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We have had some issues with this over the past few years on a smaller scale, but this is absurd. This is part of my basement. The door to the right is the laundry room. Just inside the laundry room there is one of those big plastic sinks that the washer drains into.The carpet has no padding.
Something clogged the drain after my wife ran a load of laundry the other night. The tub filled up and flooded all over the basement. I have spent 2-3 days sopping up wet carpet, linoleum, concrete and running fans and a massive dehumidifier.
When the carpets finally dried, this is the shit i was left with. This is not laundry detergent. I have rented those carpet cleaner things from Kroger, filled them with boiled water even, and we always get a white residue. This is extreme but illustrates the point well. WTF is this and WTF can I do about it? We are on city water (Troy). Even professional carpet cleaning doesn't get this crap out on the first try. It looks good and then it dries - more white residue. They have had to come back multiple times in the past to get it all out.
Serious and sarcastic replies accepted.
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The Colombian Troy drug cartel found a way to put coca in the cities water and when it evaporates it leaves behind their white lightning. They figure out you know their master plan, you gone.
Hard water? Time to call.
You're from Troy? You better not be wearing a Tigers hat.
Don't be an idiot, Beefman. I'm not from Troy. I just live in Troy.
I'm from Dearborn, lived in Farmington Hills, East Lansing, Austin, Detroit, and Ferndale. However, I only feel comfortable wearing my Troy Athens gear when out and about because I don't want people to judge me and what I might be trying to represent.
carpeted basement ftl...
Is it just a stain or is it crusty/ powdery?
It could be the backing/glue from under the carpet coming up through the fibers. Our basement flooded a couple weeks ago and I pulled all the carpet and draped it to dry in the garage and this shit was everywhere.
Had it reinstalled and it looks fine now but not sure what would have looked like if I didn't pull it.
Cum....it's definitely cum. Congrats.
Water is probably too soft.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think they put any backing or glue underneath it. It's just a berber carpet on concrete. I don't really know how to answer the question, because it's both. It's a crusty/powdery stain. It's definitely something with the water. I have run our Bissell SpotBot upstairs on cat/dog/kid stains and it leaves a similar residue.
That's probably a good plan. I agree with the fella that says it's the carpet adhesive, BTW.
It's possible that there is no adhesive on the carpet. If it is the water, it might be that you have too soft of water. Lick it and see if it tastes salty.
Oh it's salty all right.
But seriously, don't you use that carpet fresh shit all the time because your dog smells ? The vacuum will never pick all that shit up and when the water flooded the basement it probably brought a lot to the surface.
This post was edited by ZCavaricci21757 10 months ago
Stopped using it like 2 years ago because I thought that might be the problem. Definitely not the problem. You should see this shit - it's ridiculous. There are dime-sized deposits of cretaceous white shit just from the water drying.
Use this website to help figure out what the mystery white powder is:
No need, it is obviously cocaine.
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I'm not talking about glue/adhesive to hold the carpet down to the floor, all carpet has a backing to it to hold the fibers together. When the carpet gets wet the backing can disintegrate and breaks down into a powder or granule. I doubt this would cause staining though.
Also keep in mind if you flood your carpet you've got almost no chance of drying your padding in time to stop mold growth, even with a professional company.
I tore my carpet out to dry and ripped out the padding. Then had new padding put in and the carpet reinstalled for $500 (13x26' room)
You gone, OP. Minus well burn the house down and start over
Your dog is a slob.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
The problem is really quite simple - It's on the floor. Water belongs in a cup.
This post was edited by MagicalJohnson 10 months ago
Rent the basement out recently for a porn shoot?
Stop fracking in your basement.
i'm pretty sure you have cancer.
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