can use it to suck out some of the water from the carpet. Tedious, yes. Good luck with this.


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