Roof leaked over 20 plus gallons of water onto my greatroom carpet last night

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The flatroof area of my house, is way past due for a new roof, leaked at least 20 gallons plus, had lots of buckets on the carpet to catch about half the water. Probably Going to rain again tomorrow. Should I water claw the carpet, even though, I’ll have to do it again tomorrow? Don’t have a dehumidifier, airpath lot of dry pods and an anti-microbial. New roofs not coming for a few months.
 
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If you're not in the mood to patch or throw a blue tarp on the roof, suck out the water and remove the pad underneath the carpet, so water extraction will be quicker and easier, then replace the pad once you get a new roof
 
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The water came from above, check the insulation in the attic and exterior walls. Check the sheetrock ceiling and walls. Are the carpet and pad on a cement slab?

According to Weather History for 1/5/2018 you, Sacramento, CA, have a dew point of 53, minimum temperature of 50 and maximum temperature of 59, so you will need a dehumidifier (LGR) or to heat and vent the affected areas.
 

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