If you need to hire a professional carpet cleaner when listing and staging your Miami home and have never or not done so in a very long time, you probably have many questions. You are not alone, we get many questions about the carpet cleaning process and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Here are some of the most frequently asked carpet cleaning questions answered.
What do I need to do to prepare for a professional carpet cleaning?
If you want every inch of carpeting in a room cleaned (which is recommended), you will need to remove everything from the room, including all of the furniture. This is why it is such a great idea to have the carpets professionally cleaned before you move into a new home. Some people choose to just pick up small items or things that are sensitive to moisture which is ok as well, but areas of carpet under large and heavy furniture will not be cleaned if the equipment cannot fit under them. It is also a good idea to do a thorough vacuuming just before the cleaners arrive.
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How soon can we walk on it?
It is ideal not to let anything come in contact with the carpet until it is fully dry. Minimal steps can be taken across the carpet if necessary with stockings or booties on. Be extra careful when transitioning from wet carpet to a hard surface floor your feet can be slick on the bottom.
When will the carpet be dry?
It can take anywhere from 8 to 24 hours for carpets to fully dry after a carpet cleaning. Fans and open windows ( in areas of low to no humidity) can help to speed up the process by a little, not a ton.
If I turn the heat up will the floors dry faster?
Cranking up the heat in your home to help dry the carpet is not necessary. The best thing to help drying time is air flow. Keep the temperature in your home at a comfortable temperature and keep the air moving with the use of fans.
How do I keep my floors clean after a professional deep cleaning?
The best thing you can do to maintain your carpets and keep them in the best shape possible is with regular and proper vacuuming. Frequency and consistency are important to keep carpet fibers from crushing and dirt from settling deep into fibers. Make sure to vacuum in overlapping rows and go slow enough for the machine to have enough time for proper suction power.
Spot cleaning right when stains, spills, and accidents happen is also key to keeping your carpets spot-free. Remember to always gently blot when cleaning a spot and never rub.