Xmas eve morning my wife calls me and says the carpet is wet in our closets of the master bed room. My first instruction was to have her go turn the water main off. I got home about 2 pm and saw that yes the carpets in the closets was all wet, but the sheet-rock looked fine around the area. I went outside and pulled the water spigot out that is mounted on the outside wall right in the area of these two closets. Sure enough there was a crack in the copper part of the water spigot. $35 later and the water leak was fixed
Now what to do with all the 50 ft^2 of wet carpet. Already have a call into my insurance, and a contractor who can pull the carpet up. I am planning on having him just pull the carpet back, then my wife and I will cut away the water soaked pad. Have a big fan from the shop that I can use to dry the sub floor. Then hopefully a few days later will be able to put some new padding down, and was going to have him come and re-install the carpet using his stretcher.
Does this sound like the best way to do it? Any comments on the carpet part? I.E. should I try and pull it up myself and just have him re-install it?