cleaning basement carpet
(not sure where to ask..)- we are thinking of having our wall to wall basement carpet cleaned. It is on padding which is not glued down.
About a year or 2 ago the water heater had a crack and a portion of the carpet got wet. We lifted it back, got rid of the padding that had gotten wet, ran some fans etc etc and then put the carpet back down (the portion is maybe 8 by 4, the rest of the basement is much larger).
The basement is also where our 2 dogs spend lots of time, and over the years,and smells like it.
If we have the carpet cleaned, has anyone done that? Is there a problem with getting the carpet dry again? We are debating about doing that (having someone clean the carpets as I suspect we would not do a great job ourselves)... or ripping it out. I would rather have carpet than not, but wonder if we will end up ripping it out anyway.Hoping someone can speak from experience,