Over the years, we’ve found many customers ask several great questions. We’ve compiled a list of a few of them here.
How often should I make an appointment for professional carpet cleaning?
Since your home is such a significant and important investment, your carpeting can play a large part in keeping your investment secure. Vacuuming alone can’t prevent long-term wear and tear from altering your carpet’s appearance and compromising it’s lifespan. Professional cleanings help to remove the dirt and grime that ingrains itself deeply into carpet fibers over longer periods of time.
Because dirty carpet fibers also break down faster, regular professional cleaning also helps extend the lifetime of your carpet. It is recommended to have your carpets professionally cleaned once per year. If certain areas of your home has heavy traffic, or if you have pets which track in large amounts of dirt or grime, it is worth considering just having those areas cleaned in between full room cleanings.
How long does it take for the carpet to dry after the cleaning?
The length of time it takes for the carpet to dry is dependent on humidity and other factors. Leaving the air conditioner and an fans on helps speed the drying time. For most services, the expected drying time is 6-8 hours.
However, we provide expedited drying as part of our services, and actively work to speed up drying time using professional drying equipment. We may do additional drying passes throughout your home as we clean as well. We at Alamo Steam Team strive to help your carpets dry at least twice as fast!
How long before we can walk on the carpet?
You can walk on the carpet immediately. However, staying off the carpet until it is dry yields the best results.
Should I let my carpet dry on its own if we have a flood?
Absolutely not! We’ve seen a lot of flood damage over the years we’ve been in business. As a part of our service, we can offer mitigation and drying services after floods. Wet carpet can take forever to dry, and may lead to a mold infestation, which can pose a severe threat to health and home. Let us help remove excess water and wet padding from your floors.
Why should I have ScotchGard reapplied after I cleaned?
Even if your carpet comes with some stain-resistant properties, these can wear off with time. Reapplication can allow you to vacuum in the future with fewer passes, as well as facilitate easier cleanup of spills, dust and dirt. We’ve also compiled a guide with some more tips on Scotchgard for your convenience.