2018 February

How Long Will It Take My Newly-Cleaned Carpets To Dry?

February 22, 2018

Yes, I know – when you work from home or are simply AT home, it seems to take an age for carpets to dry. Usually they will be completely bone-dry within 24 hours, but often they are usably dry within 4-6 hours, depending on the type of fibers in your carpet and how absorbent they are.

 

If you simply have to traverse your carpeted expanse before they are dry, use plastic grocery bags tied to your feet to protect your newly-preened flooring. Just take care not to rush about and make sure to hold on to something – plastic on feet can be quite slippy!

 

Your carpet cleaning specialist will be able to give you a more accurate assessment of your grocery-bag-gliding timescale.

 

In the meantime, if you’re ready to book your next carpet-preening session, give BCS Cleaning Utah a call today on 801 561 1730– we’ll have your carpets ship-shape in a jiffy!

Can I Walk On My Just-Cleaned Carpets While They’re Damp?

February 19, 2018

Okay, so you absolutely MUST get to the bathroom. So how do you get across your carpets without upsetting them? Oooo you’re gonna love this solution – it’s easy, cheap AND helps the environment (sort of)!

 

Grocery bags! I kid you not, plastic grocery bags are a godsend for dealing with damp carpets. Put them on over your socks (or even over your shoes if you’re dashing in and dashing out) and tie the handles around your ankles. Leave a clutch of them by your front door so everyone can wear the latest designer fashion footwear around your drip-dry home.

 

Grocery bags are brilliant for this purpose – they work like snowshoes for carpet, distributing your weight somewhat so the carpet doesn’t get compressed in its damp state, while protecting the damp fibers from any dirt on your socks or shoes. Plus you can get around your house! Yay!

One important thing to note if you’re going to try this suggestion – plastic grocery bags are SLIPPY! So make sure you move slowly and hold on to something stable as you move around, especially if you have to get down stairs.

 

In the meantime, if you’re ready to book your next carpet-preening session, give BCS Cleaning Utah a call today on 801 561 1730– we’ll have your carpets ship-shape in a jiffy!

Why Should I Wait Before Walking On My Just-Cleaned Carpets?

February 19, 2018

Well, apart from the obvious (you’ll be plodding around in very damp socks!), there are a couple reasons why it really is worth waiting to walk on your carpets after they’ve just been cleaned.

 

1 – Protects the pile

When your carpets are cleaned, the pile gets washed out and plumped up to its new condition, so your carpet looks lovely and plush again. If you walk on it (especially on the heavy tread areas that take a pile-beating anyway), the damp pile gets flattened back down and may dry that way, which kind of defeats the objective of making it all lovely and fluffy again. You’ve probably seen this happen many times with your laundry – if you leave freshly washed laundry in the machine for long enough for it to dry, you end up with deep creases that even an iron struggles to remove.

 

The simplest solution is just to not walk on your carpets until they’re dry. If you absolutely must traverse them, try to stick to the edges (secret-agent-style), which aren’t usually walked on and so their carpet pile is more resilient than than the more frequently-traversed heavy traffic walkways.

 

2 – Damp fabric holds on to dirt

It’s exactly the same with damp clothes or even your damp kitchen rags – if you get dirt on them, the dirt tends to get wet and clings to the obliging fabric surface. On clothes, this is a relatively easy fix – you just rewash them. But do you really want to go to the trouble of having your carpets rewashed? And then you can’t walk on them for longer, and it’s all just a big, irritating disaster….

 

So how exactly do you get across the epic expanse of carpet while it’s still damp? Next week’s installment in our series will answer that in rip-roaring fashion.

 

In the meantime, if you’re ready to book your next carpet-preening session, give BCS Cleaning Utah a call today on 801 561 1730– we’ll have your carpets ship-shape in a jiffy!

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