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What To Do After Your Carpet Cleaning Service

What To Do After Your Carpet Cleaning Service Now that your CARPETS are clean, here are a few important things to keep in mind.
post3 Try to minimize traffic as much as possible until it is completely dry. Even a small amount of water can loosen soil from feet, shoes and paws, re-soiling the carpets. When you must walk on damp carpet, make sure it is without shoes and only with clean feet or clean socks.
Be Cautious! If you must walk on the carpets, it can be very slippery when going from the damp carpet to a hard surface. It is always safest to stay off of freshly cleaned carpets until they are completely dry, especially for children, the elderly and pets. Place a towel on the floor near transitions from carpet to hard floor.
Do Not Replace Furniture until the carpet is completely dry, usually after 24-48 hours. Also, do not remove any of the blocks and tabs that we left under furniture until dry. Furniture can leave rust or stains if allowed to sit on even slightly damp carpet. Do not replace chair pads or area rugs for at least 3 days.
Use Fans! Remember to turn on all of your ceiling fans in rooms that have been cleaned. Also, be sure to turn on the house fan for your central air unit. Good air circulation and ventilation are keys to getting your carpets dry faster. We aim for about 6 to 8 hours of dry time. Under the right conditions, carpets may dry in as little as a few hours. Or, they can take up to 24 hours or more depending on humidity, treatments and circulation. To help pull moisture from the air, turn the thermostat down a few degrees in the summer or up a few degrees in the winter.
Vacuum: Once your carpet is completely dry, it will be safe to vacuum. Some carpets may feel stiff after cleaning. Vacuuming will help to loosen the fibers and restore softness. However, vacuuming wet carpet is dangerous. We recommend waiting at least 24 hours before vacuuming even if your carpet feels dry to the touch.
Call Us: If you have any questions or notice any areas of concern, please call us as soon as possible. We are here to help!