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The answer to this question is very subjective, as it depends on so many factors. 

Most places will say mold develops within 24 to 48 hours, but remediation specialists will often tell you that those numbers are highly subjective and that mold often doesn’t start until many days later, sometimes as many as 18 days later!

In the Salt Lake Valley and Park City, we are blessed (depending on your perspective!) with a very dry atmosphere, thanks to our high elevation, desert location and high amount of salt, so damp is much less of an issue for us than for most of the US. Even when prevailing damp IS an issue, due to a pipe break or water spillage or some other reason, mold takes a lot longer to take hold here than it does in other places. 

The bottom line is: if you’ve had a pipe burst in your home and your carpets have been flooded, you don’t need to panic that if they’re not bone dry within a day or two you’ll have vast alien colonies of mold proliferating with reckless abandon throughout your home. That simply won’t happen. The worst that will happen in that timeframe is that your home (and specifically the wet area) will smell damp and unpleasant, and the carpet itself may be damaged or stained. But destructive mold takes longer to develop, especially in the dry conditions we experience year-round in Utah. 

That being said, mold development is not 100% predictable, so it’s worth getting the damp issue fixed as quickly as possible.  And the sooner you have your carpets professionally cleaned, the less likely it is that stains will permanently set in. BCS Cleaning Utah are specialists in both cleaning and removing middling amounts of excess water from carpets. Give us a call today at 801 561 1730 to schedule your FREE carpet remediation consultation.

How Long Does Carpet Last?

October 9, 2019

In the average household (2-4 people), a carpet will usually last about 3-5 years. By this point, most carpet fibers will have become old and frayed from use. Stains will also have sunk in, often dulling the initial color of your carpet.

You can extend the life of your carpet exponentially with regular maintenance (thorough vacuuming and spot-cleaning) and by having it professionally cleaned once or twice a year. Professional cleaning removes deep dirt, stains, and odors, as well as restoring the pile of the carpet and protecting the base of your carpet and underlay from chemicals or dirt that, left unchecked, can eat either or both away.

Call the experts at BCS Cleaning Utah today on 801 561 1730 to schedule your FREE professional carpet cleaning consultation.

Oh, the joys of cat ownership! Cuddles and loving, squinty eyes are lovely, but they don’t quite eliminate the irritation of finding a procession of conveniently-situated muddy pawprints tracked over your carpet. 

At BCS, we’ve been handling the unadvertised horrors of feline ownership for our clients for over thirty years. Here’s the lowdown on how to remove pesky pawprint stains from carpet:

1 Remove any dried mud carefully with a handheld vacuum. Be careful not to push the mud further into the carpet. 

2 Create a solution of one part plain white vinegar and two parts water. Spray liberally over the affected area.

3 Blot dry using clean paper towels.

If after employing this very complicated method you’re still struggling with pawprint stains, or if the stains are older and seem to be set in the carpet, call BCS today at 801 561 1730. We’ll have your carpet set to rights in a jiffy.

Oh, the joys of dog ownership! Obedience and cuddles and soft brown eyes are lovely, but they don’t quite eliminate the irritation of finding a procession of conveniently-situated muddy pawprints tracked over your carpet. 

At BCS, we’ve been handling the unadvertised horrors of canine ownership for our clients for over thirty years. Here’s the lowdown on how to remove pesky pawprint stains from carpet:

1 Remove any dried mud carefully with a handheld vacuum. Be careful not to push the mud further into the carpet. 

2 Create a solution of one part plain white vinegar and two parts water. Spray liberally over the affected area.

3 Blot dry using clean paper towels.

If after employing this very complicated method you’re still struggling with pawprint stains, or if the stains are older and seem to be set in the carpet, call BCS today at 801 561 1730. We’ll have your carpet set to rights in a jiffy.

Tweety-pie is adorable with his cooing and chattering, but then he pees. On your carpet. Nice. Or maybe it isn’t your own personal Tweety-Pie that is the offender – perhaps you were innocently minding your own business and a pigeon decided to come in and hang out before going ballistic and dumping his guts all over your carpets and soft furnishing.

Either way, before screaming bloody murder and losing the will to live, here’s the lowdown on getting that mess up off your carpets and fabric coverings.

For urine on a rug or carpet, blot – never rub – to absorb as much of the liquid as possible, then cover with a generous sprinkling of baking soda. Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda is its fancy name) is a miracle product, and it’s worth investing in a Costco-sized crate of the stuff for multiple stain-related emergencies. Let it sit for at least an hour before vacuuming up.

If you’re still left with more bird DNA on your carpet than you’d like, mix together a half cup of hydrogen peroxide (3 percent) and one teaspoon of ammonia (use a clothes peg for your nose); apply to the affected area with a rag and leave to do its thing for thirty minutes, then blot dry. 

For a final rescue remedy, saturate the area with club soda (the fizzy will help loosen and lift any leftover discoloration) and blot dry again. 

If you’re still in dire straits and the above hasn’t quite rescued you from Tweety’s tinkles, give the experts at BCS a call at 801 561 1730. Our professionals will have your carpets spick and span in a jiffy!

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